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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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
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
> Ri of the River Clan
> 87 Westy
> Central Oregon Coast
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