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Power Week: Google's $1M Power Inverter Challenge – How Small Is Possible?

7/31/2014 12:24 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   8/17/2014 3:13:22 PM
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I have a several year old emergency Cobra Power Inverter that produces 1.5 KW continuous and 3 KW peak for $150. It is 2.5" x 9" x 8" = 180 cubic inches. My ordinary laptop is 0.75" x 13" x 10" = 98 cubic inches. It seems like we were close already with a higher power unit. [I'm not sure where the 40 cubic inch laptop came from, is it a netbook?]

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Susan Rambo   8/7/2014 11:50:48 AM
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Thanks. I appreciate your response. I'm sure you not jaded. I was just testing your resolve (and also fishing for more information.). That's what I like our readers...you call out the impossible or, at least the improbable.

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Cylon0   8/7/2014 7:51:00 AM
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@Susan....

I've been in power supplies and lighting electronics my whole career. And, I might be jaded about this to the extent that my practicality and experience outweighs my imagination. I think not though. This sounds to me like someone at a big corporation that is making up this stuff in a complete vacuum. I could be wrong; however, that is how it appears to me.

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Susan Rambo   8/6/2014 5:33:14 PM
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Oh, come on! Where is your imagination? (you think it's impossible?)  But if you could do this, why would you want to sign over the rights to Google.

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krisi   8/1/2014 3:44:06 PM
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3W/cm3...good luck...whoever designs this is worth more than $1M

Cylon0
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Cylon0   7/31/2014 2:51:02 PM
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What is the person over at Google who signed off on this smoking!

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