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by clnbrtltt
Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Log in issues
Replies: 32
Views: 28289

For some weeks now, everytime we log in, although clnbrtltt appears as logged in at the bottom of the page, we still have to log in again to get access to all messages. By logging in twice no new messages are highlighted thus we have to laboriously check all dates etc. for new messages. We are using...
by clnbrtltt
Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Th!nk Show and tell, Bristol
Replies: 17
Views: 21531

We are not happy about the lease aspect of the Think batteries. We do not use a vehicle every day and on the days we do use one we often only go a few miles and at a leisurely pace. The batteries in a car that we have would be likely to last a lot longer than someone who uses their vehicle every day...
by clnbrtltt
Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: BENIFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Replies: 11
Views: 12203

If you are interested, we could write an article about our wind turbine and a little about how we are getting on with our newly acquired Elcat EV.

If so, would it be OK to write it using Works word processor with photos available on Flickr?
by clnbrtltt
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:15 pm
Forum: Hot off the press....
Topic: Smart ED on 5th Gear !!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 6936

Yes, we saw it and agree with all your comments Chris.
Pity only 100 are arriving in the UK. Let's hope they are all snapped up quickly and more follow.
Still wish it was a 4 seater.
by clnbrtltt
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: How to find out who's lives locally to you
Replies: 9
Views: 12835

We are in Mid Cornwall and our nearest town is Bodmin.
by clnbrtltt
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: How to find out who's lives locally to you
Replies: 9
Views: 12835

As we often have an unreliable internet connection we are in favour of a membership location list. We have noticed that 140 people registered on this forum have not stated their location, not sure why. Qdos you may well be right that most of us are no more than 10 miles from our nearest BVS member b...
by clnbrtltt
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Proven grid connected 6kW wind turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 103587

Our predicted average wind speed is 6.8m/s but that covers a square km and we are almost at the highest point :!:

At the highest point just 100 metres from us if we clamber up on the hedge on a very clear day we can see the North coast of Cornwall one way and the South coast the other.
by clnbrtltt
Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Proven grid connected 6kW wind turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 103587

We have only had 2 "grid surges" that have affected our turbine in the 9 months of operation. The turbine carried on in "working mode" but was only producing under 6 watts when according to the wind speed it should have been generating well over 1kWh. On the first occasion we ran...
by clnbrtltt
Sun Feb 03, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Proven grid connected 6kW wind turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 103587

We think the grid surges are when there is a fluctuation in the mains supply. It can be under voltage, over voltage or frequency anomalies (or so says the Windy Boy user manual) :!:

Charging an EV for nothing really appeals to us too :lol: :lol: :lol:
by clnbrtltt
Sun Feb 03, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Home Energy Area
Topic: Proven grid connected 6kW wind turbine
Replies: 39
Views: 103587

Thought it was time to give an update on how the turbine is working. Basically, no major problems. We have had a couple of grid surges but they were easily rectified by manually switching off for a few minutes and then switching back on - easily done (providing we aren't away :!: ). We have had quit...

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