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by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

Strange about the Tesla batteries.. that was the reason I was given for the 100% price hike.
AFAIK, Tesla have never leased batteries. And what 100% price hike?
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Vintage Silicon
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Vintage Silicon

although, to be honest I had always assumed pin1 of an XLR to be ground Pin 1 is connected to the shield of the cable, but the pin inside the equipment is connected to ground, chassis, signal ground or nothing varies. Also don't assume that ground is voltage wise between the hot and cold pin, consi...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

why the batteries are now leased, same as all the other major car manufacturers. AFAIK, Tesla don't lease batteries. Next generation will drive with 4 motors one in each corner, which cuts out transmission losses and allows for regenerative breaking. And for interesting torque vectoring, looking to...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/electric-cars

"Battery run out? We'll tow you to a charging point or your destination – whichever's nearer."
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

so I know, whatever happens, we can't run out of fuel. No, but lots of other things can go wrong, but as you are used to them you don't worry about them. I am not suggesting that EV's are perfect and wont improve, they will, just arguing the other side. The BMW has gone to the part heap in the sky ...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

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but if you factor in road closures/diversions, winter conditions with heater, lights,radio,heated seats etc etc I'd be scared (literally) Yep, I get that, but I don't know how long a EV will run the heating on its own, Would have thought it would be a long time assuming you keep the windows closed....
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

I think I'd like an electric car, and for 90% of my needs,
If you are anything like me now, how many miles can you drive between piss breaks?
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

The infrastructure is woefully inadequate in the UK, and as Nick says, for anyone who can't (for whatever reason) easily access a charging point at the vehicles overnight parking spot makes an EV a no go choice. I don't know how good or bad it is at the moment, I suspect though its better than you ...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

I read recently of a new development, using a wonder material, which enabled hydrogen to be stored at a lower pressure, and (somehow) to store more in a tank of any given size. Petrol does just that perfectly well. But, also, the battery inventor who claims to have developed a battery that gives a ...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

I think electric cars will be great in a few years, but other technology could turn them into betamax, who knows. Says the man with a house full of old British valves :-) Being on a pension, doing limited miles and having a serviceable car makes me not want to jump on the wagon now. So that’s an ar...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

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I’m mystified what sort of fool would buy one of those. You are forgetting regenerative breaking, that will also charge the batteries for free using otherwise wasted energy and reducing the need to replace disks and pads. Current F1 cars are non plug in hybrids, they take energy from breaking and t...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: Vintage Silicon
Replies: 18
Views: 1624

Re: Vintage Silicon

I'm assuming DC offset would still need to be nulled on each line realtive to ground.
That's sort of the point with balanced, there is no ground just the difference between the two lines.
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

And same with the current crop of electric cars. Better, and cheaper will come, so like Greg, unless you really have to go electric, best wait. There is that old climate change problem that’s still there of course. All modern tech works like negative inflation, if you wait, a better version will be...
by Nick
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1173

Re: Tesla.

Three words - Hydrogen fuel cells. :) IF I were a betting man, I'd put money on Hydrogen Fuel Cells being the dominant technology (eventually) for anything other than local journeys with cars. If you were a betting man I would take that bet for whatever amount you wanted (for some definition of eve...