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Old 15-06-2020, 06:19   #16
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Re: A Canadian Tech company wins National Award.

I agree with the general consensus above but would like to play devil's advocate for a moment. Though this may not have any practical application for a typical cruising boat, the broader effect will be to get more of the general population into "green" energy. As gimicky as these things are, they do capture interest and get people thinking differently about how they might power their homes in a blackout situation or maybe even dream up larger systems that could remove them from the grid entirely.

A downside to this is that it becomes another "magic mystery box" that requires no user knowledge or input and people largely forget how these things work. People love having toilets but when it comes time to repair them, how many homeowners have any clue? Or better yet, amateur radio used to be huge but now people freak out about 5G towers. As those enthusiasts discovered new ways of using radio frequencies, their inventions became more and more mystical until we had people burning down radio antennas because of a complete lack of understanding of the basic principles of radio transmission.
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The design objective of Growing Greener was to provide power to construction sites without traditional power supply, with unique specific advantages over traditional fossil fuel generators.

Yea, right. Power a construction site with a 480Wh battery!
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The design objective of Growing Greener was to provide power to construction sites without traditional power supply, with unique specific advantages over traditional fossil fuel generators.
Which in certain applications it does very well.
I'm curious what applications you're thinking of, because I can't come up with one. At most, it would recharge twelve 20 volt cordless tool batteries. That would probably cover 2-3 tradesmen for an 8 hour day.

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As it can be connect to ANY power source I thought possibly it could be used as a buffer between a sailboat using 220v 50 cycle 3 wire to a dock supply of 110v 60cycles. And vice versa. Either temporarily or permanently...
Sorry, how do you come up with this claim? It's obvious from the web site that it has to be ordered for either 110-120v/ 60 hz or 220-250v/ 50 hz. Try connecting either one to the wrong source, it's not going to be pretty. And of course, not warrantable.
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