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Disaster Preparedness

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by vfx, Mar 14, 2011.

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  1. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    you forgot the [science] [/science] - Tags :)
     
  2. vfx

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    Thanks Doug, some good stuff. But will CMEs hurt a plugged in EV?
     
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    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    Sorry for the missing tags.

    <science>

    No, it won't hurt an EV, whether it's plugged in or not. You'll just lose power.

    If we ever got a blast big enough to do that kind of damage, the car wouldn't have to be plugged in to be damaged, and same goes for most other electrical devices across North America (including ICE cars). That sort of event would more likely to be due to a high-altitude nuclear detonation than the sun.

    Either way, the end of civilization will be more important to you than your car. :eek:

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    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Might wife might say differently. :)
     
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    OMG they're shameless. Sickening!
     
  7. EV_de

    EV_de Model SP10/XP9 EU ZOE#47

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    Electric car's battery to power home appliances

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/T110530004416.htm

     
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    I've wanted a DC pack voltage to 120VAC inverter for years. Used an old UPS to do it with my 48 Volt pack in the AMPhibian http://amp-phibian.blogspot.com/2008/12/new-mod-portable-120-volt-power-supply.html
    And of course you can always use a 12VDC to 120VAC inverter through your 12V system though power will be limited and efficiency won't be great.
    I did find a 120VDC to 120VAC inverter for $450 which I might get, http://electricbluemotors.com/blueflash120.html and they have a higher voltage unit as well for 240-330VDC pack voltage http://electricbluemotors.com/blueflash240.html
     

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