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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2850 on: October 22, 2020, 08:12:45 PM »

The cigarette lighter in many cars is limited to 15 AMPs. Use more and the fuse will blow. If you tie your inverter directly to the battery, you can get up to (in theory) the alternator's output and still not kill the battery. The alternator in my small SUV is 95 amps.



Ah that's the part I was missing

Safety hint:   Make sure you have a fuse in there somewhere...

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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2851 on: October 23, 2020, 01:08:30 AM »

The cigarette lighter in many cars is limited to 15 AMPs. Use more and the fuse will blow. If you tie your inverter directly to the battery, you can get up to (in theory) the alternator's output and still not kill the battery. The alternator in my small SUV is 95 amps.



Ah that's the part I was missing

Safety hint:   Make sure you have a fuse in there somewhere...

Not sure if I have a fuse.  Can someone please verify?


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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2852 on: October 23, 2020, 10:26:42 AM »
Actually with one of those I'm pretty sure your Delorean can power several neighborhoods all at once... A fuse would be quite wise. ;)

Nearest nuclear power plant to my town = ~3.5 Delorean time machine outputs.

I wonder what the duty cycle is on a Doc Brown time machine reactor?


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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2853 on: October 23, 2020, 12:02:51 PM »
A coworker has a 1.5 hr (one way) commute to work.  He normally drives a full size modified GMC truck, but sometimes he drives his Mini Cooper.  Today he bought his wife a 2019 Camaro and had it delivered to work.  He is going to drive it home today to surprise her.  I have an idea of his salary, and it's less than six figures.  No idea if his wife works.   I'd hate to see his fuel and insurance costs.
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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2854 on: October 24, 2020, 12:31:30 PM »
A coworker has a 1.5 hr (one way) commute to work.  He normally drives a full size modified GMC truck, but sometimes he drives his Mini Cooper.  Today he bought his wife a 2019 Camaro and had it delivered to work.  He is going to drive it home today to surprise her.  I have an idea of his salary, and it's less than six figures.  No idea if his wife works.   I'd hate to see his fuel and insurance costs.

His commute will be faster since he now has a car with a V-8 that can hit 150. Obviously a mustachian decision ;)

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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2855 on: October 24, 2020, 08:26:29 PM »
Heard this from one of my former co-workers who was expressing money woes, "but every time I see the shiny rims on my car, it makes me happy."

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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2856 on: October 25, 2020, 02:06:17 AM »
Heard this from one of my former co-workers who was expressing money woes, "but every time I see the shiny rims on my car, it makes me happy."
That's good. Sell the car, keep the rims, hang them in your living room and be ultra happy.

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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2857 on: October 25, 2020, 04:51:34 AM »
Actually with one of those I'm pretty sure your Delorean can power several neighborhoods all at once... A fuse would be quite wise. ;)

Nearest nuclear power plant to my town = ~3.5 Delorean time machine outputs.

I wonder what the duty cycle is on a Doc Brown time machine reactor?

This used to be a simple job to replace a flux capacitor when O'reilly had them in stock.  Haven't seen them for a while.  Must be a shortage of some key component during COVID :)

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-500.html

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Re: Overheard at Work 2
« Reply #2858 on: Today at 02:19:02 AM »
Actually with one of those I'm pretty sure your Delorean can power several neighborhoods all at once... A fuse would be quite wise. ;)

Nearest nuclear power plant to my town = ~3.5 Delorean time machine outputs.

I wonder what the duty cycle is on a Doc Brown time machine reactor?

This used to be a simple job to replace a flux capacitor when O'reilly had them in stock.  Haven't seen them for a while.  Must be a shortage of some key component during COVID :)

https://www.oreillyauto.com/flux-500.html

That one seems overkill for my needs anyway.  I only need 1.21 GW