eBike charger / power supply – How to modify them and save money!

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It’s a little known fact that these Chinese chargers can easily be modified to output up to 108v. Obviously, the limiting factor is the physical ability to deliver an adequate amount of current but, for an emergency, it’s a brilliant solution for range anxiety!

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EBL 6F22 Lithium Ion 9V Charger (Save Money On Batteries)

I know this is nothing shocking or ground breaking but I recently bought a Lithium Ion 9V Battery charger to save money on my recordings. I purchased a preamp about two years ago for my video camera to help get better audio, unfortunately the unit eats batteries. I hated spending so much money on batteries since the unit ate up a 9V in less than 30 minutes. Well I found this unit and I thought I would share it with you.

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How To Make Money Charging Bird Scooters

Electric scooters from start-ups like Bird and Lime are popping up around cities like Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Bird relies on contractors to charge scooters overnight at between $3 and $5 per scooter. Here’s how to make money charging electric scooters.

Harry Campbell, founder of The Rideshare Guy podcast and blog, took CNBC reporter Kathleen Elkins on a “Bird hunting” trip in Santa Monica. The sign-up process is simple if you live in a city that has Bird scooters with chargers using the same app they would use as customers.

Once approved, Bird sends charging supplies for three scooters. Bird provides additional chargers to those who establish themselves as reliable and consistent. In some cities where Bird has too many charging contractors there might be a wait to join the program.

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Am testing a cable from a company called OHME its a very clever cable. It has a smart box connected to it with an inbuilt simcard. This allows it to turn any electric car charger, 3 pin socket or commando socket into a SMART charger. One way this can SAVE you money is allowing it to work with your energy provider for example octopus have a deal called Agile Octopus which has half an hour readings from your smart meter but there price also changes every half an hour meaning if your charger can turn off and on the charging when its cheap your save MONEY!

Ohme Cable will be for sale from octopus for a HUGE discount making it the cheapest 3 pin granny cable on the market, however this can work with any untethered EVSE charger or tethered if your willing to pay an electrician to hard wire it to your existing system.

This system is also able to talk to the cars API system at current it can do BMW, Tesla and Nissan however they are working to get the API for the Renault Zoe. Working with the API allows you and them to set the charge rate to stop at a given percentage.

My Personal Fav bit of the cable is to charge when it is GREEN, this lets you tell the cable you want to charge during LOW co2 on the grid meaning if your already a 100% green customer your also not creating extra demand on the grid meaning no coal needs to be fired up!

They also have plans in the future to see what your smart meter is exporting to the grid on solar energy and then tell your charger “hey the solar panels are exporting” this will then turn your charge rate up to match export.
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Mobile Phone Repair Tips To Help Your Save Money

For many people, getting your phone fixed or repaired is a very costly move. And so, whenever they get a cracked phone’s screen, dropped their phone in the toilet or their battery is no longer working, they usually just opt to buy a new one. However, having your phone fixed or repaired is actually not that costly only if you know the right thing to do.

Consumers have plenty of misconceptions which may either be grounded on some truth or are simply untrue. Specialists in mobile phone repair share some tips below on how to save money for your mobile phone repair.

In most cases, there is still a high chance that your phone can be repaired. So instead of actually buying a new one, just have it checked first so you will know your options. You can actually have your phone fixed. You can buy parts online and watch or read tutorials. But one key thing that you have to understand is that repairing a mobile device requires some technical skills and lots of patience.

Sometimes, it is more cost-effective to bring your device to a trained professional rather than experiment with your device. You can save time, money and effort, and expect better results. Additionally, premium brands have limited one-year warranties. And if your device is accidentally damaged, it is highly likely that the warranty has already been voided. Simply put, if you bring your device to a third party shop, you don’t have to worry about voiding the warranty because it already is.

And compared to service providers who will convince you to buy a new device, third party shops will try to do their best to repair your phone first before recommending to you to buy a new one. So you can really rely on their skills and knowledgeable before you are advised to buy a new mobile phone.

The cost of repairing your phone will depend on where you bring it as well as the damage your phone has. But if you consider the convenience and guaranteed results, in most circumstances, you are paying a small price to give your device a new lease on life. A lot of people underestimate the value of their devices. They forget the fact that when you sign a contract with a carrier, the carrier subsidizes the device. So if you think that phone repair cost is too pricey, know the real value of your phone first.

Lastly, there are some third party repair shops which have earned dubious reputations, however, there are also mobile repair shops, majority of them actually, are honest and provide quality service to their customers.


How to Recondition a Battery – Save Money, Save the Planet

Battery reconditioning is big business these days and it is only going to get bigger. Batteries are an environmental hazard containing many dangerous chemicals and many people not disposing of them properly.

While our society becomes more and more dependent of battery power year after year millions of old batteries are thrown away. However you don’t have to throw them away, in fact you can recondition them and bring the life back into any battery and reuse it over and over again.

First however many people have a misconception that recharging and reconditioning a battery is the same thing. They aren’t, when you recharge a battery you simply are adding a charge to the battery for a period of time, the more you do this the less they work to their full capacity and need to be charged more often.

When you recondition a battery you are restoring the battery back to its full capabilities. There are many methods around that can help recondition batteries depending on the type of battery you have.

There are companies out there that offer a reconditioning service or you can learn to do it yourself. To do it yourself is not difficult with the right tools and equipment however you should have a good understanding of the different types of batteries and how they should be handled before attempting any reconditioning.

One method to help recondition batteries that some people suggest is to put them in a freezer for 24 hours and then recharge them again. If you have a lead-acid battery these often will go a crystalline form if old or left to discharge for a long time, in this case you can get a specialized battery charger that shots a high current though the battery causing the crystalline to turn back into lead and sulfuric acid and bring the life back into the battery.

Some people have even created a home business out of reconditioning old batteries that they get for free and sell for a profit.


Beat the Printer Scheme and Save a Ton of Money on Ink or Toner

Before you buy another printer, make sure you read this article. The printing manufacturers actually do not make any money on the printer itself. Instead, the real profits are made on the ink and toner. In general, the cheaper the printer, the more you will get gouged when it comes to replacing cartridges. But this is not always the case. The high end printer manufacturers are ready and willing to jump deep into your pocketbook. And if you let them, they will stay there for very long time.

The Microchip Scheme

The primary way in which the printing companies gouge your pocketbook is by placing a small microchip on the ink or toner cartridge. The cartridge will stop working when you print a fixed number of pages (usually around 5,000) even if you have plenty of supply remaining. Sometimes the chips are also programmed to stop working after a fixed period of time (eg, six months) regardless of how many pages you have printed. The chips are usually patented so as to guarantee that you will always buy a new cartridge from the original manufacturer.

Just to illustrate how expensive it can be to buy the wrong printer, here is a personal example. I fell for HP's marketing scheme and bought a "low cost" HP 1500 Color Laser Jet two years ago for $ 499.00. I just checked with Staples.com and the cost of replacing all the toner cartridges and drum including tax (free shipping) is $ 597.33.

Is there a way around this?

Yes! If you do not have a chip on the cartridge then you can simply look on the internet and find a refill kit. This will work quite well. However, as a general rule, printing quality will decrease after approximately five refills.

If you have a microchip on your cartridge, there are a couple of options. First, with many cartridges you will be able to find a "chip reset" kit on the internet. Buying ink or toner and a chip reset kit is usually much cheaper than replacing the cartridge. You will be able to use the reset kit over and over again, so it will pay for itself. If you can not find a reset kit for your cartridge, you can probably find a replacement chip. The microchips are usually glued on the side of the cartridge, so you can just pry off the old chip and glue on a new one.

The "Nuclear Option"

I saved the best for last! If this works, it is your best option, but you might have to do a little bit of internet research on your specific printer. What the printing companies do not want you to know is that there is usually a way to configure your printer so that you are able to reset the chip memory. In some cases, you can completely disable the printer's use of the chip. Getting back to my HP 1500 Color LaserJet, I was able to do this by holding down the big green button for 20 seconds when the power is turned on. On this printer, this causes what is known as a "hard reset" of all internal memory settings. Whereas I should have been forced to replace all of my toner and the drum, I have now been printing for months in normal operation without a glitch and with no error messages!

Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that you will be able to reset, replace, or bypass the microchip on your printer's cartridge. Every year, it sees that the printer manufacturers become more and more skilled at preventing you from taking charge of your machine. However, now you are armed with a little bit of knowledge – and knowledge is power. The next time your printer runs out of ink or toner, do not be so eager to go out and buy a new cartridge. Remember, if there is a way around it, you can find it! The personal satisfaction you get in saving money and beating them at their own game will put a little bit of excitement in what might have been a depressing and costly situation.

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What's Your Money Secret?

You're hiding something …

That secret recording, your secret recipe, your secret crush, or your secret talent! Everyone has a secret. Even in money matters. In fact, only a few people would really know your actual money records, spending habits, or financial history – and for sure there are one or two financial matters that you have been keeping to yourself … unknown even to your life partner. You probably had a spending or credit memory you've been wanting to forget; Unfortunately, for money matters 'past is past' does not really apply strictly.

When was the last time you asked your partner about his spending history or give him or her feedback about his or her appetite money habits? Probably a long time ago if not never. According to the book Get Financially Naked, How to Talk Money with your Honey by Manisha Thakor and Sharon Kedar, money is one of top causes of arguments in marriages, top reasons for divorce, and top drivers for general life stress. Generally, men have fairly different spending habits vs women – and I'm sure a lot of women would agree, with their heads nodding. It is usually from illogical and tactless spending behavior and money habits that most of our financial mishaps or failures root, typically giving birth to financial secrets.

But what are the common money matters we keep from people around us, even to our partners. Here's an interesting list of the money secrets based from our interviews.

Closed Card

You were probably young, and wild, and free back then when spending through a credit card was hyped. It started when you've established quite an impressive credit or salary record enough for you to qualify for a credit card. Whether you applied for it, or it was just delivered straight to your house or office address, this ultra-powerful plastic card was once on the hand of the wrong person – you! Thinking it was a bottomless gift from the skies, you've probably made uncontrolled and unnecessary purchases. Just amazing! In the beginning, the bills look really small, and they do not even move a fingernail. But time and persistent bad habits are not the best of friends. After making payments, your credit card bills do not seem to be affected, and they just continue to be tougher than you were back when you're almightily spending. Then, powerless, these card bills take over your regular spending habits and your usual utility bills have then multiplied with the card company's contribution to the pie.

Needless to say, a good chunk of credit card users who have lost control over their expenses and have been overpowered by the plastics have sunk into the deep irresponsible card usage trap, resulting to debts with continuously growing interest rates and penalty charges. A few have been trying to forget this sad experience, but I bet they never did.

Midnight Purchases

This pertains to your purchases which are unknown to others even to your better half, probably because it was purely unnecessary, irrational, illogical, or even illegal. For instance, boys and husbands purchase gems, diamonds, and / or steam for their online games – while some may be unfamiliar with these, guys, especially gamers, would know these and would have probably had the experience purchasing them at some point in time to advance in whatever game they play. Of course, these can be considered unnecessary, especially when you are in a tight budget. Extravagant shoes or bags which you do not really wear or use could also belong to this section.

Deadly Debt Cycle

Have you ever borrowed money or applied for a loan to pay another loan or a credit card bill? Of course, you have! With or from a relative, a friend, a neighbor, or an actual financial institution, you could have attempted to resolve debts through borrowing once again. Going for consolidation of debt through a cash loan is not a bad route at all, by the way. But in essence, if not properly calculated and assessed, your consolidation attempt could lead to more difficult circumstances and further financial struggles.

The short-term sporadic survival within the debt cycle is certainly relieving, but may also just be keeping you in the gloomy zone longer than you should have, had you executed enough effort to pull yourself out of this financially disastrous situation. There are institutions out there who can help – but a trusted friend or family member can absolutely help you make the first step in ending the cycle, through their support and your sincere efforts.

Bamboo Bank

Heard about our kababayan who made a piggy bank out of a bamboo tube? In case you do not know the end of the story, all the paper denominations were destroyed by weevils. The insects almost powderized all the cash inside the bamboo coinbank. Good thing he was able to salvage a few and had those replaced in a government institution with the help of a television program team.

Many of us have a secret piggy bank slot or spot at home or in our cars. Be it in the window, under the bed mattress, somewhere in the kitchen, or any place where no one would probably guess money would be placed in. Unfortunately, in many occasions too, we tend to forget where the actual spot was. Sounds family? But beyond forgetting the actual spot where your money was placed, these money sitting somewhere and not saved in the bank or used in any type of investment, are considered underutilized and may actually come out with a diminished value later, partly influenced by inflation and other factors. Your five thousand pesos today might only retain 98% of its purchasing power in the future. Frozen money does not really aid in the economy as well, without circulating in the communities.

But do not get me wrong – short term saving in piggy banks is good and the habit is definitely encouraged, but saving in banks and investing are particularly better options, especially long term.

Awareness is golden, and so it is highly recommended that you realize your money secrets, revisit your purposes, and review the impact of those to you, your life, and your family and friends. Reveal these secrets to your dearest friend or spouse to seek for support or help. Remember, in many major decisions in life affecting people around you, your financial standing, capability, and habits are of importance. Without facts on actual state, yours or other people's decision may be pessimistically impacted. The truth hurts, but it will set you free. And with freedom comes peace, and peace contributes to better decision-making.

Secrets do not necessarily mean problems. They just have to surface not just to our conscious mind, but to our finnishly literate self, as well, to be improved or be addressed in the right manner – because, again, in money matters, 'past is past' does not always apply.

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