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Thinking more about it I kind of like the idea.... Get one of these...( http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/it...p?ic=PW1100-12 )
and connect it to 2-3 of these... ( http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/pc1700mjt.htm ) and then use these... ( http://www.mrsolar.com/page/MSOS/PROD/bp/BP3220N ) will need two of them or at least 2x the amount of power then what your drawing... that way to recharge what was used over night...

That should keep a 300 - 400 watt rig running 24/7 completly off the grid. its only $1,500 about to get it running though.....
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Originally Posted by Magus2727 View Post
Thinking more about it I kind of like the idea.... Get one of these...( http://www.dcacpowerinverters.com/it...p?ic=PW1100-12 )
and connect it to 2-3 of these... ( http://www.odysseybatteries.com/battery/pc1700mjt.htm ) and then use these... ( http://www.mrsolar.com/page/MSOS/PROD/bp/BP3220N ) will need two of them or at least 2x the amount of power then what your drawing... that way to recharge what was used over night...

That should keep a 300 - 400 watt rig running 24/7 completly off the grid. its only $1,500 about to get it running though.....
That's really awesome....but $1500 is really a lot more than I have to spend ATM. Maybe at some point
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Honestly, folding is a great thing. I bet over half of the folders on here don't actually pay their own power bills, so it's even better for them.
But if you aren't just after "points" and your after what folding is meant to do, the bettering of humanity, You'd be A TON more productive to donate money to a cause rather than folding. Don't get me wrong, if you like to give back by folding, thats a good thing. But it's not the most efficient way to spend your money, and some people enjoy folding just for the points/ because they don't have to pay the bills.
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post #54 of 79
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Come live in my room for a while. On a good day, ambients should be around 32C. My Folding rig is still going strong, even without AC on during most of the time.

Folding without AC is how men do it! rawr!
haha. I kid.

Bummer MMX+, Its a shame cause you were kickin some folding but and helping out a lot.

I guess I got lucky, I started off big(15 rigs running) and my parents told me to shut all but my sig rig down, which made the most any way so I'm just cramming as much as i can i it : P

Hopefully you can find a way to convince them!
They cant be that hard hearted.
Edited by Prelude - 6/24/10 at 1:35pm
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post #55 of 79
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Honestly, folding is a great thing. I bet over half of the folders on here don't actually pay their own power bills, so it's even better for them.
But if you aren't just after "points" and your after what folding is meant to do, the bettering of humanity, You'd be A TON more productive to donate money to a cause rather than folding. Don't get me wrong, if you like to give back by folding, thats a good thing. But it's not the most efficient way to spend your money, and some people enjoy folding just for the points/ because they don't have to pay the bills.
How do you get this information?

Did you know that the Red Cross CEO gets paid over 1 Million a year? thats one heck of a Non-profit group which I bet not only 1/2 of money goes to the fund. I think $150 in power bill provides a beter chance for a cure then donating $150 to any organization that has any sort of admin overhead also comming out of that donation.
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Honestly, folding is a great thing. I bet over half of the folders on here don't actually pay their own power bills, so it's even better for them.
But if you aren't just after "points" and your after what folding is meant to do, the bettering of humanity, You'd be A TON more productive to donate money to a cause rather than folding. Don't get me wrong, if you like to give back by folding, thats a good thing. But it's not the most efficient way to spend your money, and some people enjoy folding just for the points/ because they don't have to pay the bills.
I don't know about A TON more productive giving $$$. Many organizations eat the majority of donations in administrative costs. You really need to do your homework before donating to a cause to make sure your money gets where you want it to get. I take comfort in knowing that 100% of my folding units go exactly where they are most needed... ...can you say that about money you donate to these NPOs? I pay my own electric (and my kids too...) and would rather do that than give my $600-700 a year to a charity that may or may not get that money in the hands of the people I am aiming to help...

oops - rant for no reason.... bored!!!
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HUmm... could the cost of electricty be used and deducted on taxes??? you can pull that angle!!!!

Say that by folding they can now use the electric bill as a tax deduction to a non-profit organization!
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Fund it yourself. If you're really serious about it and toss your parents $150 a month for electric, I guarantee they won't complain then. Money talks, BS walks (reasons why to fold - they don't care).

If you fund it yourself, THEN give the reasons - I'm sure they'll be all the more impressed.
NO i was at my uncle's place

i got chewed out on a $5.50 increase on the power bill

KWH is extremely cheap(Renewable source)


only 0.07KWH
see my Flat line in monthey
http://folding.extremeoverclocking.c...hp?s=&u=212064


i going back up when my brother finds a place up there


very nice in Sopkane,WA was up there for 5 months "on vacation"


my uncle says it's like being on vacation every day
lol
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I cannot fold at home for this purpose either. I can barely keep my PC on at all in the first place.
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Get a part time job and help pay the electric bill. You could also make this point, all people have hobbies and this is yours. What if you raced bmx or four wheelers? the cost would be much higher than the additional $40 a month your rig uses.
    
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