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Old 05-01-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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I wonder if these would be RV/Skoolie safe? In case you didn't see, Tesla announced a $3,000 rechargeable home battery that can store 10khW that run off solar.
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:45 AM   #2
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Possible, and considering you won't need an inverter if you plan on running just 12VDC
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Old 05-01-2015, 09:37 AM   #4
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Assuming you can get one. They're going to be SUPER picky about buyers and installation for a while. They can't afford bad press from somebody torching a house or something else due to a bad install, and it's going to be a long while before you can find one on eBay...

Still, looks awesome, I'd love to get my mitts on one. I'm guessing it's nothing more than a huge LiON bank and some basic charge-controller brains. They say inverter not included. Looks like a good way to get some mass-market scale for their battery business and drive their per-cell costs down.
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Old 05-01-2015, 10:40 AM   #5
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My concern is the size, Though the enclosure is rated for outdoor use, so I wonder if it could be mounted externally on the back/side/bottom/top?
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Finally! I've been hearing about Tesla's expected venture into consumer batteries for a while. I could see myself picking one up for our not-yet-built house/cabin in a couple years.

Fun fact: the battery pack puts out 350-450 volts!
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Currently you can build your own LiFePO4 pack successfully which probably could compete with these packs, but I'm sure the Powerwall has some fancy controller to keep it running the best that it can. That plus the 10 year standard + 10 year optional warranty makes it mighty appealing.
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We talked about it for a few minutes at work today. One guy suggests this pack probably will have built-in heating and cooling as the packs in their cars do. Also like jazty said it'll be a 400-ish volt pack, so you definitely can't just run your 12 v loads off it..

As I recall the automotive version of the battery has a bunch of armor around it? I guess the same would be appropriate in an RV too. Maybe not so vital for a fixed install: my basement isn't involved in collisions very often!
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Old 05-01-2015, 08:53 PM   #8
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Public radio out of Kansas City tonight said something about not running out and getting one of these for quite a few years, let them fine tune it.
The cat talking was supposed to be some sort of guru about stuff or something
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #9
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$3,000 for 7KWhour battery, 10 year warranty is a fantastic deal. I just signed up for it, don't let this guy Musk scam me again like he did with this solarcity project he started in 2007.
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