While You Were Sleeping: Tesla Is Now Officially In More Than Just Your Garage
May 1st, 2015 6:02 AM Share
This is what everyone in Silicon Valley was waiting for last night: a battery that hangs on a wall.
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Published May 1st, 2015 6:02 AM
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Since we seldom are out of electricity and when we are it is measured in hours instead of days I would look at one to run our heat pump, fridge/freezer and well should something happen.
100 amps for about a hour, or 10 amps for 10 hours , obviously this is for those who don't heat their house entirely with electricity. We have gas so it could work great for me for short power outages that usually last for no more than a few hours here . Also would save having to reset all those clocks that aren't backed up. Just need the heating fan blower and ignition for the gas furnace as well as the ignition for the hot water tank. Refrigerator (cold beverages) , microwave , router, cell phone charger and Ipad. In the summer with no heating fan running,could last a long time. I typically have less than 300 watts of lighting .
Re the truck payload article. I would have thought a table would have made the point more effectively than random examples by the spokesman. Since it seems to me that in all 3 cases you can't load the truck to GVM while towing a max weight trailer, without exceeding GCM, all three manufacturers (and everybody else no doubt) are all doing much the same thing. It's just a matter of degree, 50 kg here or there. Yawn.
Instead of buying the Tesla battery pack for a few thousand, I'd rather take a used and 'worn out' battery pack from a Leaf or similar. It will have 80% of the useable capacity left (~17 kWh) and since it's basically scrap, should cost much less.