Portable 120V To 240V Converter; Or How To Fast Charge At Your In-Law’s House

[Nick Sayer] falls into the “would rather build it than buy it” category. This particular project is a clone of a fast electric vehicle charger. There are commercially available versions sold under the Quick 220 brand name. The idea is that for fast charging, some electric vehicles call for a 240V outlet and Americans without electric cars often don’t have one. If they do it’s for an appliance like a stove or clothes dryer and probably not found in the garage. The device uses two hot and one ground to supply the 240V output which is, in some business where there is three phase power this will be closer to 208V but should still work. Obviously you shouldn’t be doing this unless you know exactly how it works, and we applaud [Nick] for airing these hazards while at the same time supplying the knowledge behind the concerns. Two inputs for the beefy converter are supplied from outlets not just on separate circuits, but on two circuits whose hot lines are 180 degrees out of phase. That means identifying where there are two plugs, not protected by GFCI outlets or breakers, which are on two separate hot lines of split phase power. To protect the user, [Nick] designed in a set of relays ...

Choosing between the Best car wash for white cars! What are the car wash for white cars Reviews 2019 ?

When it comes to selecting between the best car wash for white cars brands, things can be confusing. The top brands and its reputation does make an impact on the choices you have on offer. Cheaply-priced faucets are just that – cheap. car wash for white cars and fittings are more like investments, and you wouldn’t want to spend huge in repairs and replacement, which is why selecting a known and reliable brand is important. You will be also surprised to know that the bigger brands actually spend considerable money in research and creating designs. No matter whether you are creating a traditional or want to go for one of the contemporary , you will find products to suit your budget and needs. These brands often have great warranty on their products, so think of this like an investment, at least for the next Two to Three years. Over the years, these top brands have added more choices to each range and collection, and with new products, better technology, finishes and makes, people have more choices. In fact, most of these so-called ‘cheaper’ brands rely on the car wash for white cars brands for ideas. Here is a list of all kinds of best car wash for white cars with various features...

Lasersaur That Cuts 1/2″ Plywood And 10mm Acrylic (Pew-Pew)

Remember when building your own 3D printer was a big deal? We’re starting to think that building your own laser cutter might be the next hot topic. Boasting a 16,000 square-foot facility, the Dallas Makerspace is an impressive collaboration of local artists, engineers, makers, and thinkers. Recently they embarked on building a serious laser cutting machine. They chose to go with the an open-hardware design rather than buying an off-the-shelf unit. What they built is based on the Lasersaur plans. (Another popular open-source build is the buildlog.net unit.) They ended up with a huge 24″ by 48″ cutting bed and with a laser tube rated for 100 watts continuous output. It can cut 1/2″ plywood and 10mm acrylic with ease. The entire machine is built from 20mm Misumi aluminum t-slot extrusions, making more like a giant erector set then a commercial built machine. We hadn’t seen too many of the Lasersaur builds out in the wild, so we thought you might like to see one too. Now, before you start ordering parts to build your own, you should know that a top of the line build like this will run you about $7-10k. But by comparison if you were to go with something with the same cutting area and...

Card readers at electric vehicle charging stations will weaken security, researchers say

Electric vehicle charging stations could become one of the next big targets for fraudsters — thanks to proposals in several state that researchers say would weaken their security. Most electric vehicle (EV) charging stations rely solely on a credit card linked to an app or through contactless payments with RFID-enabled credit cards or through a driver’s smartphone. Contactless payments are one of the most secure ways to pay, cutting out the credit card entirely and reducing the chance that a card will be cloned or have its data skimmed. For charging stations — often in the middle of nowhere and unmonitored — relying on contactless payments can reduce device tampering and credit card fraud. But several states are proposing EV charging stations install magnetic stripe credit card readers, which the researchers are prone to abuse by fraudsters. Arizona, California, Nevada, Vermont, and several states across New England are said to be considering installing credit card readers at publicly funded EV charging stations. “While these proposals may be well-intentioned, they could expose drivers to new security risks while providing cyber criminals with easy access to attractive targets,...

Cari Mora Review: Thomas Harris Luridly Plumbs Man’s Capacity for Evil

The Nightingale Trailer: Aisling Franciosi and Sam Claflin Star in Jennifer Kent’s Follow-Up to The Babadook Thomas Harris’s novel fathoms man’s depravity in ways that are at once spectacularly horrifying and mordantly amusing. Thomas Harris’s Cari Mora is the author’s first novel since 1975’s Black Sunday to not feature Hannibal Lecter in some capacity. Fear not, though, for Harris has filled the space where his most famous creation might have been with a small army of psychopathic killers, the crown jewel of which is Hans-Peter Schneider, a completely hairless, reptilian man of German ancestry who captures and sells women as sex slaves to men in Peru and Colombia. Like Mason Verger in Harris’s masterful Hannibal, Hans-Peter uses a constant cash flow to feed his ghastly appetite for human suffering. When the women he kidnaps don’t “work out for business,” as Harris puts it at one point, Hans-Peter harvests their organs for the black market and then dissolves their bodies in an expensive liquid cremation machine, of which Schneider is “very proud.” And as in his Lecter novels, Harris fathoms this man’s perspective on the world in ways that are at once spectacularly horrifying a...

How to grow your own medicine cabinet | Alys Fowler | Life and style

I recently walked into a tree. I didn’t mean to, but I was, as usual, looking at what was growing around my feet and not where I was going. The result was a messy scrape of torn skin, but nearby was also the solution: I plucked a few leaves of herb robert and a number of ribwort plantain leaves, mashed them between my fingers till their juices flowed, and pressed the mash into my cut. Within an hour it was knitting back together; a week later you could barely tell it had happened. Both herb robert (Geranium robertianum) and ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata) are common wildflowers – many would call them weeds – with powerful healing properties. Herb robert is a styptic and excellent vulnerary herb, meaning it stems bleeding and heals wounds; it is astringent, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory and has long been used for scrapes, insect bites and minor sores. Ribwort plantain has similar properties. No one is doubting the miracles that modern medicine has brought, but humans have always mashed leaves and chewed barks, by boiling roots and pressing seeds. When I pluck a leaf to help me out, I am reminded of all that came before me. Simple solutions to minor problems already g...

Protective Footwear Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements| Honeywell, Rocky, Georgia Boot, Lehigh Safety Shoes

The Exploration study offers deep assessment of the Global Protective Footwear Market and helps market participants to gain a solid base in the industry. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the market and contains Future trend, Current Growth Factors, attentive opinions, historical data, facts and statistically supported and industry certified market data. It delivers regional exploration of the Global Protective Footwear market to expose key prospects presented in different parts of the world. The study is segmented by products type, application/end-users. The competitive scenery is generally appraised along with company profiling of leading players operating in the Global Protective Footwear market. Some of the Most Important Key Players Involved in the Study are Honeywell, Rocky, Georgia Boot, Lehigh Safety Shoes, Durango, Rocky 4EurSole, Ariat, Baffin, Black Diamond, Blundstone, Dan Post, Dr Martens, Florsheim, Impacto, Iron Age, Justin Workboots, Keen, Kodiak, Puma, Reebok, Rockport Works, Royer, Thorogood, Terra, Tingley & Xtratuf. If you are involved in the Protective Footwear industry or intend to be, then this study will provide you comprehensive o...

Seasonic Focus SGX 650W SFX-L PSU Review: Reliable Power, Tiny Form Factor

The Seasonic Focus SGX 650W offers high overall performance and quiet operation at light and medium loads, of up to 340W. The competition in the small form factor SFX-L category hasn’t been heated up yet and we are still waiting for Super Flower to release its highly anticipating small factor platform. Nevertheless, there are still some worthy opponents which belong to the smaller, in dimensions, SFX category with the Corsair SF600 having identical performance with the SSR-650SGX but plenty of noise output with high loads on the minor rails. If you are out for an SFX-L unit with 650W capacity and a fair price ($122 / £139), the SSR-650SGX should be among the top places in your list. Another strong advantage of this product is the ten-year warranty, which is the longest in this category. Seasonic SGX-650 Pros Full power at 46°C Fair price Good performance High build quality Fully modular 4x PCIe connectors ten-year warranty Cons The fan profile aggressive at high loads Not so efficient 5VSB rail Single EPS connector Verdict Small and powerful, the Seasonic SSR-650SGX achieves good performance and backs it up with a long warranty and plenty of features. 3.5/5 $129.99Amazon (...

Acer Predator Triton 900 Gaming Laptop Review: Flipping Out

Acer hopes to flip the gaming laptop script by flipping the screen. The Acer Predator Triton 900 ($3,799.99, £3,999.99 in the UK) has a unique design in which the display sits on a hinge to be flipped around, brought forward or slipped into a giant, 17.3-inch, 9-pound tablet. Even with that, the Triton is thin, but Acer has still packed in an Intel Core i7-9750H, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, 32GB of RAM and two 512GB SSDs in RAID0. But that unique design has also made sacrifices. The keyboard is awkward, and upgradeability, while not by any means impossible, is harder than on other laptops. That brings the decision down to two main questions: Do you want your 17.3-inch gaming laptop thin? Will you use its swiveling display? Those answers will make all the difference. Acer Predator Triton 900 Pros Unique hinge design Powerful specs Beautiful display Cons Awkward, uncomfortable keyboard Hard to upgrade Verdict The Acer Predator Triton 900 is a big laptop with a unique hinge, but has an awkward keyboard and isn’t as easy to upgrade as other laptops. 3.5/5 $3,799.00Acer (function(){ var shopLinkJsData = { event: ’10′, evars: {“eVar43″:”$3,799.00̸...

Calendar… July 3, 2019 : Stow Independent Online

YPE html PUBLIC “-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN” “http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd”>             Wings & Wheels at Minuteman Airfield in Stow each Thursday, June through August (except July 4th), 5 to 8pm. See displayed airplanes, custom and vintage vehicles, enjoy snacks or dinner with burgers, hotdogs, vegetarian options, pizza, desserts, fresh lemonade, beer, wine. Leashed pets allowed. Hosted by the Stow Lions club, Rotary clubs of Acton-Boxborough and Westford, Experimental Aircraft Association #196 and Nancy’s Air Field Café. Proceeds benefit local service projects. More information at: https://wingsandwheelsma.com/ and www.facebook.com/WingsandWheelsMA.             Guest Table, a community supper in Stow, serves dinner from on the first Friday of each month at First Parish Church of Stow & Acton (FPC). Doors open at 5pm. Guest Table welcomes everyone, in or out of Stow, whether they’re looking for a sense of community, are feeling lonely, are having financial difficulties, or just want a change of atmosphere. There’s no charge for dinner, but donations are gratefully accepted. Dinners will be nut fre...

Three ways to approach the running back position; which one should the Cowboys use? – Blogging The Boys clock menu more-arrow no yes Horizontal – White Horizontal – White Stubhub Logo Horizontal

It won’t be much longer before the Dallas Cowboys lock up their big name players with long-term extensions that will keep them wearing the star for years to come. Of course, it is not a foregone conclusion that the team will keep all their star players; however, many of us believe that to be the case. Recently, we talked about how the Cowboys can afford to keep all of their key star players: Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott, and Amari Cooper – if they chose to do so. There’s a case to be made for each of these guys and how important they are to the offense, but what if the Cowboys front office decided to be cautious with their money and only paid two of them? When that idea is discussed, the odd man out is usually Zeke simply because it’s a lot easier to find a running back who can produce than it is to find quarterbacks and wide receivers. That’s not to say that Elliott is trailing in talent, because that simply is not true. In fact, Zeke is arguably the best player at his position, whereas the other two guys are not. But his position is still running back, and it’s been demonstrated that teams can have success without having one of the game’s best players in the backfield. ...