All of humanity just won a really important victory in our battle to lower the CO2 emissions that are causing climate change. Tesla CEO Elon Musk introduced the world to the Powerwall, a wallmounted battery for your house which aims to accelerate our transition to clean solar and windpower. Before the powerwall, there was no way to store the energy generated from the panels that capture sunlight on our roofs. So during the day they could give you the power you needed, but at night, you had to rely on the grid, which gets most of its.
Electricity from coal, natural gas, and nuclear reactors. There had been some early home batteries out there, but nothing that was nearly this affordable. But Tesla, which has built thousands of large, lithiumion battery packs for its growing electric car business, was able to produce a similar battery for buildings at a scale that dropped the production costs dramatically. The lowest capacity model will cost just $3,000. And this is the first generation of the productbefore Tesla's even completed building its massive new Gigafactory, or any real competitors have entered the market, events that will surely push the price down.
Even further, while increasing the energy storage capacity of the Powerwall. Here's how it works. When the sun is out, solar panels will power your house and charge the Powerwall at the same time. And when the sun goes down, this charged battery will kick in to meet most or all of your electricity needs until the sun comes back up again the next morning. This is gamechanging. More and more people will go completely offgrid. Every building whether it's a home, office, business, warehouse, factory they can all.
Install solar panels and some Powerwalls and instantly see their fossil fuelgenerated electricity needs drop significantly. Not every building will be able to go completely solarpowered, but most will get pretty close, especially as our appliances become more and more energy efficient. And it gets even better. The powerwall will be connected to the Internet and the rest of the energy grid. Here in Southern California, and most other heavily populated places, the electricity company charges us a lot more when we use electricity during peak timethat's in the afternoon and early evening when the temperatures are warmest and most of us are.
Home and still awake. The Tesla battery is smart, and knows when electricity is cheapest, so that's when it will draw from the grid to charge itself. And then, during peak time when you need electricity, the battery will power the house. Sometimes, you'll be able to sell back unused power to the utility company during peak time to even make a profit. It's basically going to make each individual building its own power station. Overnight, Tesla seems less a futuristic car company, and more like the man who inspired the company's name, a revolutionary electricity engineer named Nikola.
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Universal Battery Charger
Hi, today we'll be showing you how to use our Universal Battery Charger. And today we'll be using a cell phone battery. In order to show you the functions of our Universal Battery Charger. And keep it mind that this battery charger iss not just for cell phone batteries. It's for digital cameras or any other device that utilizes this type of access point. And let's get started. Okay, the first thing that you'll have to do is make sure the prongs. As you can see right here, are in correct position.
And how you'll correct these prongs. As you can see the access point to this battery will be right in this area. So all we have to do is align these two prongs in the proper position. So that they are touching the proper access points of the battery. And when it's indicated that these prongs has touched the access points and it's ready to charge. What it will do, is there'll be two lights, that will show. And this is to show that its hitting the proper access points, and this is to show that the battery charge is full.
And what we want to set it to, is that, as you can see the switch. That is right here, you'll want to turn this switch on. And when there is one red light showing, on the universal battery charger. This is to show that the battery is ready to charge. And our next step will be is, we will plug the universal battery charger into the wall. Okay, and our next step, as you can see the red lights are showing, and the battery is ready to charge. And we'll be plugging in our universal battery charger into an outlet.
Power Products CA 1550 Battery ChargerAnalyzer Military Version
Here's the military version of our CA 1550 It's a full function charger 025 amp, fully adjustable It will charge any 12 or 24 volt Lead Acid or NiCad battery As well as a full function discharge analyzer that will discharge it up to 50 amps For also 12 or 24 volt Lead Acid or Nicad batteries Simple to use, full range Total control of your charge and discharge rates and your discharge cutoff This unit has a builtin amp hour meter that works on both the charge and discharge side.
It's a ruggedized unit It has water resistant components It has multiple test points for verifying voltage and current It comes with a number of adapters This is a heatplate that would actually go under a battery Just in case you have a battery with an internal short or a problem The unit comes with an aircraft battery connector as well as a number of other connectors one being the F18 adapter Of course, AC line cord and cable Everything is modular it can snap in and out There are multiple connectors available.
Installing Solar Panels
Photo voltaic cells are an important focus of our retrofit. The photo voltaic or PV Cells are destined for the garage roof. There is enough space there to accommodate the 1.2 kW array. Current government rebates apply to the installation of the array but rebates are subject to change so you will need to check if you qualify. The panels are mounted on aluminium frames. This is vital to ensure that they are set to the correct angle. In this location it's around 7 degrees. When it is finished we are hoping to generate about 7kwh per day which goes back into the.
Grid. It may even give us some return. The panels are interconnected and the electricity fed through to an inverter. The PV Cells have a life expectancy of more than 25 years and they are virtually maintenance free so you can be assured of getting a good return on your investment. Installing a 1.2 kW array of photovoltaic cells and connecting into the grid is a relatively simple exercise. The finished array looks very neat and in these conditions will be paying its way in no time. Ok, there it is, the photovoltaic's are installed on the roof. They are wired into here, this.
20000mAh High Capacity External Battery Avantek Review Androidizen
Hi everyone. So today we're taking a look at the Avantek 20,000mAH high capacity external battery pack. When I say this thing is a beast of a powerpack I am not exaggerating. At 20,000 mAH it's capable of charging two tablets simultaneously both up to full power, or one tablet twice or four smartphones, two of them simultaneously because yes this battery pack can charge two devices at the same time. Now packing in such a large battery does have one down side. This device is certainly heavy. Heavier than you might expect from another battery pack but when you look at the.
Size of this thing for its capacity it's still quite portable. It's not the sort of thing you could slip in your pocket but it is the kind of thing you can easily throw into an overnight case or your carryon luggage whatever you happen to be carrying with you at the time. Now we found that the Avantek 20,000mAh power high capacity battery was more than capable of juicingup an Nvidia Shield tablet twice to full power or just simply plug the battery in and let the tablet run off the battery pack.
By doing this we were able to extend the battery life out to nearly 12 hours of continuous use. Now that obviously is a mixture of different type of use cases, so everything from doing some browsing on wifi, gaming to simply just using some basic apps as well as watching movies and listening to music, a kind of average as it were for most normal users. Now overall we couldn't find any major problems with this device at all. It takes around six hours to charge the battery pack up to full charge which is actually pretty good when you consider the.
Capacity we're dealing with here. It's more than capable of charging even high drain devices like tablets or the very top end smartphones and being able to charge those devices twice rather than just once as you would normally get with most battery packs. The addition of two USBs to allow you to charge two devices simultaneously is very welcome and quite a useful addition to this product, I have to say. With such a large battery capacity you kind of want the ability to charge multiple devices ideally. As an added bonus there is also an LED flashlight included as well. That.
Best low cost tech for Uni
Hellowelcome to the Gadget Tube, today we're taking a look at some of the best affordable gadgets you can take to uni first on the list is this little xmini speaker the great thing about this is 10 to 15 pounds and it's really simple it opens up which means you get a little bit extra bass which is really nice it packs a little punch actually, it can vibrate across the desk if you put it up too loud and it's just a simple 3.5 mil jack into your phone or laptop when you listen to music.
I used this little speaker most for predrinks and for those lazy movie days at Uni slightly more expensive option are the little bluetooth versions of these speakers, there's quite a lot of these on the market now, I'll provide a couple of links in the description Now one gadget which is essential for uni students and in general for everyone I'd say is a portable battery of some sort the great thing about these is they come in loads of different sizes so you can get these that'll charge your phone several times over or you can get slim card ones that.
Willl even go in your wallet or purse you can pick up one of these card sized battery packs for around ten pounds on Amazon. Great thing is they charge your phone once I get about eighty percent charge from this on my HTC One and the other thing is as well as being a microUSB also has a lightning cable adapter for you iPhone users Now it's safe to say most Uni students won't be carting around a big desktop PC like I did. but most people will be using a laptop and.
One thing if you doing a lot of work on the laptop is you won't want to be using the crappy little trackpad you get given with them the best thing to get my opinion is a little mouse like this this is just a simple tenpound mouse by anker and a good thing is its wireless of course and the battery lasts for months A lot of students will be thinking about taking a printer to Uni so they can print off at their leisure without having to rush to the library for those.
Last minute reports, the one thing I recommend and I used a lot and had a lot of my friends use a lot was a laser printer I picked up a Dell colour laser printer and the great thing about the toner in these is it lasts for about a thousand prints and another thing you don't have to worry about it drying out like inkjet printers do So a lot of students take a tablet to uni now to make notes on during class and not have to worry about carrying around a laptop now the iPad, iPad mini and iPad pro of.
Course all things to think about but are quite expensive. Some of the better budget options you've got the hudl 2 to which is a really high powered 1080p little tablet and it's really good taking around Uni, although the battery life isn't the best most of the other features were great and I have previously reviewed this in another tutorial. Another tablet to look at although probably not as highly spec'd as the huddle will be the Fire tablet for around fifty pounds great thing about this is gonna be low cost and really good battery life.
Now a couple of key ring gadgets that I carry around with me at all times uni was this little integral USB stick it's really small you barely notice it on your keys and the best thing of all is that it's metal and really solid so you don't have to worry about breaking it. Another essential gadget is this SwissTech Untili Key which I used loads during Uni, the best thing about this is not only does it come with that essential bottle opener and you get a flat blade serrated blade.
Windows 10 Review, top new features!
Hello welcome to the Gadget Tube today I'll be taking an early look at the new Windows 10 features and seeing whether you should be upgrading on the 29th July now one of the great big features of windows 10 is actually an old feature they've brought back the start bar which is amazing because nobody liked using the touch interface especially on a desktop or laptop without a touch screen one of the great new features in this start bar is the new search functionality which includes cortana which is a new.
Speech search function a lot like Siri and a lot like Google now, but built into Windows they've also included a windowed mode for Metro apps, so the apps that normally used to click, and open up fullscreen and take you away from your desktop now open from within a window just like any other app now within the start bar you also have the live tiles now you might be familiar with this if you remember it from windows 8 when you had the full screen live tiles now they've included them within the start bar and you can resize.
And move them around to your heart's content and fortunately you don't have to go completely full screen tablet mode to use them there's a new Action Center which comes with lots of Quick buttons at the bottom which are really handy and accessible I found these quite useful when just generally using the computer. Now the file explorer won't look too different to you but one thing Microsoft are trying to push is one drive system a lot like Dropbox or Google Drive they're trying to integrate in with the system trying to get you to sign up as soon as you.
Install Windows the control panel has now become the Settings app but if you can't find what you're looking for because it's all changed and its all a bit strange you can just use the search functionality to search exactly, what you want to change Now finally Microsoft have updated Internet Explorer.err well technically they haven't they've just shipped with a new browser called project Spartan, this is a much leaner, much faster browser a lot like Chrome and Firefox one my favourite features on Windows 7 and 8 was the Snap feature which allowed you to split your screen between two apps.
The great thing about the new updated version of this in Windows 10 is you can snap to one side and it will allow you to pick a certain app if you've got several apps open or even snap into quarters if you've got a really high res display to add onto this feature they've also included task view which is a lot like Mission Control or expose if you're used to that in the Mac world, which basically just gives you multiple desktops which is really useful if you're using this on something with a smaller lower res screen like a laptop.
Now as well as all these visual features Microsoft added a few more things under the hood to help make things a little bit easier and a little bit quicker For you gamers out there Windows 10 will come shipped with direct x12 which apparently improves battery performance by fifty percent and can improve FPS by up to 60 percent couple of new formats supported natively in the system are FLAC audio and the HEVC codec which is capable of 8k tutorial. And one final feature that some people will be like finally!.
Is copy and paste with in command prompt you can now control and V within command prompt if you just wanna copy a command prompt into command prompt. So now you've seen all these new features should you upgrade on the 29th July I've definitely enjoy using Windows 10 having the proper start bar back and having the system work within the desktop rather than try and jump out to the Metro interface has been a big improvement. On a computer that's a bit more missioncritical like my editing computer which is currently running Windows 7, I might.
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