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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...

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...

February 24, 2017

If you are going to use solar power there are a number of things to consider. The bigger the panel, the more amps it can pass to the controller to pass to the batteries. A 100 watt panel in good sun can do around 5 amps per hour charge to the batteries. A rule of the t...

May 6, 2016

A solar panel can do a great job of helping recharge your batteries. They are rated in watts and this indicates how much power they can send through to the batteries. 

A 90 watt panel operates at about 17 volts and in bright sun can put out about 5 amps. The energy has...

May 6, 2016

The function of an RV generator is to charge the battery bank or use it directly as a power source to 120 volt AC outlets. (TV, microwave, air conditioner, furnace etc...)

If you use it to charge the battery bank, be aware that it is not a very efficient method at all....

May 6, 2016

Starting batteries are designed to throw a lot of juice once to start your car. They have thin lead plates compared to thick lead plates in the deep cycles. This plate design allows the burst of juice your vehicle needs to start. The alternator then works to recharge t...

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