Fridges: When we go camping or caravanning one of the first items is generally a fridge – it tends to be one of the first upgrades from an esky-and-ice, and it’s well worth the investment – and I speak from painful experience! There are a number of different choices, and in this area we will […]
How to Charge 12Volt Batteries The battery is in many ways the heart of any 12Volt system, and as you’ll see in the article about Batteries: their quirks and characteristics the lead-acid battery is by far the most popular one at this stage, so that’s the only type I’m going to describe here. If you […]
Solar Panels and Regulators Solar Panels convert the sun’s rays into electrical power – I think we all know that by now – but what are the if’s and but’s of it all, and the conditions that affect its operation and efficiency. Most of us also want to know how much solar is needed, and […]
Batteries: their quirks & characteristics After more than 150 years out there, the lead-acid battery is still the most popular and cost-effective rechargeable battery – by a long way. There are now sealed ones, starting batteries, deep-cycle ones, AGMs, Gel-batteries and heaps more variations, but they still all use the same basic chemistry of lead […]
How much Solar power do you need? Simply enter your info below to find out. To get Daily Peak Hours of Sun see Solar Irradiation for Australia. There’s also more detail in the blog post on How Much Solar?
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