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by Greg
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1270

Re: Tesla.

https://www.theaa.com/breakdown-cover/electric-cars "Battery run out? We'll tow you to a charging point or your destination – whichever's nearer." I don’t know about all EV’s but Teslas cannot be towed in the conventional way. It is either a full lift on a flatbed or the use of wheel lift and dolli...
by Greg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1270

Re: Tesla.

I’m kind of hoping the VW iD4 will meet my requirements. Reading around on the internet seems to show all EV’s are constrained by their battery capacity and what power they produce is typically the same. That is, until you look at Tesla who seem to be able to get far more from their battery set up. ...
by Greg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1270

Re: Tesla.

Quite fancy the little Honda myself. Pricey though. Yep, they are all pricey at the moment. I like the look of the Honda but want greater range. I want a car that can do at least 180 miles on one charge as a minimum. I like the 278 mile on options mentioned above, but the same reasons for rejection...
by Greg
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Tesla.
Replies: 91
Views: 1270

Re: Tesla.

Hmmm, no incentive from the government today to buy EV’s :cry: What a shame; well, for me anyway :( I’ve had a look at the Hyundai Kona Electric and it has less boot space than and old Austin Mini and no leg room for rear passengers, so that’s out. The Kia e-Nero is better in these respects but ther...
by Greg
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Blackgate Caps
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: Blackgate Caps

Cressy Snr wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Interestingly the only ‘boutique’ components that have ever provided an utterly fab sound (see above for my requirements) were some red, hand-built coupling caps Greg lent me, that I can’t remember the name of. These were really rather special.
Dynamicaps.
by Greg
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Blackgate Caps
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Re: Blackgate Caps

Thanks Paul and Mark. To be honest I’m a bit surprised that others have not chipped in. Maybe it is because ardent DIYers don’t give a monkeys about boutique capacitors. If that is the case, it would be good to hear about that as well. Obviously Paul and Mark reveal there is a sound value using Blac...
by Greg
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Ebay charges.
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Ebay charges.

Yep, I get you Phil. It’s the same nonsense that gripes me when sellers add VAT to postage which is not applicable.
by Greg
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Blackgate Caps
Replies: 22
Views: 225

Blackgate Caps

This may have been covered before but if so I’m not aware of it. This is a subjective question and I anticipate a variety of answers, maybe even questioning the use of Blackgates in the first place. I also appreciate there were different Blackgates for different applications. Please be application s...
by Greg
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Tapping.
Replies: 13
Views: 213

Re: Tapping.

Hmm, you and your cheap Chinese buys. What do you expect?
by Greg
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11655
Views: 1045327

Re: Nothing In Particular

Using Parcel2Go to select a courier is my preference. Which is fine until there is a problem because your contract will be with Parcel2Go and not, say with DHL. In the event of your parcel going missing or some other problem and you contact DHL, they will refer you back to Parcel2Go. You are then d...
by Greg
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 11655
Views: 1045327

Re: Nothing In Particular

In the last twelve months I made two purchases which I chose to return to the selling company for refund. They provided their own returns service through Hermes. Although Hermes tracking recorded they had collected the items, they never got delivered back. As the return contract is between the compa...
by Greg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.
Replies: 306
Views: 59810

Re: Fane 12-250TC Retro Speaker.

Is it not similar to Aperiodic loading where in small boxes there is a resistive vent to atmosphere and in large boxes into a second chamber below a brace? Still used, I believe by Dynaudio and Scan-Speak who still sell vents for DIYers. Also used by Peter Comeau in his WD25A and 25T speakers.
by Greg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: General health matters.
Replies: 80
Views: 5562

Re: General health matters.

pre65 wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:25 pm
Waking is more my thing.
:lol: So in terms of favoured exercise, I take it sleeping is as well :lol:
by Greg
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Everyones Projects
Topic: PASS 50W single ended mosfet amp.
Replies: 382
Views: 47955

Re: PASS 50W single ended mosfet amp.

+1
by Greg
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'
Replies: 32
Views: 918

Re: Mike Head, aka' little eddy'

Yes, Mike was simply a really nice person. I also loved his approach to his diy builds. There was nothing conventional with his hinged sections to facilitate circuit access etc. Mike was an unique individual. Such a loss to family, friends and all of us. He will certainly be missed.