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RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Not talking about the initial cost, I'm talking about the danger involved with use and the eventual problems with recycling. Up until recently I would have agreed with you. However, that is no longer the case: "The lithium solution was heated to 70–80?, and Na2CO3 solution was added to the reaction dropwise to produce sediments of Li. This precipitate was vacuum filtered, washed with high purity water several times, and dried under vacuum to obtain high purity battery grade Li2CO3." From: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/ntrev-2020-0119/html?lang=en
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:11pm Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

FishOnOne, What part of the word "nationally" do you not understand?
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Of course there are lead acid formulations that do not require 100% recharging, except once in 30 days.
pianotuna 05/01/22 10:21am Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Electric vehicle sales were at a record level both in California and nationally, according to numbers released by the California Energy Commission and interpreted by the electric vehicle advocacy organization Veloz this past week. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1135731_us-plug-in-vehicle-sales-hit-record-high-q1-tesla-and-california?utm_source=GCR+-+Daily+Headlines&utm_campaign=6fb567015a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2022_05_01_04_05&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_7e18d5fd93-6fb567015a-54660497
pianotuna 05/01/22 10:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

Just a note. Diesel fuel in East coast communities, in Canada, hit a high of $7.28 per US gallon in USD. For those of us that use liters $1.92 per liter (USD). Add that to starting truckers for Walmart (USA) getting paid between 94 and 110 THOUSAND dollars. Don't tell me Electric power will rival that price, anytime soon.
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I don’t know. We have been out 4 times this year. Al were dry camping. No services. All within a couple hours. But nothing stopping us from going further. We are headed for Quebec from BC. An 8 week 11000 kilometre round trip tour. Hi, I hope you will keep a log book with charge locations, costs and times.
pianotuna 05/01/22 07:45am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bluetooth question

Hi mr.ed. Yes Android 6 is too old now. I wonder if the 10" could have a new OS installed.
pianotuna 04/30/22 12:06pm Technology Corner
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

With sufficient solar, a part time rv'er using agm may start every trip with the battery bank at 100%. If shore power is limited, as it will be on my next trip, the battery bank will be totally full by morning. My main use is doing load support as needed. I have a dc to DC charger waiting to be installed. That may help with charging while trundling down the road. The way things are now--my house bank sends energy to the engine battery. I'd be better off not having the dual charging circuits active. The best bang for the buck are "reconditioned" agm from places such as the local Interstate store. These are batteries used in cell phone towers. When one battery in a string goes bad--they are all replaced. Cost 5 years ago was $1 per amp-hour. No one attempts to get to 100% state of charge using a generator unless they have no other possible choice. Itinerant1 has proved that he can run anything on his RV as though it were connected to shore power, including the air conditioner. I just wish I could afford my beloved SiO2 jars. Revenue Canada is clawing back every penny of the assistance from CRB that I collected in good faith. $8460.10 would have purchased a rather nice battery bank.
pianotuna 04/30/22 08:53am Tech Issues
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

What Don Garlits says: https://youtu.be/3fhMbnuVpUE
pianotuna 04/29/22 10:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mac All Electric Truck

The NY Times disagrees with your assessment, and it's a sure bet their number is not overstated; if anything it's probably way understated. Clicky Behind a paywall, and it was NOT my assessment.
pianotuna 04/29/22 07:10pm Around the Campfire
RE: Mac All Electric Truck

Problem one. Electricity shortages and rising prices Additional electricity will be needed to mine the rare earth metals needed for electric car batteries. Such consumption would require the large-scale construction of new power plants, because existing capacity is definitely not enough. An increase in demand always leads to an increase in prices (a basic law of economics). Will electric cars remain as profitable to use as they are now, if electricity tariffs rise noticeably? If the electric fairy could wave a magic wand, and change all vehicles to 100% electric, daily consumption might rise 15%. However, since the majority of charging would happen at night, when other demands are low, the electric companies would not have to add one watt of capacity. The generating companies would be making windfall profits due to increased demand during time periods require NO new investment at all. But of course fairies only exist in fiction. So there is exactly zero chance of new generating facilities being needed for electric vehicles.
pianotuna 04/29/22 09:43am Around the Campfire
RE: 3d printed water fill adaptor

Seems like a lot of work for something that can be had and do the same thing for $6.50? But hobbies are hobbies. FUNNEL Not nearly the same thing. The funnel you referenced has to be held with one hand--and that leaves only one hand to pour.
pianotuna 04/28/22 03:51pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Ford stops taking orders on the lightening

I'll never stop driving an ICE vehicle. If you live long enough you may not have that choice.
pianotuna 04/27/22 11:51pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Crypto Mining and CO2

Making electricity requires using a carbon based energy source somewhere in all of the chain.. Whether it is crude, natural gas, solar, hydro, there is carbon based energy used to convert to electricity somehwere. The energy from solar from from fusion of Hydrogen to Helium in the Sun (the actual fusion reactions are more complex than a simple H->He, but it's close enough), no carbon involved. The energy from hydro comes primarily from rain water being transported to higher ground, which is ultimately driven by the sun, no carbon involved. Except that the reservoir itself causes huge amounts of green house gases from rotting vegetation. Both methods are better than fossil fuel consumption. i c sales of the Ford electric truck have been halted--the 2022 model year is sold out.
pianotuna 04/27/22 02:54pm Around the Campfire
RE: Residential Fridge battery run time

duty cycle may be about 1/3. 2.5 X 24 = 60 / 3 = 20 20 x 120 = 2400 watt-hours Inverter loses may be 12% 2400 / .88 =~ 2728 watt-hours 2728/ 12.6 = 216 amp-hours per 24 hours.
pianotuna 04/27/22 12:33pm General RVing Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

I meant daily consumption of electricity--in watt-hours or kwh's
pianotuna 04/25/22 05:43pm Tech Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Hi, Jan 2022 40% of what?
pianotuna 04/24/22 10:18pm Tech Issues
RE: My AGM to Lithium conversion

Hi Itinerant1, Any idea of the daily consumption numbers over a month in January and in July? You have one heck of a good system imo.
pianotuna 04/24/22 09:54am Tech Issues
RE: 626 miles on a single charge!

At this time, I’d be more comfortable with a hybrid, if it was necessary for me to go EV. My point of view is that the hybrid has all the disadvantages of ICE and few of the benefits of BEV.
pianotuna 04/22/22 10:46pm Around the Campfire
RE: 626 miles on a single charge!

Reisender, I believe the volt had a linkage from the engine to the rear wheels. I thought that was a real swindle.
pianotuna 04/22/22 10:44pm Around the Campfire
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