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Old 10-18-2014, 12:56 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Turns out the tinted windows made the small panel I have only barely able to spin the fans I have if the sun is directly overhead, so I ordered a larger (10w vs 1.5w) panel. Hoping to run 2x 12cm fans, and maybe I'll set the small panel up as a 12v tender. Keeping the car cool when parked should help extend the life of the hybrid battery.


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The cabin air filter is behind the glove box, protected by a bunch of bolts.







Filter really needed to be changed, made a noticeable difference in the airflow through the vents.

Also, was recommended this for adding an integrated voltage monitor to my grid charger:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-Conver...item563e4c581f

Most cheap voltmeters that can be run on 12v are not properly isolated and will thus cause a CEL if you use them.

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