Battery maintainer

james accordino ssgacc at
Tue Dec 3 14:43:48 EST 2002

It's kind of funny you mention that.  The Army
installed those on all the Hummers in the fleet this
year.  The idea is not to "jump start" them or even
fully charge the battery, only to "maintain" a
reasonable level of charge during long periods of no
use or on the shorter term when the radio or dash
lights are left on.  Working well for us so far in
"sunny" NE Pa.  We've tracked much less battery
failure/replacements this year.  They just epoxied
them right on the fiberglass hoods.  Not very elegant.

Jim Accordino

--- Tigran Varosyan <tigran at> wrote:
> Do not buy the solar units from schucks. After I did
> some power calculations
> it appears that it takes that thing 30 days of
> sunlight to charge the
> battery. They look cool, but are worthless.
> Tyson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: quattro-admin at
> [mailto:quattro-admin at]On
> Behalf Of Benjamin Kwan
> Sent: Tuesday, December 03, 2002 12:01 PM
> To: quattro at
> Subject: Battery maintainer
> Does anyone have any recommendations for a battery
> maintainer?  My sister
> is in Grad school and I rarely drive the car to
> charge the battery back
> up.  Since it's getting cold up here in the
> NorthEast, I would like to get
> a battery maintainer so that I can start it when
> it's time to drive it.
> Thanks,
> Ben
> 85 4000S
> 92 100CSq
> 94 90S
> 01 A4 1.8Tq

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