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  1. We Are Now Live - Community Feedback

    Site Feedback and Wishlists
    So, how do I get rid of the huge blank column on the right? I read in portrait and I get this:
  2. Octopus energy GO EV tariff

    General Charging Discussion
    You are supposed to contact your DNO; This is for all energy companies. Some may have a phone number with a recorded message saying "please contact National Grid on XXX" or whatever, but that's pretty much all they will do. A quick google gives me quite a few hits.
  3. What methods of generation (apart from solar) are not "rotational" ?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    Right, but none of those are actually used (as far as I can see) on any useful scale except "small" primary chemical batteries (portable equipment), nuclear in the vast majority of applications is used to heat water (or other) to turn turbines - and I have seen small thermal applications, but...
  4. What methods of generation (apart from solar) are not "rotational" ?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    What have I done? Sorry... OK, reading the comments and replies perhaps I should have thought more and perhaps asked "solid state" versus mechanical versus anything else?
  5. What methods of generation (apart from solar) are not "rotational" ?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I should probably have said non "moving a magnet WRT a coil" as these linear generators just look like "unrolled" generators and probably lose the benefits of 3-phase (or more) you get from AC generators. BUt interesting nevertheless. I wasn't asking in a strict scientific sense, just curiosity.
  6. What methods of generation (apart from solar) are not "rotational" ?

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I was watching an old-ish series (James Burke's The Day The Universe Changed) last night and I got to thinking; almost all our electricity / power generation with the exception of solar comes from rotation of a shaft with magnets and coils (turbines etc.) What else is (of real world and...
  7. D vs B

    General Nissan EV Discussion
    B will only (AFAIK) use regenerative braking and never apply the real brakes when you lift your foot. D "coasts" but still does a little regen. ePedal will apply as much real brake as it requires to slow or stop over and above regen. When the battery SoC is over 97% B and D are almost the same...
  8. Load balanced charger

    General Charging Discussion
    You *could* build your own based on a programmable EVSE controller and a raspberrypi with suitable serial interfaces - much like a solar throttled EVSE like zappi (or my home brew version) but for splitting load based on usage / demand.
  9. Load balanced charger

    General Charging Discussion
    None I know of. With most dual headed EVSEs you can limit the output per socket, but not in any real-time way. Technically feasible but the market would be so small as to make it uneconomic (IMHO).
  10. Which public charging networks use renewable electricity

    General Charging Discussion
    You may be right, but again it's not what the average punter thinks they are buying. It's promoted as "you are buying healthy energy, no nasty stuff was emitted in your use of this nice green stuff". We, on this forum, are not average punters.
  11. Which public charging networks use renewable electricity

    General Charging Discussion
    As per @Jeremy Harris - sadly, very few listen to this view. I've been espousing it for ages. I also suspect that if ever any real audits are carried out far more "green" energy is being sold than being generated or bought. And this is before we even touch upon the whole cyclic nature of the...
  12. EV moral high ground threatened...

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    I have *not* read the article, but in terms of particulate pollution what is 14k tons in terms of how much sea there is in the region concerned? PPM or PPB would be more interesting.
  13. My Octopus Agile & Go analysis/comparison website

    Power, Fuel, Alt Energy and Environmental Impact
    It will be seasonal, for sure - so until you have maybe 2 years of prices it will be difficult to verify cyclic effects. The underlying auction prices may be available somewhere to compare...
  14. Octopus energy GO EV tariff

    General Charging Discussion
    DCC (the national company that does the infrastructure) has said they will be onboarding existing SMETSv1 meters to make them fully portable in the next 18 months.
  15. The guys at Toyota have been smoking crack again

    General EV Discussion
    Ohreely? Highest Mileage Tesla Now Has Over 420,000 Miles and many other stories of how good battery management can make the batteries outlast the rest of the car. You only have to look.
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