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    The ideal solar operated house?

    Lithium batteries still remain the "big ticket" item in off grid systems for a number of reasons. In no particular order, the elements in Lithium Iron Phosphate (Lifepo4) makes for one of the safest versatile chemistries you'll find.Not being susceptible to thermal runaway as stand alone...
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    Boston Celtics

    Al Horford encompasses everything you could ask for in a consummate pro.His greatest asset( in my opinion ) is one which there could never be a box score for...and that is maturity.The focus and leadership he is displaying in front of our eyes should be an example for every team not just in...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Well "dude" my reply is for anyone who happens to be concerned about their utility bill as to whether or not it's on the up and up.You mentioned you were at a los for an answer and you have copies of your bills.So if indeed that is a pastime for you ( I prefer crosswords myself ) then by all...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Not exactly sure what folks here are measuring and or checking.To verify if the smart meters are registering as they should you'll need equipment that will measure Kilo watt hours.There is some decent equipment on the consumer side that will do just that and quite affordable. Relying on you...
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    How Safe is La Romana

    God bless you Ken! And kudos to you for revealing your age differences. Reading some of the posts on this, my only suggestion is where a crash helmet cause you are in for a bumpy ride.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Please pardon me for the (amigo) address.Amiga ( I'm assuming, 21st century and all ) please consider those tips.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    It's just good practice really.Like I had mentioned there is monitoring equipment available that is quite accurate ,so much so that some utility co's allow for it's use for billing..You could go with something as cheap as a kill a watt (plug in usage monitor )or a whole house wi-fi connected...
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Quite a bit of info that I shared and wasn't sure if OP is fluent in English.Nonetheless I will do as the forum suggest.
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    Why the blackouts; power service improves over the weekend

    Amigo lo siento mucho que esté pasando por esta pesadilla. Si me permites quisiera darle unos consejos que quizá le pueda ayudar. Si conoces como revisar su contador ahí sería su primer Paso. Con su más reciente factura revisa a ver cuánto es que le cobran por kilovatio hora apunté la numeración...
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    EdeNorte North Coast Electricity outage & restoration announcements.

    Sad but true.In the years to come nations like the DR with their antiquated grids stand to benefit from aging solar installations.As solar farms and consumers who simply want to upgrade to more efficient arrays look to modernize, there is going to be a ton of used panels with substantial...
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    EdeNorte North Coast Electricity outage & restoration announcements.

    Water, arguably is the world's most precious resource.Electricity is pretty high up on the totem pole when it comes to necessity.not as vital as water, but pretty damn close.As some one who has family both in the DR and PR I can tell you from first hand knowledge the misery that an extended long...
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    Wear masks, say medical experts

    The scourge of the 21st century is my business and everybody else on god's green earth.Your very comments are contradictory in every aspect.You tell others to do as they wish when in all reality if mandates come back is the very same rhetoric that gets them a boot up their a**.There videos after...
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    Wear masks, say medical experts

    And that it's why it's here to stay.The details could not be any more simple than which they are .More people with masks less infections.Fewer people with masks more infections.It's hard to argue with the fact that when we buckled down and cooperated with mandates ( willingly or begrudgingly )...
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    Power When Electric Out

    Great point.Which is why lithium is much better but more expensive.Some lithium batteries will allow you to discharge to 80 even 100 % without affecting cycle life.As far as 2 batteries lasting longer I don't believe that to be the case.For example if you were to have a 12 volt battery @ 100 amp...
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    Power When Electric Out

    You don't.you do however need at least 12 volts and being as how these batteries are 6 volts you need 2 to get 12 volts 6+6.Why 6 volt and not 12 couldn't tell you.My guess is that these at one time were the go to for golf carts ( may still be ) they pack a lot of energy and are pretty resilient...
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    Power When Electric Out

    It may be of help to know what your budget is.How much are you looking to spend?A quick glance through some posts here and you see just how scarce utilities can be on the island (be it power, water,and or sewer)With the on again off again power you really want to consider capacity.The bigger the...
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    Power When Electric Out

    Math required, and I hate math.If you go the Jackery route you'll have to consider Shipping,taxes and hope your unit is functional so you won't have to return it.as far as capacity:you can't really use real world calculations simply because in order for the unit to generate 120 V from a battery...
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    DR to PHL with over 900 “Viagra” pills

    While not an enforceable law per se,it is however a violation of intl "penal" laws.Most, if not all airlines were willing to soften their stances except for one of course which decided to stand firm.You guessed it......... Virgin...........Sorry, promise to stop!
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    DR to PHL with over 900 “Viagra” pills

    "Suspicions were aroused by a distinctive bulge in said luggage" Can anyone confirm this?
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    Questions on Air Conditioner Type: "Aire Split"

    With ongoing supply chain issues you may have a bit of trouble getting your hands on a 120 volt unit.What many techs have resorted to are installations using the 220 volt units in tandem with a step up transformer. Common practice on the island.If it were me I would confirm with tech person that...