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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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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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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Dometic PLB40

Dometic Waeco PLB40 Camping Power Pack Review

- If you’re looking to enjoy the outdoors but still want to charge and run your favourite appliances, then you might consider the Dometic PLB40 Lithium Battery. Dometic PLB40 40Ah Lithium Battery Who Are Dometic? Now before we dive in and just incase you are familiar with this brand, Dometic is a global leader in the caravan, RV and camping market. They are famous for their portable camping fridges and also their upright caravan ...

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Battery Chargers for 4×4, Off-Road and Camping

- How will you power your life on the road? Whether you’ve got a 4WD, camper trailer or caravan, it’s important to choose the right battery charger for your set-up. But we’re not just talking about on the road. If you select the right battery charger, you can use it at home too. Win, win! To appreciate why battery chargers are an essential item of gear, you need to first understand how ...

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What Will My Camping Battery Run?

- There are a few basic principles behind working out your run time and power requirements of your off-grid camping set up. You’ll need to answer the following questions: How much will my appliance draw?;How big is my battery bank? and;How much charge will my solar panel or solar blanket put into my battery bank? If this all seems overwhelming, don't worry; we are here to help! Firstly, you will need to understand ...

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Can I Run My Caravan Air Conditioner From a Battery?

Considering how to power your caravan air conditioner when you don't have access to mains power? Your options are a small portable camping generator or caravan batteries... yes it is possible to run a caravan air conditioner from the right RV battery set, but there are a few things you need to know first. Find out more below: Let's use The Dometic Aircommand Ibis 4 as an example for ...

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Goal Zero: The Best Portable Power Packs for Camping?

Goal Zero offer a vast range of high quality power packs to allow you to travel off-grid for a longer time. With innovative solutions for the off-grid opportunities, they have managed to find a passion in respecting the planet. Their market leading portable solar products and power packs are able to supply off-grid adventures around the globe. They are designed to be a reliable source of power, both indoors and ...

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The Best Caravan Batteries: Lithium, Gel and AGM

As with anything caravan related, the better you can suit your battery to your application, the better performance you will achieve. But with so many caravan batteries on the market, how do you identify the one for your set up? Well we are here to help! Our caravan battery guide lays out the information you need to keep your gadgets running while you’re off the grid – along with some information you never ...

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