What Size Battery Charger Do I Need For My Off-Grid Setup?

If you want to live or travel off-grid, you need to get one thing right first: the right size battery charger. So, how do you know which size charger you need? Work out your charger size based on the following factors: - 1. Battery Type For lead acid deep cycle batteries (AGM or Gel), ideally you want a charger with an Amp output of 10-20% of the total battery bank. So, for a 100Ah ...

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Caravan Diesel Heater vs Caravan Gas Heater

Baby it’s cold outside, but that doesn’t mean you should store your caravan until warmer weather. Get yourself a caravan heater and long may the adventures continue. When buying your caravan heater, there’s one important question to answer: diesel or gas? There’s no right or wrong answer. As with all caravan appliances, it depends on a few important factors, including your set-up, how you like to travel and how cold it’s going to ...

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Caravan Battery Review: AGM vs Lithium

AGM or lithium? If you’re buying a caravan battery, this is one of the first decisions you need to make. Back when the only choice was lead acid AGM batteries, the answer was simple. AGM batteries provided everything you could want in a deep cycle and starter battery. Then along came lithium and everything changed. Lithium batteries promise higher efficiency, better life cycles and lightweight package – just for a much ...

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Yamaha EF2200IS vs Honda EU2200i Generator Review

Thinking of buying an ultra-reliable inverter generator for camping, caravanning or around the home? Chances are you’re torn between the two most popular inverter generators on the market: the brand new Yamaha EF2200iS and the Honda EU2200i. Who can blame you? When it comes to portable inverter generators, Yamaha and Honda are streets ahead with their ultra-durable, reliable units. But which one do you choose? We pitted the EF2200iS vs ...

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Caravan Power & Electricals: Our Favourite 12V Products

Heading off on a caravan adventure? It takes more than just an amazing caravan to have the trip you’ve been dreaming about. You need a range of 12V products and accessories to power you along the way.  With so many to choose from, we know it can be overwhelming working out the right products for your caravan. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best 12V products ...

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The Lightest Caravan Air Conditioners

Lightweight caravans might be the hottest trend, but what happens when the temperature really rises on your road trip? Luckily, the top caravan appliance manufacturers have been innovating and you can now buy a lightweight caravan air conditioner. Before we dive into the newest models, let’s talk about the benefits of lightweight caravan air conditioners. Truma Aventa Comfort Reverse Cycle Roof Top Air Conditioner - Why Buy A Lightweight Caravan Air Conditioner? - It’s no ...

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Dometic Review: Are They The Best Caravan Appliances, Or Not?

Millions of people around the world use Dometic products. But does that automatically make them the best caravan appliances on the market? Grab a cool drink, sit back and let our Dometic review to reveal all. Who is Dometic? - Dometic has been in the caravan game since the 1960s. It was originally set up as an arm of Electrolux, which started to make inroads into the leisure market in the post-war period. Now a ...

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Caravan Accessories: The Essentials You Need

The best way to prepare for your caravan trip is to ensure that you have all the right caravan accessories. Some of these help you create a home away from home, while others ensure you stay safe wherever you travel. Find out which caravan accessories you need: - Towing Electric Brake Controller Stay safe when towing with an electric brake controller. The brake controller is mounted to your tow vehicle and sends ...

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Enerdrive Review: The Australian Brand Leading the Way in 12V Products

Enerdrive is leading the way in 12V products. But who are they? Should you choose them over other brands? Our Enerdrive review has the answers. First things first… - Who is Enerdrive? Enerdrive was actually born out of another company called Advance Trident Limited, which mainly served the marine industry. Then, in 2008, Australian businessman Chris McClellan led a management buyout and changed the name and direction of the company. This was the beginning ...

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The Battle of Off Grid Power: Solar Panels vs Generators

- Which is the better off grid power option: solar or generators? The solar vs generator debate isn’t new – but it is becoming more important for anyone thinking of travelling or living off the grid. Let’s face it. We can’t leave home without our smart phones, tablets, laptops, air-conditioner and maybe even a coffee machine. But with all these creature comforts, we need a reliable power solution to keep everything running ...

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