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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

It isn't always easy to tell if it is the battery, the alternator, or the starter. 

If the car is trying to turn over - sounds like whirrrrrr in a steady flow - it isn't likely to be the battery. 

If the car lights are bright it probably isn't likely to be the battery. 

I...

May 6, 2016

There are a variety of battery chargers in different sizes and strengths.

The first thing to consider is if they are automatic or manual. An automatic is designed to automatically shut off when the battery is fully charged and there is no danger of forgetting you left i...

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....

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