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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Essentials For Travelling Off The Grid

Getting your caravan or rig ready for off-grid travelling? Don’t leave home without these off grid essentials! From lighting your camp at nightfall to keeping cool in the outback, our experts have tested the gear you need to transform your vehicle into a haven for off grid adventures. Check out these off grid essentials: - Solar Panels Solar panels are top of the list of off grid essentials. Why? Because they are the easiest way ...

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Honda EU22i

Generator Review: Honda EU22i vs Honda EU20i

Honda just added a new generator to its line-up: the Honda EU22i. Here’s how it compares to the legacy model Honda EU20i. If you’re planning to upgrade your generator, or are in the market for something new, Honda has just made the decision even harder with its new Honda EU22i. So, what’s new? Here, we compare it to the ever-popular Honda EU20i to see how they match up: Size Physically, both the Honda ...

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Briggs and Stratton Generator Review: Do They Stack Up?

Would you buy a Briggs and Stratton generator? They might be the king of mowing equipment, but when it comes to the generator market, is there any reason to choose Briggs and Stratton over Yamaha or Honda?...or a cheaper brand? Our Briggs and Stratton generator review has what you need to know. - Who are Briggs and Stratton? In 1908, American entrepreneurs Harold M. Stratton and Stephen F. Briggs became business partners, and ...

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Generator Maintenance

Generator Maintenance & Safety Tips

A little generator maintenance goes a long way. When you invest in a generator – whatever its size – it’s important you take the time to look after it properly. This will not only maximise the life of the generator but will keep you safe and also save you money in the long run. Don’t wait for your unit to break down before you do some generator maintenance. Whether your generator ...

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Portable Generator Reviews: Camping Generators

PORTABLE GENERATOR REVIEWS Over the years we’ve sold countless portable inverter generators to campers, caravaners and motorhome enthusiasts all over the country. With each of our customers, we endeavor to get feedback on their experience using their new generator on their trips. This helps us to ensure we have happy customers (and happy campers!), as well as provide advice to new customers. It also allows us to pass on useful information ...

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Revealed: Best generators for your 4WD adventure

If you’ve got a 4WD, you’re no stranger to using your car battery and alternator to power up your 12V accessories. But when you’re on a big 4WD adventure, you need a trustworthy power source you can rely on to keep you powered up for days on end. Here we reveal the top three generators on the market. Before we get to the good stuff, let’s look at the benefits of ...

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Charging 12V batteries with a generator

You’ve bought a camping inverter generator with built-in 12-volt outlets. But how do you go about charging 12v batteries from your generator? Here’s a quick rundown of what you need to know. Let’s get straight to point: camping generators may have a 12-volt output on them, but when it comes to the crunch, they are not designed to fully charge your batteries directly. There are two main reasons why: First, the chances ...

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generators for camping

Generators for Camping: What You Need to Know

Whether you are heading on a camping trip in your camper trailer or a family holiday in your caravan, chances are you’ll be relying on a battery system at some point to provide power for your appliances… your batteries will get charge when your vehicle is running, but your battery juice will get used up by your appliances if you stay in an un-powered spot for a little while. You ...

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Are generators allowed in National Parks?

Planning a camping trip this summer? Before you pack your generator, take some time to read the generator rules for national parks across Australia. Nothing beats the convenience of portable power. For some, that may be solar and battery packs, and for others it may be a modern camping generator - and there’s no time like the summer months to get out there and test out your new ultra lightweight portable ...

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