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Re: Bargain Basement Electric

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charcoal Leaf
charcoal Leaf
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I presume that you are using an image manipulator to create that and the 'warped' images Neil.
Keep meaning to research 'The Gimp' for such tools, will, one day.

I used to do that professionally, years ago. An image like that could take a couple of hours in the darkroom.
Colour images could take a day.
The materials were expensive - not litho film but the Equidensity material was, the chemicals too.
We sold them for around £1,000 per image. 1970s!
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myglaren wrote: 23 Jul 2022, 09:50 I presume that you are using an image manipulator to create that and the 'warped' images Neil.
I enjoy a bit play and its really easy, dont have to download any apps, or software all the processing is done online.
Click on the effect you want
the options then ask you to select a pic from your computer (has to be jpeg) to load up, you browse and pick one out

Adjust the adjustments eg that charcoal drawing asked you to select the level of "Coal" from 1-30
Click go and 30 seconds or less later it comes up with the image file to copy and paste or download as you choose

Here's the same pic with the coal setting at 30
Charcoal Leaf at maximum "Coal"
Charcoal Leaf at maximum "Coal"
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Re: Bargain Basement Electric

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May have a play with that although I should make a greater effort to get decent images in the first place.

Perhaps there is a tool to turn crap photo's into good ones?
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Intelligent key for the Leaf is showing Low Battery.

The Manual says use CR2025 or Equivalent. Seeing the shelves festooned with CR2032 coin batteries and a bit of a dearth of CR2025 Batterie I wsas thinking maybe the CR2032 is equivalent. Almost but not quite,

CR2032 is 3.2mm thick, CR 2025 is 2.5mm thick, and the 20 bit is the diameter in mm, The letter “C” is the letter code assigned by the International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) This is to designate the battery’s chemical composition, which, in this case, is lithium. The “R” is for the battery’s shape, which is “round.”

The CR2032 has a battery capacity of roughly 235mAh. Meanwhile, the CR2025 can carry a charge amounting to 170mAh. The CR032 should last longer. Both batteries put out around 3 volts. Technically, you can use them interchangeably if not for the thickness difference.

Guess I will go for the CR2025 as stated in black and white, but whats 0.7mm, maybe enough to make the intelligent Key case not click closed right.

I thought these things were cheap as chips, cheapest I found was £2.49 for a single Duracell 2025 in all the usual suspects Home Bargains, ASDA, Wilkos, B&M, with all of them "too much" by miles in my book for multipacks. Came away empty handed, because the Duracell £2.49 CR025 was out of stock. The old battery still has some life left in it so put off for another day. Surely ALDI and LIdl will beat the others on battery price next time I am in their vicinity.

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I bought a 6 pack of JCB coin batteries 2 x 2016 2 x 2025 and 2 x 2032 the 2016 and the 2025s are still in the packet but I guess the postage to send them would be as the batteries :( Not sure where I got them but almost certainly somewhere like Home Bargains or B&M.
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Gibbo2286 wrote: 24 Jul 2022, 23:52 I bought a 6 pack of JCB coin batteries 2 x 2016 2 x 2025 and 2 x 2032 the 2016 and the 2025s are still in the packet but I guess the postage to send them would be as the batteries :( Not sure where I got them but almost certainly somewhere like Home Bargains or B&M.
Yes I saw a rack of them I think it was home bargains, but it was only a small outlet and didnt have that multi-pack on display. B&M was also not the biggest but were all Duracell/Panasonic and the CR2025 which I thought was the last one in stock, was just a stock replenish placeholder with no battery in the pack! :-D Not a pressing need.

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Screwyfixy have 2x CR2025 £2.56, Toolstation 1x CR2025 £1.49, 4x CR2025 £3.79
Sadly no longer a C5 owner :(
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I've been buying a lot of button/coin batteries recently for various 'broken' devices I have bought through auctions and no doubt that ebay is the place. Search for your battery and scan through the many results which will come up and you will find very cheap deals of recognised makes with free postage. I have bought 20+ in the last couple of months and not had a aingle dud. :-D
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bobins wrote: 25 Jul 2022, 06:49 Screwyfixy have 2x CR2025 £2.56, Toolstation 1x CR2025 £1.49, 4x CR2025 £3.79
mickthemaverick wrote: 25 Jul 2022, 07:18 I've been buying a lot of button/coin batteries recently for various 'broken' devices I have bought through auctions and no doubt that ebay is the place.
Bobin's/Mick...thanks for digging that out, toolstation look a decent option and plenty outlets around now, if only I'd known they did that type of thing I was in there the other day buying a pair of £1.49 gloves :-D

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A whole car for less than you would pay for a replacement traction battery from Nissan, or anyone else including the outfit from Cheltenham, low mileage 19,000 top Tenka spec 30 kWh battery. 2016, £7,250 price on the ticket.
You could do a lot worse than something like this to give electric a try, and its residual whatever you do with it is going to be around £5,000. A very easy 3 year ownership, recover at least £5,000 residual value at the end (a second hand battery is worth that), and enjoy reduced running costs for every mile you do in it.

https://www.gumtree.com/p/nissan/2016-n ... 1438459939

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Nowhere near enough range for my usage Neil, plus I only pay 3k tops for my cars these days. Simply no point in having any more tied up !! :-D
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I'd want an electric car that could do occasional towing.

They cost about £40,000 to £80,000 new, so quite a long wait to see if they ever get affordable.
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andy5 wrote: 01 Aug 2022, 20:58 I'd want an electric car that could do occasional towing.

They cost about £40,000 to £80,000 new, so quite a long wait to see if they ever get affordable.
Everyone has different needs Andy, I have never towed anything :-D Always wanted to try electric, excited at trying electric, did it 2½ years ago, 26,000 miles so far and no regrets and savings squirrelled away on a monthly basis and untouched to date, compared to using petrol for those 26,000 miles. I have been using what I call the BB (Bargain Basement cost £100) Micra for van like duties and tip visits, but no it wouldn't tow a proper trailer or a caravan!

Don't intend driving from Lands End to John O Groats any time soon, and quite happy pootling around our local stomping ground of Northumberland, Scottish Borders in the main, with the occasional out of area safari. Even a low range 24kWh Leaf is no problem, never run out of electricity, and on-the road charging difficulties...overstated.
Should a LeJOG or a JOGLe be desired, the BB Micra would do it with back massage stops every 100 miles!

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you can in a Nissan
you can in a Nissan
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