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Car battery extinguishing

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Extinguishing, or cooling, an electric car (EV) fire

How to cool down and limit the radius (spread) of an EV on fire? To suppress an EV on fire on a road, or onboard a car carrying ferry?

The facts are :

  • It’s extremely hot near a burning car,
  • there’s a lot of (lethal) smoke emitted from a battery (and car) fire.

Thus, it is difficult to approach a burning EV.

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Adding Aux to old car radio

Aux + iPod

How to add an Aux port, a 3.5 mm “headphone” jack to your radio.

Aux port

As my van is rather old – as is the radio – but working, I figured out how to add an aux line-in to the radio unit.

All it doesn’t do is play mp3 CD’s, however I can live with that. An mp3 player, or other music player can always be connected. Such as a mobile phone.

On our vacations, and other long trips, our younger family members like to look at Youtube videos – and now we can all co-listen.

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