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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 8 Aug 2015

Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:27 pm

JPVLeaf wrote:Hi. Just wanted to send out a quick 'save-the-date' for a morning breakfast potluck on Saturday, Aug 29th @ 8a -11a at our home in Irvine, north of the 5 Fwy. This will be our official/unofficial 5th anniversary gathering! :)

We have L2 (240v/16a) charging in the garage, and of course some L1 trickle charging.

jp
I can bring my DIY Quick 220 box to hopefully provide a 2nd 16 amp 240V charging position. We would need two outlets on separate circuits within 50 ft of garage. Both outlets must NOT have Ground Fault Interruption (eliminates code-compliant kitchen, laundry room, or outdoor), but both should be grounded. I can test for these conditions.

My box provides its power to a L6-20 socket as used on upgraded LEAF portable EVSE. I have adapters for others.

I used this system successfully for a similar gathering at Boomer23's house.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Cerritos - 8 Aug 2015

Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:38 pm

Hi gang,
I would appreciate comments from my friends on this thread to the following technology idea. You can PM me.

I have just recently discovered a fairly new type of heating/cooling system called ductless mini-split multi-zone. I am thinking of ditching my present central air/heating system, which is 20 years old and very noisy with an original SEER rating of 12, reduced by old ducting.

Besides providing higher room-specific efficiency and quiet all night cooling of my bedroom, the new system would avoid the carbon footprint of natural gas for heating.

Here is one example of this type of system:

http://www.comfortup.com/gree-multi-qua ... fgodx90EQw
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Fri Aug 14, 2015 11:07 am

For some planning ahead...

------ 61st month Gatherings ------ (Start of 6th year of Gatherings)
Gathering #61a: 12 Sep 2015 at the HTB in Cerritos for breakfast.
Gathering #61b: 26 Sep 2015 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 60th month Gatherings ------ (End of 5th Year of Gatherings)
Gathering #60b: 22 Aug 2015 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.
Gathering #60c: 29 Aug 2015 an anniversary breakfast potluck at Jeanne's home.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:21 pm

Note, Upcoming Event near Cerritos HTB on 12 September 2015:

National Drive Electric Week Event - Long Beach
Saturday, September 12, 2015
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Houghton Park
6301 Myrtle Ave
Long Beach, CA 90805

We could have breakfast from 8 to 9:30 or 10 or so,
and go over to this event. I estimate that there are only
about 80 parking spaces at this location, but...

Or, we could go to this event at 9 or so, and meet at the HTB
(or Golden Corral) for lunch at about 12:30.

Any ideas or suggestions?
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:19 pm

Our next Gathering is this coming Saturday, 22 August, at the Hometown
Buffet on 17th Street in Santa Ana, just 2 blocks East of I-5.

HTB opens at 8 AM for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday,
so some of us arrive at 8 o'clock, plus or minus a few minutes.
We often eat and chat until at least 11 AM, but sometimes
stay longer if there is the interest.

We often have LEAFs, Teslas, Rav4EVs, and a Coda, an BMW i3,
and possibly a Mitusbishi iMev in the parking lot.

Hopefully, see you there.
Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:28 pm

Prompted by a story in the NYTimes, I have been researching the status of electric generation from coal.
I have posted a series of quotes from several sources in my Grid Scale thread that paint a picture of dramatic rapid decline. I give a link to this post below for my friends on this thread.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 01#p433901
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:00 am

Just 2 days until our next Gathering, at the Hometown Buffet on
17th Street, 2 blocks East of I-5, in Santa Ana. Opens at 8 AM for
breakfast.

Be there or be pentagonal.
Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:54 am

I was going to come to the gathering at Jeannie's but it appears I have a Church commitment that morning so I won't be able to make it. I'll catch up with you guys another time.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Sat Aug 22, 2015 6:00 am

Two hours and zero minutes to ... our Gathering in Santa Ana.
Two blocks East of I-5 on 17th Street, just before the tracks on the right.
Two by two, or one in one, come any way you can get there.
Too soon to eat ... too much, today ... tonight.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 22 Aug 2015

Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:51 am

A very nice Gathering with 9 bodies, and at least 2 LEAFs, 3 Teslas, a Rav4EV, a BMW i3,
and one unknown (t g x Tes, a d Lea, p Bmw, d Rav, r X, y ?) as best I can recall with my
less-than-perfect brain.

The question that remains least answered is ... What about next Saturday's Potluck?
More info when I get it.
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