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: 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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Five things you need to know about free camping in Australia

If there’s one thing the GFC taught us, it’s how to make our family budget go further. There’s nothing like a free family holiday. Getting out into our own backyard and exploring the great Australian outback is a great option for a family holiday. Of course, the best thing about going camping is that you can do it for free, or almost for free. By choosing free camping sites in ...

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