Acer Switch 7

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  1. dellaster

    dellaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Try using a desktop gaming rig (600W and up power supply) in a motorhome that has 235W of solar panels, and that's it for months at a time. My two deep cycle batteries, ~200AH, would hit 50% in a couple hours. ;)

    I haven't been plugged into the grid for about six months, for one day, and that was the first time since November of last year.

    A 65W power supply (e.g. Surface Book) is near my limit for worry-free playing.
     
  2. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    You are a real life inspiration!
     
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    Azzart Late night illustrator Senior Member

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    Tsk! My Surface Book 2 runs out of battery after a little more than a hour of Witcher 3 with the device performance on Optimized. :D
     
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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!
     
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    sitoudien Pen Pal - Newbie

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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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  9. jbaks

    jbaks Scribbler - Standard Member

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    yup
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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

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