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 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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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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used generator

BEWARE: Don’t buy a used generator until you read this!

Second-hand cars are one thing, but when it comes to buying a used generator, there are a few things you should be aware of. Let’s be honest, nobody likes to part with more hard-earned money than they have to, which is why the second-hand market in Australia is big business. But just like when you buy a second-hand car, if you see a used generator for sale, it’s worth stopping ...

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hire a generator

Should I buy or hire a generator?

Hire vs. Buy: How to know when buying a generator is cheaper There comes a time in any camper’s/renovator’s/business owner’s/farmer's life when it simply makes better sense to stop hiring a generator every time you need remote power, and buy your very own set. So how do you know when to take the plunge? Here are some of the things you should know when you hire a generator. Not too long ago, it ...

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Pimp Your Ride: Useful Vehicle Additions For Your Road Trip

When it comes to alluring vehicle accessories, the list is infinite -  there is no shortage of gadgets you can add to make your ride stand out for your road trip. Gone are the days when only vehicles accessorized with pricey Corinthian leather can afford useful and innovative devices designed to make the driving experience richer. With a flood of enhancements to pick from, choosing can become overwhelming. Get your ‘vehicle pimping’ off ...

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Road Trips: Basic Vehicle Preparation Before Hitting the Road

 ROAD TRIP PREPARATION & ESSENTIALS You have made the reservations, you have packed your gear and you can’t wait to get away from it all! Indeed, it seems like you are ready for a road trip! However, before you get ahead of yourself, make sure your vehicle is as ready for the journey as you are. Get your vehicle preparation off to a good start by keeping the following basics in mind: Brakes Considered any ...

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christmas gift ideas for your dad

Five Christmas Gift Ideas Your Dad will Love

We've all been there – one second you’re waving goodbye to winter, then before you know it, it’s Christmas Eve and there’s still one name left on your Christmas shopping list: Dad. There’s nothing else for it but a cheap bottle of wine and, in a moment of Christmas shopping insanity, a pair of novelty socks. Have you prepared your Christmas gift ideas for your dad? Who are we kidding? Dad gets ...

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Weekend warrior

Top 5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Weekend Warriors

Searching for the perfect gift for the DIY weekend warrior? Don’t wait for the Christmas rush, take the stress out of finding a present and spoil them with something they actually want! Whether your hubby is planning on starting that new renovation project in the New Year, or your dad is looking for a new chainsaw to replace the one you borrowed without him knowing, we’ve got the solution for you. ...

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