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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...

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...

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...

February 24, 2017

A basic camping RV does just fine at 12 volts. All of things that run on the 12 volts are designed to. The light bulbs. That small fan. Some small fridges. The water pump. When you are not plugged in, you are running these things off the batteries. Depending how big th...

February 24, 2017

The people that make batteries know that lead and sulfuric acid will store electrical current. That is what batteries do. They STORE electrical current, they don't create it.

The people that make batteries also discovered the best way for the battery to store that energ...

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