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  1. WattsUpDude

    Show us pictures of where you ride your ebikes!

    Yesterdays ride. Kids are getting too big for the trailer. Time to get them a Weehoo.
  2. WattsUpDude

    Garmin Varia on a helmet using Apple Watch app (ARadar).

    For sure, but the radar function is still functional if that’s the main thing that a user requires. 👌🏾
  3. WattsUpDude

    Garmin Varia on a helmet using Apple Watch app (ARadar).

    I have no experience with the Varia mounted on a helmet but have used it on a rear-facing backpack pocket and it works just fine through the fabric. This is how I used it prior to putting a Garmin mount on my electric scooter.
  4. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    I so wished that the second row seats were removable. Would make a great camping vehicle. I’m still happy to see an EV van on the market and I love the styling.
  5. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    As a Bolt owner, I’d kill for 70kW charging. 😂 I’ve only DCFC’d a handful of times and the fastest I’ve seen was 47kW.
  6. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    I still look at the Ioniq 5 longingly when I see them on the road. And there’s no bad color option either (shooting star would be my last choice). I’d like to see a hot hatch with similar styling (Ioniq 3?).
  7. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Hyundai and Chevy used LG batteries so both manufacturers were part of the huge recall. Chevy recalled 141k vehicles and Hyundai recalled 82k vehicles. ICE cars are still much more prone to fires. But battery fires run hot and are much harder to put out.
  8. WattsUpDude

    Good Stuff You Bought

    Haha, not yet. Will definitely be sticking to my steam mop for any real mopping.
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    Good Stuff You Bought

    There's a water reservoir onboard. When using the mop function, you can specify how much water is released on to a microfiber pad that gets clipped on to the underside of the unit. In action, the robot does a slight back and forward motion (like scrubbing). I would not use this robot as a my...
  10. WattsUpDude

    Good Stuff You Bought

    We got a robot vacuum/mop with LiDAR since they’re getting inexpensive. I’m very impressed and it is saving me a bunch of time every week. I even let it roam around our garage which always gets pretty dirty when the wind blows in small debris from outside. The maps are highly customizable so you...
  11. WattsUpDude

    Show us pictures of your cockpit!

    It's more "in-flight movie" screen and controller than DVD player. 🙂
  12. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    With Tesla starting to open up the supercharger network to CCS cars, this is a nice start to hopefully urge other EV charging companies to improve their reliability. It’s good to know that if I’m ever in a pinch, I have 18 superchargers open around work.
  13. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    👍🏽 We’re on a short road trip right now and I just used EVgo twice. I’m looking at the app right now and it looks like my car is eligible for autocharge+ as well. I’d have tried it had I noticed it earlier.
  14. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Speaking of sales, we're interested in buying a used EV this year since there is a 30% credit (up to $4000). I'm not sure which model yet but we are leaning towards the BMW i3 for local uses. It was the first EV I ever tried out and I remember how fun it was to drive and I really like the...
  15. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Yup. This solution is definitely an improvised solution to those "V2L" features. Until we get a solar + battery backup setup at our house, this inexpensive device will do just fine for the necessities.
  16. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    For sure. I did watch a few videos of folks with similar inverters and their fridges hooked up to a power meter to monitor the initial surges when the motors kick on. Got it in last night and will likely do a run when I get home. 👍🏽
  17. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Yup. Saw a YouTube video with this exact setup. Turn on car, put in neutral, exit from the passenger side (or use the broom stick trick to turn car on without opening the driver's door 😀), turn on the inverter and then turn on the appliances.
  18. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Yes, it just hooks up to the 12V terminals and will work for ICE or EV. The traction (high voltage) battery will recharge the 12V battery as long as the vehicle is on. With an EV, you can keep the entire setup in a closed garage without fear of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  19. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    It doesn't happen often but California has been getting hit with a deluge of wind and rainstorms. We don't have a solar and battery backup setup at home yet. I've never experienced a power outage longer than half a day but just to satisfy the "just in case" thought, I bought an inverter that I...
  20. WattsUpDude

    Electric Car thread

    Yes, it’s nice that manufacturers are much more proactive when it comes to safety recalls. Hyundai actually had a bigger recall a few months prior for the same exact issue but I bet a much smaller number of people knew about that.
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