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Old 12-14-2008, 03:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Losing the MISinformation
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Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
Hey, Intrigued, if only teachers could whoop students as if they were a red-headed step child, I would teach for free.
Huh. If they pay there like they do in Missouri, you're pretty close to that pay level already! My mother is a retired Special Education teacher. She says the worst part is that the kids KNOW that you can't touch them.

Originally Posted by MPaulHolmes View Post
By the way, if you have ever wondered why a pre-charge resistor is important, it's because there are TONS of huge capacitors inside the controller! They don't like to be short circuited!
FINALLY!!! All I needed was for it to be put in words I understand!!! YESYESYES!!! I remember enough from my learnin' during my "first college-hood" days back in the 70s to finally understand what's going on. You dump enough electrons into a circuit that is wanting to soak them up, and something's gonna give...

Whew! <wipes forehead...> I finally got a decent handle on EV range vs. battery technology, and now I understand "flux capacitors"!!! (That's from somewhere in Darin's thread, I think...) Now it's on to the rest of the pieces parts. Maybe in 20 years or so I'll have everything figured out in my "gotta-understand-it-thoroughly-or-too-chicken-to-try" brain, and I can do it all by my lonesome!!! (Thanks, MPaul!)

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