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Old 04-22-2012, 09:12 PM
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Default Re: How do I build my own charge controller?

Originally Posted by VOLKSWAGNER420 View Post
Doesn't the DC to DC charger keep all that stuff up?

I was thinking about extending my range by throwing a 3,000 Honda generator. Around town it might keep up, and self charge while parked where AC is not available, but would that have much effect on the highway or even be worth doing?
If you're doing a dc-dc, you'd only need 1 ACC batt. Just be sure to size it for what you think your typical max power needs would be.

A generator isn't going to do squat. For highway it won't put a dent in your energy needs, and for around town, why bother? Plan to have enough juice to get around town and be able to recharge.
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