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Old 07-20-2017, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
California98Civic
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I like this thread idea a lot. I swear I saw on digikey.com a tile that generated 14.5 volts on its own and more amps. And there seemed to be lots of them. Have you looked at that site?

Anyway, I think an ideal spot for placing such a system would be near the rear wheel well along the exhaust pipe but in front of the rear wheel well. It'll be a little hotter there than it would be down by the muffler but mufflers often rot out on this you get a really good stainless steel one and I think all of that compromising of the structure of the muffler and the leaking of exhaust can't be good for the tegs.

One or 2 tiles just to trickle charge a battery is a small system and just shouldn't be all that hard to produce.
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