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Date:         Tue, 11 Jul 2006 08:06:46 -0700
Reply-To:     gary hradek <hradek@YAHOO.COM>
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From:         gary hradek <hradek@YAHOO.COM>
Subject:      Solar Charging
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Andy, Output of most solar chargers are in the milliamp range and any charger in the amp range would be rather expensive and might grow legs. I have been using a 20 dollar mp3 player hooked to computer speakers running on 9 volt rechargable batteries for music when I camp. It allows you to move the music anywhere you are camping and keeps the neigbors happy. I recharge the 9 volts of the 12 volts. regards gary Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2006 21:27:56 -0700 From: Andy Highland <andy@420.AM> Subject: Re: Solar Charging?

On Jul 10, 2006, at 6:11 AM, River Clan wrote:

> Greetings Vanagon List, > > Just got back from 3 days camping at the Oregon Country Fair. Lotsa > westies there! We brought the 'Blue Pearl' the dropped blue '87 under > the Big Oak at Big Oak campgrounds. > > It was great to talk to you all there! > > Alas, a problem though. After 2 days of playing my stereo with it's > assorted amps and woofers... I lose the power in my Optima. I hate to > start the thing to charge it, and am thinking solar. Hard to find a > power receptacle at a festival you know. > > I always park the van in the shade (if it is available), and am > thinking of a small solar panel array that I could put 20' from the > van in the hot sun via cable. > > Has anyone done this yet? Any recommendations of products? > > Cheers! > > Ri of the River Clan > 87 Westy > Central Oregon Coast

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