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For anyone out there caught in the storms without power

My Fiance and I put together a video this afternoon showing how we've been able to use our Model 3 as a makeshift generator to power our woodstove blower, computers, internet router, and cell phones during natural disasters and/or power outages. This method made all of the difference for us through the 2019 Blizzard and horrendous 2020 wildfire season.

Please feel free to share with anyone who could benefit from it. We made it with all of the folks across the southern US without power right now in mind.

 

jennamarietx

South TX 2017 MX
Supporting Member
Jul 1, 2017
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Texas
Thanks for posting, you have a clever idea. We’re in the midst of “rolling blackouts” (as the San Antonio power company calls them) and are currently without heat and in the dark, waiting for them to give us another hour or so of electricity. But with only 150 watts, might not be able to do much good, could run some LED lights though.
 
Thanks for posting, you have a clever idea. We’re in the midst of “rolling blackouts” (as the San Antonio power company calls them) and are currently without heat and in the dark, waiting for them to give us another hour or so of electricity. But with only 150 watts, might not be able to do much good, could run some LED lights though.

For us, 150w was enough to power our woodstove blower, internet router, laptops, cell phones, and misc other small electronics. It was able to get us by for 9+ days. But having a woodstove really was our saving grace.
 

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