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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 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...

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...

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

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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