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January 03, 2016, 06:51:01 PM
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Assuming you are paying for the fuel, the bottom line here is what does it cost to generate 1KWh in a car and how does that compare with your local Power cost? I have no data but my bet would be that it is several times more expensive in the car?

A bit of data from the net for a Diesel Generator shows 20KW generator at 1.6 Gals / Hour at full load.

So if we take a Gallon of Diesel at $2 x 1.6 = $3.2 for 20KWh

Off the grid at 10c / KWh = $2 for 20KWh

This is of course for a generator, car could be better or worse? However it's much closer than I expected, so perhaps I have got the data or the maths wrong?  Smiley



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Diesel I think you have too low.  I don't even think you can get offroad diesel for that price.  That is first part I would check.

Other thing is cooling how are you going to cool it? Say it's in trunk it might be insulated enough to block noise, but it's going to get hot.  And it's pretty hard to do a temporary mod for cooling that is realistic on a car.  So I think it still has some problems in idea.
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January 03, 2016, 09:02:20 PM
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Assuming you are paying for the fuel, the bottom line here is what does it cost to generate 1KWh in a car and how does that compare with your local Power cost? I have no data but my bet would be that it is several times more expensive in the car?

A bit of data from the net for a Diesel Generator shows 20KW generator at 1.6 Gals / Hour at full load.

So if we take a Gallon of Diesel at $2 x 1.6 = $3.2 for 20KWh

Off the grid at 10c / KWh = $2 for 20KWh

This is of course for a generator, car could be better or worse? However it's much closer than I expected, so perhaps I have got the data or the maths wrong?  Smiley



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Diesel I think you have too low.  I don't even think you can get offroad diesel for that price.  That is first part I would check.

Other thing is cooling how are you going to cool it? Say it's in trunk it might be insulated enough to block noise, but it's going to get hot.  And it's pretty hard to do a temporary mod for cooling that is realistic on a car.  So I think it still has some problems in idea.

Maybe a truck with a freezer might work for this project Smiley

Something like this:
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January 03, 2016, 10:46:21 PM
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op has stated it is in  a taxi cab.


 and on a small scale it will work.  at least in my opinion.

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I see BTC as the super highway and alt coins as taxis and trucks needed to move transactions.
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January 04, 2016, 12:10:12 AM
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op has stated it is in  a taxi cab.


 and on a small scale it will work.  at least in my opinion.

Do you think heat would not be a problem?  I would guess miner would be in trunk on taxi.  It just seems like the trunk would fill with heat, and no where to go.

During summer I see even bigger issue winter might possibly cool it from cold outside.  So I guess it could depend on season to.
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January 04, 2016, 03:45:16 AM
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Ran 2 of my paperweight X-1.5 on a road trip on slushes pool and made a whopping $1.32 not bad on a 8 hr drive. On the way back I made $1.92. gas is $1.70 here so it was worth it. Still got 20mpg in my 2015 Dodge Durango R/T


This was using the in car power outlets. There two rated at 200w ea. Put off very little heat which I could have used as it was cold out.
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January 04, 2016, 07:41:23 AM
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i know that mechanical thing like fan and something else, don't last long if they are on somethign tha move all the time

so i don't see how this is a good idea, unless you plan to sit your car/truck all day in the same location
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