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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:15 am

I have a new oximeter & pulse clip-on-finger device that I will bring for
show-and-tell. It even has a 24 hour stand-alone record mode.

It was delivered here last SUNDAY, via USPS ... and
I didn't even know that they could do that ...
on Sunday ... go figure.
Not "Never on Sunday" anymore.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:31 am

garygid wrote:My phone's camera function has a quick-on function, but I think that I should try
using it several times to avoid that too-late feeling. On my LG G3, I think that briefly pressing
the power button on the back might even take a picture, when in camera mode.

Everything in life seems to be more complex that it used to be. In the olden days,
we had just one garbage can, and phones only made phone calls ... if you woke up
the operator by turning the crank. Now ... I have almost outlived my knowledge base.

But, some good news. The repair guys at Spectrum Collision (in south Irvine) took
apart my S85's trunk from the inside, to expose the bottom, side, and back panels
that would need replacing, made a parts list, and put it back together. Now, they
will order the parts, and we will wait ... while I still get to drive the car! Very Well Done.

Saves me 3 weeks, plus or minus 2 weeks, of driving a rental ga-ass blaster.

See you all this coming Saturday at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana.
With good fortune, I should be there by 8 AM.
Cheers to all, Gary

That is a good deal. In my case that would have worked since the car was drivable but State Farm opted for a rental the whole time. I think it was less complicated that way. In any case the other insurance company paid in the end. In your case it avoids some rental expense. the insurance rate from Hertz for the accent was just over $14 a day. The insurance companys really get special rates.

After driving a shoe box car it took some time to get used to the heavy B. The batteries weigh a lot! That affects breaking distance.
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2013 Pearl White SL Premium
Traded for a Cirrus White 2014 Mercedes B (totaled)
2016 Urano Gray eGolf SEL w/ drive assist
Loved the VW but it sat too low for my old body
Back to a Cirrus White 2017 B250e
White Ioniq limited.It sits just fine

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:15 am

Several of our group are planning to expand their solar power generation
systems, or install new or additional systems. The panels are just the first
component of many, and the planning details and labor can be substantial.

Some have just recently completed such a task, and have fresh experience
to help guide others in getting the project designed and accomplished.

It looks like one of our SoCal group is organizing a group buy of LG solar panels,
tentatively described as 330 watt, 60-cell (thus slightly higher voltage), new
panels, for under a dollar a watt, delivered ... somewhere, I believe.
If you are interested in a cash purchase to enhance your electrical system,
and want to be included, you should let me know soon, to get more details
as soon as I have them.

See you tomorrow at the Hometown Buffet on 17th street in Santa Ana.
Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:50 am

I googled for LG panels, and did not find one listed as 330 watt, but ...
I found these high efficiency panels ... so, unknown what they are
intending to buy. More info when I get it.

315 watt High Efficiency LG NeON™ 2 Module Cells: 6 x 10 Module efficiency 19.2%
Connector Type: MC4, MC4 Compatible, IP67 ... LG315N1C-G4

320 watt High Efficiency LG NeON™ 2 Module Cells: 6 x 10 Module efficiency 19.5%
Connector Type: MC4, MC4 Compatible, IP67 ... LG320N1C-G4
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:49 pm

See you tomorrow morning in Santa Ana.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:17 am

For the first time in a long time our Gathering was only guys, 8 of us.
We had a good time, lots of stories and adventures, and I managed
to eat just soft foods ... the day after the extraction of my tooth #30,
a "first molar" on the bottom right.

After eggs, applesauce, jello, a cheese omelet, chocolate milk, and orange juice,
I added some tender moist chicken, chewed only on the left side, and some
chocolate pudding and a few other small deserts ... carrot cake and finally
a small bit of banana cream "stuff" in honor of Jason, who was absent.

The next meeting is not in two weeks, which would be on the 4th of July
weekend, but a week later, on July 9th ... at the Golden Corral in the
City of Industry.

Hopefully, I will see you there.
Cheers, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Mon Jun 20, 2016 2:25 pm

I am looking for an excellent canine cataract surgeon for my small Heidi doggie,
a Maltese 14.5 year old girl "puppy", in the southern California area, hopefully
one in or near Orange county. Any references would be appreciated, since
she is having trouble bumping into things when it gets darker.
Thanks, Gary and Heidi
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:01 pm

Our next EV Gathering is two weeks from today, at
the Golden Corral in the City of Industry.,
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - Santa Ana - 18 Jun 2016

Wed Jul 06, 2016 4:38 pm

I've been asked to pass along an invitation to all EV drivers to a luxurious hosted brunch in Santa Monica on Sunday, July 17 at 10 am at The Bungalow on Wilshire. Sponsored by BMW Santa Monica. They are keen to make it a good turn out and are actively asking for enthusiasts of other EV brands as well.

I am signed up to attend. Space is limited so you have to register.

Details:

THE BMW ELECTRIC POWER BRUNCH.
Join Santa Monica BWW amid the relaxed charms of The Bungalow and be treated to a luxurious brunch buffet featuring an exclusive look at the LAPD BMW i3 as well as the BMW i3 Shadow Sport. You will also get to meet the Head of BMWi, Christine Fleischer with a special Q and A. PLEASE SPREAD THIS MESSAGE TO MAKE IT AN AWESOME TURN OUT.
Date: Sunday, July 17
Time: 10am - 12pm
Location: The Bungalow | 101 Wilshire Blvd. | Santa Monica, CA 90401
Space is limited so please reserve your spot today at
bmwevents.com/powerbrunch.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering - City of Industry - 9 Jul 2016

Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:41 pm

Yes, Gary, you found the right LG panels. The production process generates a distribution of power levels per panel with corresponding efficiencies. They sort panels by power and offer them at higher prices for the highest efficiencies. We may opt for 310W panels if the price is significantly less. We are expecting to pay less than $1 per watt.

My first panels installed in 2010 were 13% efficient and about $5 per watt IIRC. 18/13 = 38% more production per sq ft.
LG claims the Neon 2 panels also do better at off-axis angles because they capture some energy that reflects off the rear surface of the cells.

Inverters have improved as well. In 2010 I paid list price of $3.5K for 3kW Fronius inverter without network connection. We have not gotten quotes yet, but I expect to pay a lot less for a 5kW SMA inverter with two independent MPPT inputs, networking, and a special feature that you can use to power a refrigerator during daylight hours while the grid is down.

Boomer, I may be interested in attending the BMW electric lunch event, but when I Googled it the link I found didn't seem to lead to registration.
The link on the BMW thread was:

bmwevents.com/powerbrunch

For show and tell tomorrow I will bring my scale drafting drawing of my planned solar array addition.
LEAF Ocean Blue SL, "100 % Electric" decals, Delivered June 3, 2011
Sold June 2014 27K miles, 18% capacity loss, 1 bar, 5.0 mi/kWh.
Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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