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    For that price you can rebuild your alternator to generate more power and put a second battery in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yuriy
    For that price you can rebuild your alternator to generate more power and put a second battery in.

    Actually, probably for allot less then the solar panels, and it will be allot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 84RegalRider
    With the 2nd batt with just the alt is not a good idea unless u do long drives. If u are just doing short lil trips around town, u never get ur batt to its full charge, with the 30watts solor u will keep ur batt(s) to their greatest charge. Which is why im going to add a 5watt solarpanel to my 2 batt setup.

    That is incorrect. If that were true, then your car battery would never be at full charge if you had only small trips. I can't remember ever hearing of someone not being to start there car because they didn't take a long trip, and only drove around town. And in Florida, the old people would never be able to start there cars . The alternator is quite capable of charging a battery in a short period. Alternators put out significant current, capable of charging a battery quite nicely. Adding a second battery will not significantly increase the charging time, and the seconbd battery, being charged from the alternator, will be fine.

    Now, unless you are driving a REGAL GNX, no talking for you

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