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Posted on 05/13/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by Kartographer
I am a deputy sheriff in Louisiana and patrol primarily on the night shift. A few nights ago my shift was alerted that the main city in our parish was under a complete "black out", meaning a total loss of ALL electricity. The reason for the blackout was unknown but the repercussions were great. The power stayed out for a mere hour and a half, but that was all it took to cause chaos all throughout the city. In this hour and a half multiple shootings occurred, multiple wrecks occurred on the highways and city streets, and multiple stores and businesses were broken into and looted due to security systems malfunctioning. All within that small hour and a half. It really shows how fragile the order in our cities hangs in the balance. People who would probably have been watching television or engaging in other peaceful activities, were gathering in the streets starting fights. All because the lights and tv turned off. Wow. Only a handful of people had nothing to worry about because they were prepared with a few necessities such as: flashlights, food, water, protection (I.e. Rifle, handgun, or shotgun).
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Got it - it has a capicitor bank in the middle.
Like I said - too small to be of use.
Outback has some monster ones for use in grid-tie applications.
And the paired 3kw units have an effective 50 amp service plug. Hell, my entire house runs on a 60 amp service. What are you talking about 'too small'?
I think your technology is dated and you need to study up on modern inverter tech.
A 12 or 24VDC genset feeding an inverter can make any kind, frequency, or phase AC that you care to specify. I can get 400hz, 3 phase, 480VAC out of inverters that stack nicely. At respectable power levels, like 30kW.
An inverter doesn't care about whether the power comes from solar panels, or an alternator.
And Honda married an alternator and a modern inverter.
No-one has used banks of capacitors for phase regulation in years. Or motor driven inductors for that matter. Or even sync-selsyn equipment.
The F-16 does still have a motor generator for some of the 400Hz ac stuff, but solid state is taking over.
Good to know. Crepes are quick to cook and are very versatile.
Me, too. It went from the main city in the parish to a small town.
Fast, easy, and good. Pancakes are basically the same, just thicker.
And much better than attempting scrambled eggs from powder.
I was asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day. I asked for a solar generator. Didn’t get one.
Be careful of soy substitutes. That stuff can tear your tummy up something awful. I'd hate to go through that especially with a tp and facility shortage.
what is good for scrambled eggs? other than real eggs....any product out there that is the real deal?
Soy sucks, unless it's soy sauce for flavoring, or spicy bean paste.
Johnny, would you mind posting your crepe recipe using powdered eggs?
So now I have access to local chickens and fresh eggs. One does what one must.
However... that being said... if you can raid a duck's nest and get freshly laid eggs (a black marker is good for marking older eggs)... duck and goose eggs are to die for when making scrambled eggs, omelets, or over easy. Big, rich, and full of flavor. I never pass a chance to steal duck eggs.
But mark them. First day you check the nest when mom is off it. Mark all of them.
You can take the unmarked ones the next day.
Getting an older egg is less than optimal.
Lots of squirrels, fish, snakes, deer and other creatures here. Someone cleared out the feral hogs here a couple years ago. Soy sauce on pork chops, yummmm. Super fresh, like hours, pork chops grilled just right tastes like beef, double yummm.
Don't use a “permanent” marker as it may make the future ducklings ill, esp. if you mark the end that has the air sac.
OMG....stop. That was so funny, my ribs ache!
Only problem I've had cooking with them is sometimes a faintly fishy taste. I assume that's from eating the greens in the lake. And for me, that's no downside for breakfast, as Sunday breakfast special here is herring, stewed tomatoes and beer.
For all my baking, I use dried eggs. Never made a cheesecake with dried egg though. Cheesecakes are too blasted expensive to make these days.
That's a BIG cat! Had he drowned? lol
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