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The Clean Energy Revolution is Coming

The Clean Energy Revolution is coming. The story began in the US with a pocket of people campaigning for the removal of fossil fuels from the general supply. It then spread to the rest of the world and the idea is building more and more. Cleaning up the energy supply has great benefits for health and longevity of fuel. The reason is that what replaces fossil fuels is mainly renewable energy. The use of renewables in the UK up until now has always been problematic. Solar panels are the main way in which households or individual consumers use renewables themselves. This only works as long as the sun shines. After all, renewable energy is generally not stored for use later. Well, things are changing and adopting other methods is becoming possible.

Slippery Solar

Solar energy is a little slippery. It is great when the sun is shining or the light is strong, even if it is a cloudy day. But you have always had to use it there and then. Combining it with a different technology now makes it possible to harness that power and keep hold of it. This means it can shine on during the day, but once it is dark there is still usable energy. With an ESS battery set-up, this is easy. Its design is made specifically to store energy. This can be from a range of sources, but in the case of solar, so long as it is bright, the energy is there. This makes a fantastic pairing to power your space.

Another Clean Option

Solar is not the only way you can use energy through an ESS battery set-up. Having a personal wind turbine is now an option for clean energy. You can place this on the side of a building to pick up the breeze and this in turn feeds your ESS batteries for use now or later. The great thing about wind turbines and solar panels is that you can also use them on the go. If you have a narrowboat, yacht or caravan these are both great options for clean energy. A mini wind turbine is a low-cost and easy way to harness home energy quickly. A clever option for generating your own energy.

The Grid is Good

Of course, at the start of the Clean Energy Revolution, grid energy was the focus. Getting grid energy to eliminate fossil fuels is bringing change. However, we are not there yet in the UK. At busy times such as office hours, dinnertime and Saturday night TV binges there can still be a reliance on fossil fuels. Yet with ESS batteries, you can fill them with grid energy at any time. This works well if you choose to fill them overnight when energy is in low use. There therefore tends to be more clean energy at this time rather than dirty fossil fuel energy.

Every little helps with the Clean Energy Revolution. ESS batteries can make a big difference to the way you approach your energy. However, you can do this without changing the way you use energy. You can continue to use it whatever way you want and whenever you want. It truly is a revolution.

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with ESS Batteries

A carbon footprint is big news at the moment. This is perhaps something we think about the most with food. How much carbon comes from growing one banana, a carton of almond milk or a fillet steak? Yes, your carbon footprint is everything that you as a human do. From the way you get to work, to whether you buy at a farmer’s market or a supermarket to where you go on holiday. It is all generating carbon which for a species that breathes oxygen, is probably not the best. So how can we make changes with ESS batteries to improve our carbon footprint and help the planet?

EVE brand

The EVE brand are happy to share that they consider carbon use in their factories. Additionally, the components they use are high quality and long lasting, which ensures the EVE ESS battery can be in use for a long time. Replacing broken items causes waste and even more carbon production in making a new battery to use. The EVE batteries we recommend are great quality. Therefore, the carbon footprint of this product spread over its lifecycle is favourable. Choosing the EVE brand at the cutting edge of battery technology can make such a difference.

Reliance on Fossil Fuels

With ESS batteries, you charge the batteries, which you can do in different carbon efficient ways. You can use your own solar panel or personal wind turbine to power this. These are great for your carbon footprint as there is no carbon in use. Being reliant on power you generate yourself reduces carbon use massively. After all, one of the biggest ways to reduce your carbon footprint is to turn down your thermostat. This in turn reduces power use. You can also use grid energy, but this is best when it is off-peak. At times when energy can be cheaper, such as overnight where there is less demand, there can be less reliance on fossil fuels than when energy is in big demand like in the early evening.

Recyclable Now

Another great thing about the EVE brand ESS batteries is that although big, they are like a regular battery. When they come to the end of their life, they can be recycled. That thought is for a long time in the future as their great quality means they can be in use for many years. However, when they are ready for disposal, you can recycle them. This is with technology we have now, not with technology we hope to have in the future. All of the parts and components can be broken down. This is a great advantage for your carbon footprint versus binning things.

Reducing your carbon footprint is an important consideration. If the environment is important to you, then this is one thing to be aware of. Switching to ESS batteries from regular mains supply is a big shift. However, it is one way in which you can make a big impact in the future. It is great for your pocket in saving money on regular energy bills as well as your carbon footprint. Make the change today and take a look at our products at EcoPowerDirect.

Always seek professional advice before buying our products. No amount of personal research can replace expert advice on the set-up in your own space.

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What to Expect from the EVE Brand of Batteries

The EVE brand name is one known worldwide and yet, less so in the UK. Yet we all know the most popular and expensive brands for our AA batteries. So where do we go for our large capacity ESS batteries? Anyone who follows our blog will know that we are big fans of the EVE brand. The reason behind that has multiple layers. Here is what you can expect from EVE brand batteries and why we think they are so good.

The Components and Design

We have opened up one of our EVE batteries. Want to know what we found inside? All of the components that need to be in there, well put-together in the right way. Whereas some products, you open them up and they are messy with components not fit for purpose and loose connections. Therefore are exceptionally impressed with the EVE battery components. If we made batteries, this is how we would want to make them.

The Quality

When looking at EVE batteries one of the most important things for us is the overall quality. There are aspects which are a huge improvement versus other kinds of batteries. This includes them having more available power to use then similar lead batteries. You can also fully recycle this product in the future when you no longer want it. therefore, quality aspects like this make us appreciate the EVE brand batteries. They live up to their promises

The Reliability

EVE batteries definitely last a long time, and this reliability is important to us at EcoPowerDirect. We do not want to bring you batteries that need replacing each year or two. We want to offer reliable batteries that you can depend on to power your home after every charge. From our tests, the EVE brand batteries are the ones that offer something different. These are the products that you can rely on.

The Wow Factor

For us, the EVE brand has the wow factor. They offer the complete package as a company that have spent time and money developing their product. They are market-leaders worldwide and strive to make a better type of battery. By constantly upgrading their technology and products, you get the best on the market. Everything about EVE is impressive and they truly offer the wow factor.

The Price

ESS batteries can vary hugely in price. Price is typically an important consideration when thinking about a larger purchase like this. For the quality and design, we have yet to find a similar product which ticks all our boxes and is equivalent on price. For us, the EVE ESS battery is the perfect choice at an affordable price. Using their set-up is a great choice to be able to make an investment in ESS batteries for your home.

A creative and forward-thinking company, EVE are the lithium-ion battery specialists that offer so much more. A responsible brand with almost 6,000 patents worldwide and over 4,000 research and development senior researchers in their team, you can see their vision. You can be part of it with EVE’s ESS batteries to power your space. They make a great investment for a stable energy future.

Before buying any of our battery products please get professional advice to ensure they are compatible with your set-up.

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The Quality You Get from EVE Batteries

At EcoPowerDirect we believe that EVE batteries are the best ESS batteries you can buy. We have learned this the hard way. We have spent many years doing our research. One of the ways we have done this is through getting it wrong. We began by thinking that all batteries are made equal. How wrong we were! We tried several types of batteries at great cost and inconvenience over time. That is until we struck gold with the EVE batteries. Here are just some of the reasons that we think EVE batteries are the best quality.

Lithium versus Lead

The first batteries we tried were lead batteries. This was probably the biggest mistake we made. We did not realise at the time how ineffective lead batteries are. You charge them up to 100% just like any regular battery. You then use them. Yet, it is recommended to only use 50% of the charge in the battery. So if you need a certain amount of power, say to last a day, you will need two batteries for every full charge for each battery as you can only use half of what is in them. It also degrades over time. In comparison, EVE batteries are lithium-ion and you can use as much as 80% of the power with an extended cycle life of 3500+ cycles if used within the specification.

A Reputable Brand

After our lead disaster, we took another approach with our batteries. We bought lithium-ion batteries, which was definitely a step in the right direction. However, we thought they might be all the same and bought some cheap ones off the internet. It did not take long before it was obvious that a reputable brand is what you really need. When we finally got the EVE batteries, the difference was easy to see. EVE is a well-known brand across the world and the quality of their parts is obvious. We have opened one up and can see just how well made it is, with excellent components. The amount of time this battery lasts is better than any other that we have found. In the end, that is probably the most important thing if you want to use them on a daily basis.

Environmentally Sound

The environment has to be an important consideration these days. The credentials of the EVE battery impress us. Metals like lithium, cobalt, nickel, and copper can be extracted from the used battery. These metals can be reused in the production of new batteries or in other industries. This is good news for the environment and due to the inbuilt BMS a high safety record to have in the home. These environmental credentials are important and that is one more reason why we appreciate the quality of EVE batteries at EcoPowerDirect.

We are more than happy to recommend EVE batteries at EcoPowerDirect. They are the best quality we have found. From components to environment, they have thought of everything. We know their batteries will benefit our customers.

Please get professional advice before buying our batteries to ensure they are the right ones for your set-up. No amount of person research can replace this expert knowledge.

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Reducing Fuel Bills Over the Long Term

A lot of households are wondering how to go about reducing fuel bills over the long term. As household bills rise, the pinch has had an effect on a lot of people. If you are thinking of reducing your fuel bills but still need to use the same amount of fuel, there are methods to do this. One that we suggest is using ESS batteries to store power. There are several ways of reducing fuel bills while doing this. Here are a few ways it can work:

Free Energy

Reducing fuel bills can be a priority and what can be better than free energy? Taking up small solar panels or mini wind turbines can give you free energy. These are useful when it is light outside or windy, but what about the evenings and still days? This is when ESS batteries come into their own. They can store this free energy to use at a later time, whenever it is most convenient. This free energy has an outlay on cost initially but once the set-up is there, it is free long-term.

Cheaper Energy

If the free energy options do not suit, then ESS batteries using grid energy is a good way to go. There are plenty of options for off-peak tariffs. This means that energy is expensive during the peak time such as daytime and evening, but cheaper overnight or early morning. At this off-peak time, you charge the batteries. You can then use the energy at a time that suits you, whether during peak or off-peak times. This is an easy and convenient way to operate and get cheaper energy into your space.

The Need to Store

Storing energy is a great way to ensure you can use it when it suits you. This is a brilliant option to reduce fuel bills. This ability to store energy offers a useful way to save that extra money. A few pennies may not feel like much, but that compounds when you see it every hour of every day. Storing energy can be so economical and can save a lot of money over time. This is a long-term process and set-up which will provide a benefit for many years to come.

Fuelling Bigger Spaces

It is easy to scale up with ESS batteries, which is a really useful element to be aware of. You can start with one battery and then build up over time to fuel a bigger space. These batteries can be put together in parallel with additional connections. That allows you to add more over time to increase your storage capacity. Some set-ups then mix free and lower price energy to maximise what they get out of it. This creates plenty of options for reducing fuel bills.

ESS batteries have the power to really reduce your fuel bills. Whatever the size and set-up of your space, this could be a great long-term solution. Our EVE ESS batteries are fantastic quality, and they can offer something unique to your home. Reduce your fuel bills with this one simple solution.

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Powering the Future with ESS Lithium-ion Batteries

The future can be bright, but only if we find greener and cleaner ways to use energy. ESS lithium-ion batteries can be a simple and effective way to do this. The news is full of energy crises and that makes right now the best time to find other solutions. Bringing your energy solution close to home could help you to be more self-reliant. You do not have to live in the middle of a field to appreciate this type of battery. Here are some of its benefits:

Energy for Keeps

Whichever way you choose to get your energy, ESS lithium-ion batteries store it for you. Fill up these batteries and then use your energy whenever you want to. This is a considerable improvement on solutions like solar panels for example that work only as long as it is light. You can use solar panels to feed these batteries, whatever the time of the day. With these batteries, there will be energy waiting for you whenever you need it. In this way it operates just the same way as a regular AA battery bought from the shops. However, it is much bigger and refillable which offers certain bonuses.

Moneysaving Batteries

The next great thing about ESS lithium-ion batteries is that they can save you money as a consumer. Rising energy costs will affect you to a lesser amount, or perhaps not at all, with these batteries. You can fill them with entirely renewable energy if you like. Both solar panels and small wind turbines are suitable for filling them freely. Equally you can choose to fill them up using grid energy that is paid for from a regular supplier. The beauty of this is that you can fill them up at times when energy is cheaper. This is typically overnight when energy is less in demand. It can save money if you find an off-peak tariff.

Environmentally Safer

These ESS lithium-ion batteries are made up of components that are freely available. There are no weird chemicals or toxins that can leach into the environment. This also means that after a long time when your batteries are no longer effective, they are fully recyclable. It is a great product for the eco-conscious consumer. The footprint of this product is much better than lead equivalents. Also it can discharge 90% of the charge inside the battery so energy lasts longer. This is only around 50% for lead batteries.

ESS lithium-ion batteries like our EVE version are known to be great products. They have an excellent spec and offer such a lot to a wide variety of users. Whether you plan to use these on a narrowboat, in the middle of a field for glamping pods or in a 3-bedroom house, they will perform. Consider powering your whole space with ESS batteries as they have the capacity to do what you need. You can use multiple batteries in tandem for a set-up that fulfils all your needs.

Always seek professional advice before purchasing our products. No amount of personal research can replace expert knowledge about the set-up in your specific space.

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Cleaning Up: ESS Batteries and Cleaner Energy

Cleaner energy is something everyone has heard of. Yet having a giant wind turbine in your backyard is not feasible for anyone. So how can ESS batteries help to create a system of cleaner energy? There is more than one way this can come about. Here are our top five reasons why ESS batteries can bring about a cleaner place for everyone.

Solar Energy

If you think that solar panels are only for the rich, think again. It is now possible to generate solar energy just to fill up your ESS batteries. You can simply start out with a single solar panel. You can even attach it to your motorhome, caravan, narrowboat or just your house. Use this power to fill up your batteries while it is light outside. You can then enjoy the energy from the batteries anytime of the day, even if it is dark. Actually, our folding solar panels are great value and really convenient to set this up quickly and easily.

Wind Power

So, a giant wind turbine is not possible, but what about a small one? You can now get small wind turbines to use at home or in a camper van or on a yacht. This can feed into ESS batteries to provide a free energy solution. Also, just like with solar the energy can then be used at any time you like. The turbine can affix temporarily or more permanently as suits you.

Off-Peak Grid Time

Using off-peak energy is cleaner than using peak grid energy. When a lot of energy needs to be in use suddenly, like when everyone comes home from work, this is peak. There is not enough solar or wind power to cope and more dirty energy sources must be used like gas and coal. Overnight this is off -peak and there is much less reliance on dirty fuel types. Your ESS batteries can fill up with off-peak energy and you can use it whenever you choose.

Low Carbon Footprint and Recyclable

ESS batteries have a reasonably low carbon footprint to make. Also, our EVE batteries are made from lithium-ion which is a clean and abundant resource. Some elements such as those in use within phones are rare and involve dangerous mining. This is not the case here. Also, after many years and once the batteries are no longer useable, they are fully recyclable.

Leaving the Cities

These kinds of cleaner energy batteries make it far more possible to live off-grid or somewhere remote. As they provide a stable energy source, it makes this option attractive to those wanting to get out of cities and urban areas. Therefore, it opens out possibilities for living anywhere and working remotely. This is a positive shift which reduces pollution and has the potential to clean up these places.

ESS batteries truly can lead to cleaner energy use. With some changes, this is a revolution that can be within the grasp of everyone. If you have an interest in cleaner energy, visit Eco Power Direct.

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Energy storage opportunities you’ve never thought of

There are probably more energy storage opportunities than you are aware of. Energy storage is a great way to reduce energy bills and become more self-reliant. This is great for those going off-grid or setting up an outdoor rural business relying on energy. However, it is just as good for those who live in the middle of a housing estate in a city. Working out the best energy storage opportunities for you personally before you invest in a system is vital. Here are some of the opportunities you may not be aware of.

Wind Power

If there is one thing that the UK is known for, it’s the wind. With over 7,000 miles of coastlines, the wind comes over the sea and often catches us out. There are an increasing number of wind turbines in the UK now, gathering energy to feed the National Grid. This is reducing our dependence on fossil fuels and can do the same for you. Yes, a wind turbine is a bit extreme to put in your yard. But a mini version like the Eco Power Direct 200W option could go there. Connect this to an inverter and a rechargeable 12V battery to store your wind power as energy. You can then use this energy later whenever you like.

Solar Power

The power of the sun may be a little more obvious. However, although many people are aware of solar panels, they have never thought about them for their own home. Solar panels can actually save a lot of money on energy bills. After all, the average roof can take quite a few panels and therefore can create quite a lot of energy. Yet most people who have solar do not have the ability to store it. By using the inverter and storage battery system, this can make a huge impact. This is a particularly good system for those that use a lot of energy. This includes those with large families and electric cars. It also does not have to be sunny for energy storage opportunities around solar power. This is another rather outdated thought!

Load Shifting Grid Energy

You might think energy prices are all the same. Yet if you think that, it might be time to look again. There can be some great deals to be had in using energy off-peak. When you have an ESS battery storage system and connect it to the grid, it is still so worthwhile. That is, when you have cheap off-peak energy, such as overnight, and load shift it. Load shifting means getting energy when it is cheap and using it when you want, when it would be expensive. By storing this energy and load shifting it, it can save a huge amount of money.

The opportunities in energy storage are huge right now. Increase your own control over your energy use and energy prices. This is a great way to get your system working well for you, whatever kind of set-up you have.

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Why ESS Battery and Inverter Energy Storage Packs?

ESS battery and inverter energy storage packs could revolutionise your home. These packs allow you to think about energy in a completely different way. Energy prices are soaring sky-high and show no signs of reducing. You can mitigate against this by considering energy storage to power your space. Here are the top 5 reasons to think about one of Eco Power Direct’s packs.

Harness Solar Power

This set-up gives you the option to add in solar power to use as energy. The great thing about solar power as we all know, is that it is free. Your location and number of panels will depend on what energy you can get out to use. However, this is an excellent way to become more self-reliant on energy. By combining it with the EVE ESS storage batteries too, you do not have to use the energy immediately, but instead when it suits you.

Reduce Your Energy Bills

These kits can allow you to reduce your energy bills significantly. The inverter can link to solar, but also to mains power. You can use load shifting to store your electricity for the next day. Some tariffs are cheaper overnight as energy is needed far less. Capture the cheapest energy available to you. This is a way that you can reduce your energy bills with our packs and keep control of your usage.

Build on the Basics

Our packs give you the basics you need for power storage. You can then build on this in your own way. If you would like more batteries, you can add more in parallel to work together. If you want to add a second inverter, then you can do that. This is particularly good for off-grid living where you might add more buildings over time. Also, for businesses that are rural, this could be a great set-up.

A Choice of Packs

We have multiple size packs available for you to choose from. Whether you prefer a single or multiple EVE ESS batteries, you have the choice. You can make a decision taking only your own needs into consideration. If you want to add more batteries or inverters later then then system set-up allows you to do this (up to a maximum) without issue. Start small and increase over time or go all-in to begin with. The choice is yours.

Make a Saving

Eco Power Direct’s ESS battery and inverter energy storage packs are the ultimate choice. After all, by buying our products together, you also make a saving. They are cheaper than the cost of the individual items if you buy them separately. This cost saving helps you to invest in a set-up such as this.

Get an ESS battery and inverter energy storage pack from Eco Power Direct today. They offer a cost reduction on our individual products for a limited time. This is a great option to get started with ESS batteries and energy storage. Make this part of your home and reduce your reliance on traditional peak time energy.

Always seek professional advice before you purchase one of our packs. Make sure it is the right system for you before you start.

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What is an Inverter and Why Do You Need One?

If you are looking at an inverter then you probably know a little about its functions already. What is an inverter good for you might want to know. Well, an inverter is such a clever piece of kit. Although they are not cheap, they do a really important function. This can make a big difference to your set-up. Here are some of the benefits of an inverter:

Converts Your Energy

An inverter converts your energy, so whether you have solar, battery or mains energy it makes this usable anywhere. This is really important for off-grid or mobile uses such as on a narrowboat or in a caravan. It takes the energy you have got and makes it useable for you. Our Iconica Inverter operates at 98% efficiency with solar, ensuring you are getting the most out of your supply.

The Perfect Back-Up

An inverter gives you back-up in case you lose power in any of your systems. Imagine being in the middle of an important Teams call or halfway through a washing cycle. Be aware that most inverters have a 15-20 ms speed of transfer, so the transition is not immediate. At Eco Power Direct we are really proud that our Iconica Inverter operates with a zero UPS transfer time. This means no awkward silences or resetting programmes again. It just does exactly what you want it to do.

Useful Anywhere

Whether you have a site in the outer Hebrides, or you have a caravan, an inverter is a useful tool. It can offer so much flexibility and reliability, especially when mains power is not an option. Freedom and flexibility can become restrictive when energy is not easily available. You might use solar, a generator, or a bit of both. An inverter can make this a pain-free and more simple option for easy living. Make your set-up as easy to operate as you wish.

Link to ESS Batteries

If you have concerns about energy prices, you may well be considering ESS storage batteries. You charge these with free or low-cost energy and use that energy anytime you like. They have the advantage of being able to store solar energy. Therefore, it does not need to be light to harness the energy of the sun. You can link an inverter to ESS batteries like our EVE version and store your solar to use when you like.

Eco Power Direct’s Iconica Inverter is a superior choice. This particular option has been tried and tested by our team and we are proud to say, it is an advanced choice without a hefty price tag. It has intelligent features that range from Wi-Fi connectivity to output source priority. After all, this is a hybrid inverter that gives you multiple options for operation. You can use it in parallel with other identical units to expand its potential if you have something bigger in mind. You can use its software to view important system information and keep a check on its operations. There is even a generator auto-start function and an auto-restart function. Meet all of your needs with this great piece of kit.

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Iconica Inverter Now in Stock

Big news from Eco Power Direct! Our new Iconica inverter is now in stock and available to buy. This is exciting news for anyone with an interest in our EVE ESS battery products. It may be especially relevant for those who are off grid. This is why we think it is such a great product for our customers:

Giving You Options

So, our Iconica inverter is more than just a 5000w pure sine wave inverter. In fact, it combines this with an 80A MPPT solar charge controller and also a 60A smart battery charger. This might sound a little confusing, but basically it means that you can input directly into your home with solar. Yet, we all know the issues of solar and British weather, so it also allows you to use mains input if you wish. You can then add battery power to this from one such as our EVE ESS battery. This really does allow you to do everything and gives you the best of both worlds if you are off grid.

Charge Your Way

If you have ESS batteries, the Iconica inverter offers you flexibility for charging, too. Firstly, you can charge your batteries using solar easily with this integrated unit. Equally you can charge with mains power instead if you prefer. The great thing about this though, is that you can choose to do a combination of both if that is what you want. There are a range of options with this inverter to work your way and to get it to suit you. Whatever your needs it will fulfil them perfectly.

Take Zero Transfer Time

Another great benefit of our Iconica inverter is that it gives you zero seconds of transfer time. This is really important when your supply is disrupted. If you are watching TV and washing clothes using solar power, that is fine until it drops out. Then your TV and washing machine turn off, leaving you with the annoying repercussions. With this inverter, it seamlessly switches over to mains power, so your wash can carry on washing. It also allows IT equipment to continue functioning when there is a power outage to avoid potential failures.

Fine Tune Settings

With a product such as this, it benefits from being highly customisable. There are a wide range of settings available to tune it your way. You can specify high and low voltage disconnection points. There are power saving modes, auto-restart, overload options and a maximum charging current setting. All in all there are plenty of ways to tune this inverter perfectly to your needs.

Our new Iconica inverter is a great new product from our shelves to yours. From in-built wi-fi connectivity to a rack-compatible design, this will enhance your home system. Use in parallel with our EVE ESS batteries and they make a great combination to solve your energy needs your way. This is a product to make the system you are using offer more possibilities. It will make your system work just the way you want it to.

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