Acer Switch 7

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  1. thatcomicsguy

    thatcomicsguy Pen Pro - Senior Member Senior Member

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    Shoot! That's so cool!

    I have in my basement 320AH worth of AGM batteries plus a couple of solar panels and assorted cables and electronics. -I was hoping to find a good place to rig them up, but haven't yet. They're collecting dust. What a shame! Maybe next Summer I'll make a point of getting on that.

    My aim was to run my whole digital studio off the sun! (Using laptops, this can be done within reason in terms of being worry-free, so long as you don't get a bunch of cloudy days in a row.)
     
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    My dream solar build.
    Industrial_Nickel_Iron_24v700Ah_Pic01_Iron_Edison.jpg
     
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    Yep. That's about $8000 worth of battery right there, if my rudimentary math still holds.

    I was taking care of a solar house for a couple of weeks some years back now. They had gone solar out of rational necessity; they'd built far back from the main road, and when it came time to hook up electrical, the power company quoted them, "You'll need a half dozen hydro poles, $1000 each, plus hook up fees. $8,000 total."

    And the family building it thought, "How much does $8000 buy in terms of solar?"

    Bam. Solar house. They haven't looked back, and it defined much of their thinking and life after that. It's a super neat house!
     
  4. sitoudien

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    I'm dying for an update.
     
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    Yeah, I've always wondered how things would've turned out for my uncle if he'd had access to such technology --- he had a wonderfully remote home near a mountaintop, but needed power for his shop and his house, so paid to have power run up the mountain --- immediately after that all the property below his home got developed as folks were able to tap into the power line he'd paid for.
     
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  6. jbaks

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    yup
     
  7. nnthemperor

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    WTF! Didn't he make them pay to get connected?

    Sent from mTalk
     
  8. sitoudien

    sitoudien Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Is Acer hiding the switch 7 from reviewers. Where is it?
     
  9. thundergodz

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    Guys/Gals is the store really selling Acer switch 7 right now? Can someone double check and report back. Have anyone bought the unit, how is it fairing.
     
  10. sitoudien

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    There are 13 units on Amazon. Guess no one is buying. There are no reviews either. Is Acer hiding the 7? They should be flogging the 7 as their flagship product.
     
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