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Nissan Leaf Inverter Kits (for backup power and powering AC loads)

The easiest way to use a Nissan Leaf for backup/emergency power is to utilize the onboard DC to DC converter and a 3rd party pure sine wave inverter. The built-in DC to DC converter takes the onboard high voltage DC and converts it to standard 12V accessory power. The 3rd party pure sine wave inverter takes the 12V accessory power and inverts it to 110V AC. The maximum continuous output is around 1000W (1kW) but that is still sufficient for

Test driving a Chevy Volt! [updated]

2012.03 UPDATE: I had the opportunity to take a more extensive test drive, here are some photos of the Volt taken during the drive… 2011.10.15 UPDATE: I was finally able to test drive the Chevrolet Volt and I came away very impressed. I will be posting full impressions soon! This is a photo of the Volt that I drove… Original post: I am very intrigued by the Chevy Volt. The all electric capability (with gas generator backup) is particularly appealing

48V DC to 120V AC inverter for Polaris Ranger EV

Our family has a Polaris Ranger EV which we seem to use all the time. “Evy” as we sometimes call her is an extremely capable off road vehicle and the performance, torque and ride are all outstanding. I prefer it over any gas powered UTV (utility vehicle) or ATV (all-terrain-vehicle) that I’ve driven, that includes: John Deere Gators, Kawasaki Mules, Yamahas, Hondas… the list goes on! It is absolutely splendid to be able to drive around the farm and on