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  1. That looks old, but essentially x2 RCD safety switches with x2 10amp fuses? These things trip to protect the device and the person. Might be something wrong with the actual generator or breaker, I doubt the fuse has tripped. If you cannot find a replacement I would get a decent electrican to look at that, its nots something you want to mess around with your self if you don't know what your doing. Even 10amps at a sustained load is enough to start a fire if there is a fault some where, and I suspect you woudlnt want to be around to see the results of an eletric fire on a petrol generator!!
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    Do you get bored of cars quickly?

    Humm just be careful where that line of thinking leads.....the result will also sort out any 'borden' issues you have with life in general, you can also kiss goodbye to any concept of sleep!!
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    EV Thread - ALL EV POSTS HERE PLEASE

    Most interesting bit about the Royal Wedding....
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    Having said EVs aren't just all about Tesla.....
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    EV Thread - ALL EV POSTS HERE PLEASE

    https://youtu.be/gPFLtAoI0sQ
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    EV Thread - ALL EV POSTS HERE PLEASE

    Do what ever you like, we are grown ups here :).
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    Your be surprised how little space is in most SUVs, our inlaws tried to bring just the mattress in their E class....Not a chance, and don't forget about leaving enough space for a 2 year+baby seat. Its not about Tesla but packaging an EV lets you do once you dont need to worry about transmission tunnels, exhausts, etc. I still dont get the obsession with Tesla, if you don't own one why do you care about the company?? If you dont like Tesla as a brand thats fine, no one is making you buy one?? Am now on the look out for the second EV to replace my wifes Lexus. Have half an eye on the up and coming EV XJ, but realistically thats going to be too pricey compared to a Model 3, still we'll see soon i guess.
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    EV Thread - ALL EV POSTS HERE PLEASE

    People have been predicting the end of Tesla since 2012, the 'headlines' are always the same. Tesla is apparently one of the most shorted stocks on the market, there is probably more people who will make money from Tesla going bankrupt than Tesla currently employ!! Am not stock market analyst or even a business person, I just like cars. Having had our X for 14 months and done some 19k, I can say its simply the most capable car I have ever owned. We were at the in-laws last weekend, coming back we managed to fit full sized single bed + mattress, weekend luggage for 2 adults + 2 year old, a mini scooter, travel cot, kids bath, potty into the car and still enough passenger space fot 4 adults!!! In total we covered some 400 miles in 24hrs last Saturday/Sunday, as far as am concerned there is no other car I want to own right now regardless of price/powertrain, as a one family car to do everything nothing else comes close interms of ability/speed/space/safety :).
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    Not sure what the fascination with share prices and cash flow is, I just care about the cars. The P85D S I had for 24hrs is still the most brutal road car I've ever driven or sat it, and by Tesla 'P' car standards its pedestrian. I'm sorely temped to see if I can make the maths work to try and swap our 'base' X for a the 'P' versions but it just isn't going to happen, even if I could afford it, the concept of having a 3ton SUV that capable of getting to 60 as quick as the P85D S I drove it just nuts, and borders on reckless. However the same drivetrain in a smaller body, and coming in at not much more than Z weight is so much more compelling. We'll probably see the 'P' version of the 3 come out in the summer, pricing I recon will be around M3/RS4 money, which will make it a very very difficult car to resist. It'll be quick for sure, the question is how quick, and if Tesla would be bold enough to let the engineers push is close to the P100D L Model S. https://electrek.co/2018/04/05/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-air-suspension-spotted-race-track-performance-version/
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    Mars next stop :)

    Mean whiles..... Space X managed their 7th successful launch this year, with two more planned before the end of the month. https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/2/17187972/spacex-falcon-9-nasa-crs-14-launch-watch-live More importantly it appears Space X is now actually starting to work on a project that many people think will be impossible, get humans onto Mars!! Why go there am not sure, but for the same reason people climb Everest, row across the Pacific. Would make a damn good reality viewing that's for sure https://www.space.com/40243-spacex-mars-spaceship-elon-musk-photo.html
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    The 'P'cars by far the highest margins with hardly any increased production complexity, the only real difference between the P cars and the current RWD ones will be another motor up front. Model 3 production is actually just hit 2000/week, and current looking like 5000/week will be hit by the end of the year. Interms of actually complexity the Model 3 is simple compared to our X, but the battery pack design is much more complex than some other manufactures mainly in liquid cooling for all the cells. But it appears by the recent jump in Model 3 VINs Tesla/Panasonic are getting on top of the battery production. https://electrek.co/2018/04/05/tesla-model-3-record-vins-registered-production/ https://insideevs.com/gm-versus-tesla-bolt-ev-tesla-model-3-battery-packs-compared/
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    First signs the 'P' version of the Model 3 is nearly ready. Cannot wait to see what the performance figures are like. Hopefully sub 3.5 seconds to 60. https://electrek.co/2018/04/05/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-air-suspension-spotted-race-track-performance-version/
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    Again if you want facts (which I know many people dont), all the actual data is there :). www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk
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    Mars next stop :)

    Space X is really making good use of their recovered booster stages. 4 more launches scheduled for April. That would be 11 launches in 2018 in 4 months. If they keep this up soon they'll run out of satellites to send up!!! Cannot be long before viable human commerical launches start, watched Gravity again last night space looks really scary and horrific, but seeing the planet from lower orbit would be the ultimate bucket list tick box. https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/launches-and-events/events-calendar?categories=Rocket Launches
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    The national grid has a whole website with multiple well written documents on future energy demands/prediction over next 20 years including EV usage. They also document the modelling methods they used. Am not going to post any graphs/content as last time I posted a graph it caused more confusion than a bull in a China shop http://fes.nationalgrid.com/fes-document/ We as a household is also taking part in a national project looking at the use of smart home chargers that regulate output pending demand on the grid. The intial 'baseline' report is out already. https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.westernpower.co.uk/docs/Innovation/Current-projects/CarConnect/Electric-Nation-Customer-Research-and-Trial-Update.aspx&ved=2ahUKEwj_tLCKg_XZAhVKI8AKHa5_CfMQFjABegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw2ATcdAJcvllny71IOl8qHR The same group have already done a smaller trial funded in part by Nissan a few years ago. The 'summary' report is bit vague and too subjective for me, the real good stuff is in the data files which you can request to down load via the webpage. http://myelectricavenue.info/trial-results There are loads of people looking into future EV charging plans, so am personally not worried. 350KW chargers are already been installed in Europe, those things can in theory fully recharge the battery in old Leaf in 5 mintues!!! The power needed to run such a charger is roughly the same as 350 Dyson hoovers all on all the same time!!! Powering a charger like that will be a challenge, Tesla have recently got planning permission for a massive 8bay+ site both north and south bound at Leicester Forest East. Once built thats atleast 16 chargers capable of running at 150KW each, that translate to a peak demand of 2.4MW if all 16 bays are running at full speed.....no idea how they are supplying that setup, am 100% sure its not all via a direct grid link. The grid around that area already goes down quite often which why the Glenfield hospital has major issues with ensuring they have enough powerback generators to keep all the MRI/Radiology hybrid theaters running when the grid goes down - which seems to be at least once a few months. We'll see just how quickly Tesla can get Leicster Forest East on line and how quickly the chargers can actually run. I suspect 60KW (half speed) will be max most of the time.
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