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Old 07-19-2022, 12:49 PM   #201
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Originally Posted by BigBobIa View Post
E=MC**2? That it?
Not really but still one of the best ways to produce electric.
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Old 07-19-2022, 01:54 PM   #202
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Old 07-19-2022, 04:25 PM   #203
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Uh, no.
It's: voltage = amperage times resistance

Darn. Wasted 3 years of electrical/computer engineering college. Never could remember all them darn formulations.
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Old 07-19-2022, 05:18 PM   #204
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Originally Posted by flybouy View Post
IMHO there are basically 2 types of staunch EV proponents that think it's a realistic near term solution. The first group: those that stand to personally profit from it, either monetarily, politically or both.

The second group are the ignorant (uninformed or uneducated) in the reality of the situation. I don't think the average citizen has a clue what electricity is much less HOW it arrives to the end user. All that's known is at home they turn the light switch and the lights come on. They get cold or warm and they turn that thing on the wall to make it more comfortable. The current "climate alarmist" preaching this "climate religion" in a zealot manner in public schools and colleges just expands the fear and sense of urgency.

How many folks come to this forum regularly that have simple electrical issues and are at a total loss to begin understanding. The generation of folks that have experienced replacing a screw in glass fuse on a 4 circuit fuse box because the fridge kicked on when the toaster was plugged in is rapidly dying off. For generations folks have taken for granted that electricity woul "just be there". With the many advancements in energy reducing appliances, lights, etc. it gave the grid a little relief. Once Covid hit and holds of folks stayed home the demand has spiked. You no longer have the economy of scale of an office building or school. Now you have millions of homes that were unoccupied for approximately1/2 the time (lights off, tv off, doors closed, fridge closed, thermostate set to away mode) to having families home 24/7.

For years now our electric utility has sent us a monthly statement comparing our energy use with our neighbors. We we're always higher. But my DW has been disabled and home for 30 years. I retired "early" due to cervical spin issues. The vast majority of our neighbors were dual earners and kids in school. Over the last 10 years the neighbors have aged and most have retired. Now our energy usage is "about average or slightly below average". That means THIER consumption has increased. If you extrapolate that trend of a large segment of the population (end of the WWII baby boomer generation) reaching retirement and taking retirement early due to Covid) I can't anticipate anything but a higher demand.

Considering the likely increased electric demand and adding to that demand with widespread EV charging I just don't forsee a happy ending. Obviously these are just my opinions.
It seems your type 2 EV zealots are the ones making policy!
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Old 07-20-2022, 03:53 AM   #205
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Darn. Wasted 3 years of electrical/computer engineering college. Never could remember all them darn formulations.
About all I can remember from Navy Electronics school are the dirty poems.....but violet gives willingly.
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