[Vwdiesel] Solar Charger (was Boosters)

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Fri Dec 24 14:48:54 PST 2010

In a message dated 12/24/2010 2:22:38 PM Pacific Standard Time, 
r.c.brown at ieee.org writes:

> X2 on those solar trickle chargers, I have one on the dash in the VW, 
> seems to do a decent 
> job of keeping the battery up when it is not run for a while.

  I have two of the VW dash, solar chargers.  Never could tell if it was 
charging.  Way small amperage and solar cells are sensitive to shadowing, 
then make it a small output to start with...
   We bought the stuff to make a <10A charger at Dad's since the TDI's tend 

to eat power when parked.  Not unusual for the Golf not to start when 
used.  We're both pushing the orchard to put in a several amp setup that 
charging plugs/clamps sort of all over the shop/tractor shed area so every 
rig can be hooked up when not in use.   Should pay for the decreased 
deaths in a couple years.  Haven't convinced the uncles of that yet though.

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