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February 8, 2018

Keeping your RV batteries alive takes a few steps to ensure they last as long as possible.

Make sure you never let the water go below the lead plates. Keep the water topped up to about 1/2 an inch above the lead plates. You can see them if you lift the battery cap and l...

June 22, 2017

Everybody knows someone who could use a mobility scooter or medical scooter. When you check around you quickly see just how much they can be. If you need a very robust unit, then you will indeed have to pay more. 

But there are other options. The three wheel trikes can...

June 14, 2017

When batteries are joined from positive to positive, and negative to negative, this is called parallel. Think of it as a two fences. One for the negatives, one for the positives. They are parallel to each other and never cross over each other.

Parallel connections incre...

June 9, 2017

Inverters take the 12 volts from your batteries and convert it to 110 volts to operate your home appliances. They come in all sizes and are rated in watts for how much energy they can handle. 

The two main types are Modified Sine Wave and Pure Sine Wave. This refer...

June 7, 2017

Having a pair of deep cycle 6 volt Golf Cart batteries let's you dry camp for much longer than a single 12 volt deep cycle. Up to 4 times longer. This is simply because there is more lead in the pair of 6 volts. A pair of them weighs about 120 pounds, where a small dee...

June 7, 2017

Scooters and e-bikes have quite a few sizes of batteries in them. There are universal batteries that fit them, and batteries specifically designated for electric vehicles. They look very similar and both will fit.. The difference is in the quality of construction, and...

May 13, 2017

Solar panels have come a long way. The two main types are called mono or poly. This refers to the structure and the quality of the silicone crystals used in the manufacturing of the panels.

The mono's are considered better, and these can be identified by the diamond sha...

May 13, 2017

1. This is shore power

2. This is the solar panel

3. This is the charge controller

4. These are your deep cycle batteries

5. This is your fuse block

6. This in your inverter

7. This is your transfer switch that switches between inputs automatically ( shore power or batteries...

May 12, 2017

Electricity going through wires generates heat and that heat dissipates out of the wire losing that energy. The longer the distance of the wire, the more energy that is lost. To preserve that energy transfer, the farther you go, the thicker wire you need. 

For example i...

May 12, 2017

A solar system set up for your RV is simple once you understand how it all works.

It starts with the solar panel taking energy from the sun and converting it to electrical power you can use. They typically operate around 17 volts and are rated in watts for how much powe...

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