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VipZ28

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3 panels wide and 17 rows … only 92 feet :hmm:
The first array I'm building out at my farm this winter (fuck working in the Texas heat) is going to be 3 x 12. It's going to be a covered parking area for the tractors. Should be able to easily power the house and charge the vehicles at a reduced rate.
 
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VipZ28

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I don't know why people don't disconnect, its not that hard
Depends on the trailer / hitch. My 36' bumper pull travel trailer had load levers and sway control plus emergency brakes. It took a goo9 15 minutes to get connected right.
 

JohnnyBeagle

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Depends on the trailer / hitch. My 36' bumper pull travel trailer had load levers and sway control plus emergency brakes. It took a goo9 15 minutes to get connected right.
yeah with a WD hitch I understand

but my 27' enclosed car carrier was just the ball and chains, park it somewhere out of the way, 3 minutes in and out and you're not blocking traffic or other chargers
 
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whatever

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i know @whatever and @MrBonus were very argumentative and :noes: prior to ownership

ive always maintained they are great for 70% of ppl, they have a place, but not for errybody and especially not for me

and ive always corrected the crowd that says errybody should have one
they are not good for rural use cases. need another generation of battery density improvement and huge charging improvements on state/county highways.
 

borazhasleftthebuilding

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they are not good for rural use cases. need another generation of battery density improvement and huge charging improvements on state/county highways.
in my case, theres only two routes to take between home and work, both major centers (for the area), just not enough stations YET, itll get there

jasper natl park got fucked this week with forest fires, whole town no power, chargers and gas stations down, and cell towers lol, ppl were scramblin
 
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VipZ28

OT's resident Solar and Home Battery guy, I guess?
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Jun 10, 2004
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Pearland, Texas
in my case, theres only two routes to take between home and work, both major centers (for the area), just not enough stations YET, itll get there

jasper natl park got fucked this week with forest fires, whole town no power, chargers and gas stations down, and cell towers lol, ppl were scramblin
We have outages all the time in Houston due to storms, construction, idiot drivers, etc. My power hasn't gone out since I put in my solar and battery in 2020. During the ice storm here my neighborhood was down for 3 days, and we were watching TV with the heat on. My batteries are topped up by noon so I could spend all afternoon charging a car, depending on the day that could be a 50% charge with my excess energy.
 

Hisma

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when the fuck they gonna start pumping out R1Ss :mad:
they were supposed to start delivering to normal customers in May. wtf happened.
 

JohnnyBeagle

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when the fuck they gonna start pumping out R1Ss :mad:
they were supposed to start delivering to normal customers in May. wtf happened.
 
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