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by ed5000
Wed May 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Supplemental cooling for the charger.
Replies: 74
Views: 9952

Re: Supplemental cooling for the charger.

It also has been confirmed here that level 1 charging generates less heat. Especially if you use the supplied OEM 2012 Panasonic EVSE which only does 8 amps, 960 watts. That's how I've been recharging 95% of the time for the past year because of all the heat related failures we've been seeing here....
by ed5000
Sat May 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

Hope this scheme continues working for you and I trust you have some automatic controls for not overheating the water that comes from the collectors (uncontrolled and at a very low flowrate my pool solar collectors are great at generating steam on a summer afternoon). I have no overheat protection ...
by ed5000
Sat May 04, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, I think it's a great energy-saving idea to use the solar collectors and water heater tank as a pre-heater with storage! The tankless using only 1kW is a HUGE consumption reduction. Hope this scheme continues working for you and I trust you have some automatic controls for not overheating th...
by ed5000
Thu May 02, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, your tankless water heater is drawing 112.5 amps at 240vac?? :o Wow! Makes our car charging currents seem puny. Just how big is the circuit breaker for this thing? Good that you relocated the water heater location. When I designed my house, I located my (electric) water heater centrally wit...
by ed5000
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, your tankless water heater is drawing 112.5 amps at 240vac?? :o Wow! Makes our car charging currents seem puny. Just how big is the circuit breaker for this thing? Good that you relocated the water heater location. When I designed my house, I located my (electric) water heater centrally wit...
by ed5000
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

ed5000, does your water heater have a heat pump? I have a GE GeoSpring, but it had issues and I've modified it for TOU. Sorry Joe, I should have elaborated a little more on this. I have a tankless 27 kw electric water heater. So no heat pumps on these (that I'm aware of). The way my house is set up...
by ed5000
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

I installed a 4 by 10 foot (AE40) solar water heating panel on my roof 12 years ago with two 55 gallon storage tanks in the basement. Total coast was about $3K but I got half that back when I filed my taxes. It has paid for itself many times over and I figure the electricity it saves me is about th...
by ed5000
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

I want to try solar power but I find it expensive Around here it's expensive with or without solar. I just got my second full month energy bill since installing solar. It was $180 with $150 of it being the cost of natural gas. So about $30 was an electric connection fee and taxes. I usually pay bet...
by ed5000
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: SEC-Musk-Tesla
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: SEC-Musk-Tesla

Nothing to worry about. Just John D Rockerfeller pulling a few "strings" from his grave. :?
by ed5000
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Got Solar!
Replies: 24
Views: 2247

Re: Got Solar!

Congrats on the install. 47 cents/kWh is insane. No wonder Apple went all out on solar on their spaceship. Payback must be months instead of years. One way around all the hassles of dealing with the utility would be to put battery-based solar in with the grid set up as a "backup generator"...

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