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Old 06-19-2007, 01:29 AM   #1
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MOHO electric Mirror

My wife and I just purchased a 1984 310 in good condition. However the mirrors need to be replaced (among other things).

I would prefer to put in electric mirrors. I have seen the "wired" solutions for electric mirrors posted. However, aren't there aftermarket mirrors that are battery operated with a remote control? If you think about it, you do not adjust the mirrors that often so (in theory) you would not need to replace the batteries very often.

Please tell me someone has thought of this before me???

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Old 06-19-2007, 05:00 AM   #2
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First, welcome to the forums. You've picked a great length for a MoHo.

As far as remote powered mirrors I've not seen this setup. With everything else going wireless and bluetooth why not?

I'm certain that you'll find more options in the wired world though. Search for Velvac and Ramco.

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Old 06-19-2007, 06:18 AM   #3
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Why not go a step further? Install solar panels on the frontside of the mirrors, to charge the batteries inside. No wires, and at least in theory, never change the battery.
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Old 12-30-2007, 05:53 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by overlander63
Why not go a step further? Install solar panels on the frontside of the mirrors, to charge the batteries inside. No wires, and at least in theory, never change the battery.
How about taking it one more step. I'm thinking along the lines of those windup LED flashlights that store the energy pretty much forever. Instead of having the little hand crank generator have the solar panels charge the capacitors (or whatever is inside). This way you don't have to worry about changing batteries

Not sure if they can develop enough current to run the small mirror motors and I can just see me start to adjust the mirror, the capacitors run out of charge and the mirror is left pointing somewhere useless .

But what the heck we're just wishing here right .

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