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by floydster
Mon May 11, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 AGM
Replies: 20
Views: 17408

Perhaps my view is jaded due to all the Euro trash I have had to endure at work, that no other country seems to bother with :roll: ChrisB I'm the same. I have so much cr*p to deal with from Europe that days can go by without any real work being done. Ahhh! ........I pay a similar amount to a couple...
by floydster
Sat May 09, 2009 9:16 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 2009 AGM
Replies: 20
Views: 17408

Re: 2009 AGM

Several people spoke to me at the show I was at last weekend saying how they were disappointed with the direction the BVS is going back to. I've left the BVS two three times now, this really is the last chance. I pay a similar amount to a couple of other organisations and receive a much better mag ...
by floydster
Tue Apr 28, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenpower racing at Gooodwood
Replies: 7
Views: 6168

Cool pictures. Love this one

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by floydster
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: EV in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 16260

nino500 wrote:For a cheap pure sine wave inverter, try one of these.
I've rarely paid more than a tenner for one (you don't need the internal batteries to work, so you can buy them as scrap).


Cool, thanks for that. I can maybe get a hold of some old UPSs to have a fiddle with.

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by floydster
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: EV in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 16260

Buy a decent full sinewave invertor though, not a cheapy chinese one I already have one feeding my emergency lights and sockets in the house. What a difference compared to the Chinese ones, they're OK for lights but only the pure sine wave one fires up mu other half's hair straighteners :) Personal...
by floydster
Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Government to offer up to £5000 subsidy for buying electr
Replies: 20
Views: 15343

New technologies are *always* expensive though. Hardly new, just lack of development. Then again the ICE has hardly changed in the last 100 years. First land speed record was set by an electric car in 1890 and Queen Victoria was a huge fan of EVs. The problem is that we based our economy on carbon,...
by floydster
Tue Apr 14, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: EV in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 16260

Emergency use only, I think. That's all I was thinking of rather than buy a generator to take up more floor space somewhere an have something else to maintain. After Wednesday I'll have a second consumer unit installed and linked back to solar panels and battery bank to power all the constant low d...
by floydster
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: EV in reverse
Replies: 6
Views: 16260

EV in reverse

I've a sparky coming out this week to connect my solar panels to the house :) Anyway, being excited about generating some of my power for myself got me thinking. If I was to install a switch in the mains input to my own power could I just stick a beefy inverter on my diesel van when it's running and...
by floydster
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: All things battery related
Topic: Lead Acid Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 4226

I just bought a couple of 100Ah leisure batteries for a solar project and thought they were cheaper that last time I priced them :D Going back for a couple more before they go back up.


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by floydster
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Electrically assisted bikes
Topic: Lard Removal
Replies: 18
Views: 16354

When all else fails there's always brute force! Unfortunately they're quite thick and narrow all the way. :( Here's a picture . I'd planned to upgrade the components on my daily bike and transfer them over to this old one to make it usable again, never mind! I'll stick a wanted on the local freecyc...

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