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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 01 Sep 2014, 18:13

KP wrote:Man they really are on a hidden mission to reduce power use on devices these days :(
I think this is a good thing, because my leccy bills will get cheaper, and it'll force the manufacturers not to be so lazy and give us good stuff that is economical - much like the emissions regs have forced car makers into giving us small, but powerful and economical engines.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2014, 18:50

northern_mike wrote:
KP wrote:Man they really are on a hidden mission to reduce power use on devices these days :(
I think this is a good thing, because my leccy bills will get cheaper.
Sod the electricity bill, it's the cleanliness of my house that I'm primarily concerned about...

I want a Hoover that will suck every last microgram of dirt out of my carpets..

The makers of Henry and friends have already allegedly released a low wattage model that performs as well as a 2000W model...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 01 Sep 2014, 19:08

Pfft, you want a nice hepa+ type unit so that it chicks out cleaner air as well Jim :)

One reason I have my dyson as the foam filters get a good head and shoulders every year and then a final rinse with antibacterial hand gel as well to help keep stuff dead for a while till the next clean :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 01 Sep 2014, 19:13

CitroJim wrote:
The makers of Henry and friends have already allegedly released a low wattage model that performs as well as a 2000W model...
Exactly my point Jim, they've been too lazy to do this in the past, and now have been forced to do so..saving us all some money and some resources.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2014, 19:39

Will, mine is a HEPA job as I'm very sensitive, nay allergic, to dust of all kinds and that's why I need an excellent Hoover. I use it almost every other day...

The Hoover I have (it is actually a Hoover) has so far ticked all the boxes for me.

Mike, my experience with Henry is he's not much of a sucker anyway so anything has to be an improvement...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 01 Sep 2014, 19:42

Good lad Jim :) I find mine helps as soon as I have any asthma issues when I wake up(the only time really!) the bedroom gets a full pull everything out Hoover and not just the normal quick once over :)

The motorhead I've found is great on car mats and boots especially if a dog has been near anything lol

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 01 Sep 2014, 20:15

I'm sticking with my 2kW Míele.
I'm having free leccy installed so the consumption is meaningless!
I can leave my lights, TVs and stereos on all day long, even though I won't be home to appreciate them :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 01 Sep 2014, 20:31

Free leccy Steve?

How? Lots of solar panels on the roof or are you having the local pikies do a meter bypass for you?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 01 Sep 2014, 20:36

Isn't the free leccy just what's generated by the panels so prob not loads unless the sun is out and beatings down in the middle of a heat wave in the UK :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by myglaren » 01 Sep 2014, 21:02

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In the cellar!
Really wanted the one from Soylent Green :)

No, solar cells.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Sep 2014, 04:15

You know Steve, I've often wondered about hooking up my cross trainer to an alternator and therefore make all my work on it do something useful apart from keeping me in trim. I reckon I could generate a good bit in a day...

I'll be interested to hear how the solar goes as I see lots of houses round here growing them on their rooftops...

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Post by addo » 02 Sep 2014, 06:09

In madness worthy of the EU, our Government's energy review has determined we have too much "free" energy. More people have fitted solar panels than expected, household usage is dropping, therefore more is being backfed.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 02 Sep 2014, 08:00

Maybe they're worried that all those solar panels is putting an unreasonable load on the sun and it might wear out more quickly...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by Chris570 » 02 Sep 2014, 08:59

I'm waiting to see that in print somewhere

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by KP » 02 Sep 2014, 09:26

To be honest the biggest problem with power is that there is no real easy way of storing electric on a mass scale regardless of climate :(