It is my reality that the codes
department is hindering
The truth of the matter is, I have ALWAYS simply connected devices
directly to a 12v battery just as you would always Not
put a fuse between your flashlight's battery and the bulb! What's the
difference? Nada. My lights are battery operated just as your flashlight
is battery operated.
The Codes Department apparently assumes that all electricity acts the
same. It does not.
Stable battery power is safe, rechargeable, and not needing all the
ridiculous superfluous capitalizing components that go into AC devices
To clarify, when "batteries" are referenced herein, we are not
discussing automotive batteries with their paltry plates and violently
high ca and cca (cranking amps and cold-cranking amps).
In contrast, when you have erratic electricity, such as in the
manner of codes-approved 110v and 220v outrageously dangerous
electricity that runs throughout your home, it's style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">then
that you need breakers (fuses).
However breakers and fuses don't seem to
always work, do they? In your lifetime you will lose a computer,
television, or other appliances due to AC electrical issues and faults.
In an off-grid battery-powered environment,
it takes a hammer to terminate the electronics. Whereas, in an on-grid
scenario, it works one day, and just doesn't the next, ensuring that our
precious materialistic crap surely will not last into the next
Another example of how the Codes Department, another revenue-generated
scheme, hurts us all, hindering new technology, is by instilling fear of
As a recent example:
I was in need of a business to install the
replacement tire on a Kubota tractor. I carried the tire and rim down to
the business that had performed the procedure a year prior. For those of
you that reside in Springfield Ohio, we all know the dilemma our
Springfield Mall is up against. It stands as a sad testament of failed
planning and no REAL backup plan to counter such variables such as
social and economic changes and their affect on the longevity of the
monstrosity of a building.
However it just so happens that the Sears Auto Center changed the same
tire only a year ago, and that is where I again brought the new tire for
a replacement that was necessary on the opposite side of the tractor.
The old man that helped me last year was
not there. This time I was greeted by a young man that stated his
company (sears) are only allowed to change automotive tires due to Codes
Indeed the parking lot was a ghost town
when I arrived with the tire and rim, yet I was being turned down for a
repair because of the dictates.
So I pressed the sears employee a bit further and asked why a company
would choose to turn down some business which is better than no
business? Codes dictates prevent the company from doing so.
Do the myriad of Federal Rules promote
business? It's arguable to say that they hurt American businesses
(unless we're speaking of monopoly business). If our
Nation's debt-clock is any indicator ( http://usdebtclock.org
), then I'd say we're heading in the wrong direction rapidly.
The States also jump on the racketeering
bandwagon and add their rules and dictates (and fees and fines and
licenses, etc.), and are to the State's profit only without any real
accountability back to the public. Equally, our Cities delegate to also
take more fees, fines, licenses, etc. to profit from, then our townships
and our community covenants further take from the production basket.
The citizenry are either already broke, or are tethered to a job
which no longer presents any semblance of security. Either way though,
most cannot afford to refute the new laws and impositions being produced
by the upper-class law-makers. This taking, they do for themselves...but
it comes with a scar and an end to our Nation's abilities and
This mentality has left our nation in ruins within the International
community that no longer want to vacation here and no longer trust "us".
I could possibly pose argument against the staunchest of programmed
Federal and State employees (if permitted),
and prove the derivation of our nation's woes.
The morale of our Nation's citizenry is incredibly (and rightfully) low.
"Our" media, now monopoly-owned, leaves none of us the legal ability to
tell the truth of matters, or pose new ideas, or publish new
discoveries, etc. The filter of licencing are reserved for the myopic
selfish few. Should we help them in their time of need? WE
CANNOT, they made so many outrageous schemes for revenue that the
volumes of legal ramifications would make our efforts of no avail, or
the idea is stolen at the first door of bureaucracy and after hearing
the idea, clone it as their own. In a word, Downtrodden are the
If God were to come down and walk around healing the sick, he'd
be arrested for lack of a license fee to the few. This present
form of justus would invariably have him GUILTY of trespass, Guilty of
healing without a license, guilty of vagrancy, guilty of disorderly
conduct, guilty of disrupting the normal routine of the present
compartmentalized business scheme, guilty of inciting, guilty of
insurrection, and god-forbid if he didn't follow the dress code or speak
in an "acceptable" language devised only for and by the lawmakers within
their courts to defend himself!
Okay back to the topic of batteries,
1.) 12v is relevantly safe.
However, it is not advisable to hold your tongue up to a 12v battery as
you might with a 9v battery.
The volts are safe, the amps can potentially kill you (depending on what
type of 12v battery you are experimenting with).
110v and 220v in contrast have killed people around the globe every
year, whether it be due to electrical shock, fires, power outages
*(medications that need to remain frigid), etc.
When was the last time you ever heard of tragedies caused by a 9v
battery or a 12v battery? That's right, probably never. I'm not saying
happen without fuses, it just hasn't style="font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline;">ever
2.) 12v battery power is stable.
Deep-cycle Batteries are stable, and only unless it were purposeful, the
energy from batteries never spike (we can't possibly state that about
the nation's forced 110v ac electricity. We have ALL been victims of the
power spikes and outages).
3.) 12v Does not create fires.
However, we A L L have witnessed the fires from the forced 110v ac
electrical grid. A free country ought to practice what it preaches and
become the model nation for the rest of the world to emulate. Give us a
free choice, for starters.
4.) Scams. Enron-type
profiteering/racketeering scandals never happen when you own your own
power plant (battery bank).
You aren't going to over charge yourself next year....you aren't going
to swindle yourself the year after that....You aren't going to "pull"
building #7 at the world trade center embarrassments to destroy the
evidence against yourself the year after that.
Fuses are unnecessary in battery power (unless you are in a moving
vehicle). You DO
need fuses in an automobile due to the function of an
automobile battery, its manner of recharging, and other variables that
The point is, 12v is virtually harmless. Nobody has ever died touching
both opposite terminals of a 12v battery at the same time (just as its
harmless to do so with a 9v battery).
style="font-weight: bold; background-color: yellow;">However 220v
and 110v monopoly electricity probably will send you off to the
hospital if you touched both terminals at their power plant, or you
could die, or at very least touching both terminals of that
dangerous AC electricity will have you re-think whether or not you
ever want to do that again. Touch both poles of 110v or 220v at the
source, and it could very
well be a wraps for the rest of the day for you.
In contrast, I've yet to see a codes inspector worry about the existence
of a breaker box in the house that runs the dangerous 110v and 220v
electricity. He has NEVER been concerned to inspect ("investigate")
since the first profit
was "made" in the form of a building fee when the house was built in
1940. Why do you suppose that is? When once we had elected officials,
has become selected CEO's/Public Relations buffer entities instigated by
the upper echelon, the "power-elite" (ie. haliburton/cheney; harkin
energy/bush, trickle down etc.).
So, do I profess that fuses are paramount to your survival in quickly
getting an off-grid system up and operational?
Nope, Sorry. I'm not going to lie, you're probably just
throwing your money to others needlessly, when in fact that money could
be better devoted toward your next solar panel or battery.
style="font-style: italic; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">If
to outlaw my 12v battery being used in a stable off-grid manner, then
shouldn't one style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic; text-decoration: underline; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 51);">first
be concerned in outlawing the automobile that has killed millions?
The automobile battery is in
environment, when placed in a moving
vehicle (and we all know that the plutocrats are not about to give up
driving this week so we won't be expecting that law to pop out of the
woodwork, against themselves anyway).
You have concluded Tip # 5 of the Off-Grid Battery