Solar Battery Chargers.
fisherwc at pacbell.net
Wed Apr 19 00:25:51 EDT 2006
Don't know about your drain but we have been using the VW solar panel
chargers for years in the Porsche sport cars at our dealership. A 911,
Boxster or now the Caymans can sit around for months before they sell.
The solar chargers keep us from finding cars with dead batteries
(embarrassing for the salesperson) and expensive for the dealership.
These chargers come with all the VW's brought into the US. Usually the
VW dealer just tosses them. If you ask the team that preps the cars for
sale, you might get a couple (that's how I got all the ones we use).
1991 Audi Avant
2001 TT 225 Quattro Coupe
1996 BMW R1100RS (MC)
200q20v-request at audifans.com wrote:
>Send 200q20v mailing list submissions to
> 200q20v at audifans.com
>To subscribe or unsubscribe via the World Wide Web, visit
>or, via email, send a message with subject or body 'help' to
> 200q20v-request at audifans.com
>You can reach the person managing the list at
> 200q20v-owner at audifans.com
>When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
>than "Re: Contents of 200q20v digest..."
> 1. Re: Fuel rail hose? (Peter Schulz)
> 2. solar battery maintainers (Brett Dikeman)
>Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 17:48:24 -0400
>From: Peter Schulz <pcschulz at comcast.net>
>Subject: Re: Fuel rail hose?
>To: "Steve Rissler" <steve at 91quattro.com>,<200q20v at audifans.com>
>Message-ID: <188.8.131.52.0.20060417174610.033bc6c8 at comcast.net>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"; format=flowed
>One option is to carefully cut off the crimps, save the ends with the
>flares, purchase the correct diameter (3/8" ?) fuel injection grade
>hose and two fuel injection hose clamps...
>The other option is go to AN fittings like Earls, and fabricate one
>At 07:07 PM 4/15/2006, Steve Rissler wrote:
>>Looking for a fuel rail hose, 034-133-717 T, short hose about 1 1/2
>>inches long, connects the FPR to the fuel rail. Local dealer says the
>>price is $110 which includes a discount - any other suggestions?
>>91 200q20v pearl
>>200q20v mailing list http://www.audifans.com/mailman/listinfo/200q20v
>Chelmsford Ma, USA
>1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
>1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
>1991 90 20v Q Red
>1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)
>1991 CQ silver (potentially replacing the 1990 for the transplant)
>1990 CQ red ( to part or not)
>Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 00:25:49 -0400
>From: Brett Dikeman <brett at cloud9.net>
>Subject: solar battery maintainers
>To: Quattro <quattro at audifans.com>
>Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Message-ID: <B035F4CD-F05E-47FA-B142-6B09082C311B at cloud9.net>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed
>I measured drain current today in the 200q20v and found it to be 70mA.
>I then measured current from the solar panel I have (which claims
>135mA, or "2W") in late afternoon sun. I pointed the panel directly
>at the sun, which was through some trees; highest reading was 50mA.
>It'll work great on any battery not connected, but the panel can't
>keep up with the car's drain current unless it is in direct, sunlight.
>Looks like a 4W panel would be perfect; too bad a 6W panel the next
>biggest size, and will set you back a good $70-80.
>200q20v mailing list
>200q20v at audifans.com
>End of 200q20v Digest, Vol 30, Issue 18
More information about the 200q20v