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What would be involved in converting an old SUV into an electric vehicle

This is just a thought experiment at this point, and probably will remain so. In the back of my mind I have the idea that when my old SUV finally gives up the ghost I might rip out the internal combustion drivetrain and convert it to an electric vehicle, possibly with a removable range-extender generator. Setting practicality aside for the moment, can you help me envision what this would involve? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 2, 2014 - 11 answers

To toast, or not to toast?

I'm trying to figure out if it will be cost-effective to buy this electric toaster oven, versus using a large gas oven. [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Feb 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Is smart a/c a smart move?

Smart A/C Saver question. [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Jan 19, 2011 - 3 answers

Advice on DIY electrical work

How to route electrical cable around a pipe, a question about a floor box for an electrical outlet in a kitchen, and a good book for general home electrical work? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 21, 2010 - 7 answers

where do these wires go?

I'm wiring NM-3 cable into a fuse box. Where do the wires go? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Dec 26, 2009 - 5 answers

How much electricity is my AC unit using when it's on "fan"?

Does my window air conditioner use just as much electricity on the "fan" setting as it does on the "cool" setting? [more inside]
posted by amro on Sep 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Why is my cooktop shocking me?

My cooktop is shocking me. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by condour75 on Aug 6, 2008 - 4 answers

I (don't) have the power!

2 outlets & a ceiling light stopped working at the same time. None of the circuit breakers were flipped. What would cause this, and how can I troubleshoot it? [more inside]
posted by designbot on Aug 30, 2007 - 15 answers

OFF - HI - MED - LO

Just a stupid question that's puzzled me for years: Why is it that, on electric fans, the order of the settings on the switch is OFF - HI - MED - LO? I'm sure there's an electrical reason for this, but I don't know what it is, since I know nothing about circuitry. One would think that OFF - LO - MED - HI would make more sense. Can someone explain this to me?
posted by Dr. Wu on Jun 14, 2005 - 23 answers

Wiring a Dishwasher

Electricity: I'm wiring up a new dishwasher with the power cord from the old dishwasher. Just to make things interesting, the power cord has absolutely no indication of which side is positive and which side is negative. Is this because it's AC and it doesn't matter? I'm in the US on 110.
posted by yerfatma on Dec 6, 2004 - 14 answers

Why is wireless electric current not possible?

If we can have wireless voice communication and wireless data transfer, why can't we have wireless electric current?
posted by PrinceValium on Aug 8, 2004 - 16 answers

Installing window air conditioners

I have an old house with old wiring in the walls. The question inside is about installing window air conditioners. [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on May 16, 2004 - 21 answers

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