solar battery maintainers
brett at cloud9.net
Tue Apr 18 13:59:17 EDT 2006
On Apr 18, 2006, at 12:56 PM, Mike Arman wrote:
> VW part number 1CO 915 687 is a solar powered battery maintainer
> rated at 3.2 watts, it is 18.8 volts, 170ma, and you can buy them
> CHEAP . . .
> VW uses them on brand new cars when they are shipped from the
> Fatherland. As part of the dealer prep, they get removed and often
> discarded - more than a few have shown up on eBay, I paid $15 each
> for four of them. Look for "VW solar battery maintainer", a number
> of people sell them. Alternatively, if you are on speaking terms
> with anyone at a VW dealership, they might make sure to save you
> one. (Made in China, BTW.)
Looks like there are a slew of them on ebay. I noticed a sticker in
one photo that warns to unplug the panel before starting the car- I
guess it doesn't have a diode? Strange...I don't think my panel has
such a warning.
Does VW still do this? And is it every car? What about Audi?
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