EGO NEXUS POWER STATION - REVIEW!!!!

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Nice Review, enjoyed the video and the explanation on a few things I wasn't clear on.
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That's what KiteArmy does - clarity :)
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Squeeeeeeeee!!!!!
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Prairiedog looks around their house for the microphone! Literally just had a discussion about this last week! Throwing money at Ego... Anyone know how to wire a plug onto a 1/2 horse well pump?
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Neutral, live and ground. Can’t be too difficult!
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Nice review!
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Thanks mate - glad you liked
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Did I see a quick mention of the 7.5 ah battery with fuel gauge? 
Also, did I miss any mention of when the inverter is acting as a battery charger it can't be used as an inverter? Entirely possible I missed it.
Nice review. Thanks.
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yup it appears the 7.5 with fuel gauge is shipping with the power stations

And no I don't think you missed it -  I just think Andrew didn't really go into details on the charging aspect.
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Good eyes Mike - This thing has so many features it would take an hour long video to get to them all.  So the deal is you can't charge when using the unit as an inverter but that's OK because I would suspect that you probably don't have power.
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KA, yeah, it'll be interesting to see if a solar option comes along and if the inverter can be used and also charge batteries while connected to solar. 
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KA, do you see any port reserved for solar connection? Is there a standard Solar MC4 port?

I wish I could use standard solar panel and standard connector to charge it instead of buy something just for this.

If there is no MC4 port, I guess it will be an extra solar charge controller to purchase. 
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Theres no stand alonr port for a solar charger. That cover with 2 screws houses a replaceable blade fuse.
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If the power brick is 170 watt and there is no special port for solar, does that mean that the power station can only accept solar panel less than 170W?
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Supposedly they designed the Power Station to have an external power supply so that it can be upgraded or connected to a solar panel aray
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Hope the external power supply use the MC4 connector!
Finger crossed.
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I don't think that it is a MC4
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Nice review Andrew! I gotta ask though, what’s the heat source for your hot tub?
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The EGO Nexus heated and bubbled
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It heated the whole volume of water from cold to hot tub? If so, that’s impressive!
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That would be - It can run the hot tub bubbles and heat for about 2 hours
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Hi everyone - finally got around to charging the car with the EGO power station.  With 4 7.5Ah batteries I was able to squeeze 7 miles of charge into the car in the period of 1.5 hours.  Not bad, considering I normal charge on a 2-phase 220v 30 amp circuit.  Link to review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZu45KSRoZ0


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Thanks for posting Andrew.  This question was asked on another post and this certainly answers it.
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Yeah - it's a tempting idea but not sure how practical.  Sort of like running a hot tub
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Well I would see it as an emergency type situation.  If you went on a road trip and ran out of juice 5 miles from the next charging station.   If your power is out at home but there is power 5 miles away. etc
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Yeah instead of can you bring me some a can of gas - it's can you bring my EGO power station
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well, I'd have it in my car. on trips I might be pushing the range.
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exactly
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A fun and maybe helpful bit of travel trivia: Many roads built across America after the 1870s tend to follow routes laid out by the railroads. Why? Steam engines had an enormous need for water, so railroads built water tanks every 6 miles or so. That meant trains stopped. If trains were stopped farmers could load commodities on to them and mail could be delivered. Where people were congregating commerce naturally sprung up so general stores were set up to recieve goods delivered by the train. Harness makers and implement dealers set up shop to trade with the farmers. All these people needed to live someplace, so they built some houses. Voila! A town arises because trains were thirsty. And these towns popped up every 6 miles or so, wherever a water tower was planted. The old, "whistle stops." Of course, not everyone traveled by train, so they built roads for the buggys to get between the towns. As auto travel increased at the turn of the 20th century, it was clearly easier to use an existing route than cut wholesale a new path. Obviously some folks saw the opportunity for gas stations with all that road grading. Where did they go? In those towns, of course. Hence, especially out here in flyover land, if the road you are driving on parallels even an old rail line, you are likely within 6 miles or so of a small town or gas station. Prairiedog politely bows, and steps away from the podium.
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I look forward to the pattern repeating with high speed charging stations. Might bring some of those sleepy towns back.
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Too bad it doesn’t have a transfer switch like the xantrex powerhub. If it did you could use it as a proper UPS. http://www.xantrex.com/power-products...
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Huh, too bad the xanax or whatever it is didn't think to make itself compatible with all our existing stables of Ego batteries. too bad. And you know flogging a different platform on a competitors fan page is pretty much cheesy ad fail 101.