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Posted by harry k on August 14, 2009, 8:23 pm

Of course it is true but very fishy finagling the figures.  It is
computed on using it only in town, lots of short trips with recharges
in between and allowing for an _occasional_ use of the gas engine.  I
don't know why they didn't claim 1,000 mpg, it is just as valid (and
just as bogus).

Harry K

Posted by (PeteCresswell) on August 14, 2009, 11:24 pm

Per harry k:

I've seen it described on at least a half-dozen news shows and
nobody, *nobody* questioned the 230 mpg claim.

Maybe that's connected to the mess we're in today as a county....
lack of critical thought by the populace.

Posted by Winston on August 14, 2009, 11:41 pm

(PeteCresswell) wrote:

This vacuum really draws over 40 A from a 15 A outlet
just like it says, right?

--Winston  <-- Relax, nobody is lying to you.  :)

Posted by Joel Koltner on August 15, 2009, 12:17 am

Well, it does say "peak."  It'll actually take awhile (many seconds) for 40A
to blow a 15A circuit breaker, so it's possible that it does pull 40A

Posted by amdx on August 16, 2009, 2:05 pm

  It gets worse, if you look at the specifications (you need to click on
"read more specifications"
on the right side) Under motor-engine it says 12.0 amps, 6.5 hp, 120 v, and
331 watt rating!

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