November 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
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I decided to begin to look into this area a lot deeper since I became interested in – of all things – running my car audio system separate from the cars own battery. My brother has been doing this for his ham radio equipment for a short while using a solar panel on the roof of his car to keep a separate battery charged. Sounded intriguing so I queried him about it and he sent me the details of what and how.
Since before the industrial revolution energy storage and it’s use has been a major preoccupation of the human race. How to get energy, use it and save it for later. From the first use of fire for cooking and then for early metallurgy and of course warfare.
The use of wood and then hydro carbon compounds for generating heat and then chemical reactions to generate electricity. The first…
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