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Re: Car Vac with wallwart (archive)

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Posted by Bruce on May 16, 1999 at 21:09:29:

In Reply to: Re: Car Vac with wallwart posted by new M3 on May 16, 1999 at 20:37:43:

: Alright, have you measured for how long can I run my car vac and have power to start the car after that... I wash car in the morning after it has been idle for about 12 hrs or so (and sometimes 36hrs)... Also the M3 manual says not to use anything that draws over 200W, I suppose the car vac's power rating conforms to this (assuming a power factor of 1, this should not pull more than 16Amp apprx.).

i think somebody said an M3 can idle (starting with a full tank of gas) for over 2 days...if you get a vacuum that can run off the cig lighter it won't affect your battery much (running your radio porbably will pull more)...there are more important things to worry about

: Btw, my real name is jomi, well Bruce you could find that out from my ip addr, couldn't you? ;-) are not using your computer as a web server and no webpage on it...all the IP comes back it UUNET

: : : No! I would like NOT to use it!!!
: : : The more you use the car battery the better, right?
: : : However, residential power supply is cheaper, I would like to charge my acc with 120v 60Hz...

: : HUH? that is what the alternator does- charge the battery...cost is insignificant

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