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Everything You Need to Know About Enerdrive DC2DC Chargers

Everything You Need to Know About Enerdrive DC2DC Chargers

OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ENERDRIVE DC2DC CHARGERS Enerdrive's DC2DC Chargers are often a staple in any power system, whether that be for a beginner who is just starting to explore the off-grid life, or a seasoned veteran with all the bells and whistles. As you can...

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Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

12V & 24V SYSTEM VS 48V BATTERY SYSTEM: At Enerdrive we have seen a lot of talk & been asked about using 48v battery banks in caravans, motorhomes and sometimes even utes for the house battery setup due to the slightly better efficiency of components and...

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Cables made simple

Cables made simple

Cables are integral to your system, but often the weakest link of an electrical install. Read below for the information that will matter most to you: Table of Contents: Introduction Application Operating Voltage Operating Environment Circuit Type Current Carrying...

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Everything you need to know about inverters

Everything you need to know about inverters

Wanting to learn more about inverters? Read below for the most frequently asked inverter questions. Alternatively, click on the links below to jump to a specific section: How long will my batteries last? Each time I run my inverter, a high pitched alarm is sounding...

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How do I choose the right fuse?

How do I choose the right fuse?

This is the second in a two part series of technical briefs on circuit protection. Part 1 showed how to choose the correct wire size for DC circuits. Part 2 will show how to correctly select a fuse and fuse holder for your DC electrical installation. Regulations...

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Cable Sizes: Choosing the right one for a DC Circuit

Cable Sizes: Choosing the right one for a DC Circuit

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Choosing the right cable size for your DC electrical project is important, since a wire that is too small can overheat and possibly start a fire. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) publishes charts with valuable detail to...

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How Much Solar Do I Really Need?

How Much Solar Do I Really Need?

This is a question we get asked every day. With most caravaners these days spending more time off the grid compared to being plugged in at a caravan park, solar becomes their primary charging source. Caravan manufactures today are generally installing a single 150w...

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What Size Battery Charger Do I Need?

What Size Battery Charger Do I Need?

Battery charger size is based on the overall battery capacity that you have as well as allowing for what loads you would normally run when the battery charger is operating. The key to any battery charger is the basic operation. When a charging source is operating, it...

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Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

 Table of Contents: Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger? Enerdrive's ePOWER Lithium Charger Algorithm Typical Lead Acid Charger Algorithm Our range of AC Chargers, including lithium compatible chargers Enerdrive Unplugged - Community Group Can I...

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Everything You Need to Know About Enerdrive DC2DC Chargers

Everything You Need to Know About Enerdrive DC2DC Chargers

OUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO ENERDRIVE DC2DC CHARGERS Enerdrive's DC2DC Chargers are often a staple in any power system, whether that be for a beginner who is just starting to explore the off-grid life, or a seasoned veteran with all the bells and whistles. As you can...

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Cables made simple

Cables made simple

Cables are integral to your system, but often the weakest link of an electrical install. Read below for the information that will matter most to you: Table of Contents: Introduction Application Operating Voltage Operating Environment Circuit Type Current Carrying...

read more
All things cable connections: risks, theory and best practice

All things cable connections: risks, theory and best practice

Enerdrive Unplugged – A Wealth of Knowledge at Your Fingertips: Before you jump into our explanation of cable risks, theory and best practice, consider joining our community Facebook group – Enerdrive Unplugged. Designed to be an educational tool, you’ll find a wealth...

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How do I choose the right fuse?

How do I choose the right fuse?

This is the second in a two part series of technical briefs on circuit protection. Part 1 showed how to choose the correct wire size for DC circuits. Part 2 will show how to correctly select a fuse and fuse holder for your DC electrical installation. Regulations...

read more
Cable Sizes: Choosing the right one for a DC Circuit

Cable Sizes: Choosing the right one for a DC Circuit

This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Choosing the right cable size for your DC electrical project is important, since a wire that is too small can overheat and possibly start a fire. The American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) publishes charts with valuable detail to...

read more
How Much Solar Do I Really Need?

How Much Solar Do I Really Need?

This is a question we get asked every day. With most caravaners these days spending more time off the grid compared to being plugged in at a caravan park, solar becomes their primary charging source. Caravan manufactures today are generally installing a single 150w...

read more
What Size Battery Charger Do I Need?

What Size Battery Charger Do I Need?

Battery charger size is based on the overall battery capacity that you have as well as allowing for what loads you would normally run when the battery charger is operating. The key to any battery charger is the basic operation. When a charging source is operating, it...

read more
Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

 Table of Contents: Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger? Enerdrive's ePOWER Lithium Charger Algorithm Typical Lead Acid Charger Algorithm Our range of AC Chargers, including lithium compatible chargers Enerdrive Unplugged - Community Group Can I...

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The DC Charger in my caravan isn’t charging properly

The DC Charger in my caravan isn’t charging properly

I have a DC charger in my caravan, but it doesn’t seem to charge properly? With pretty much all new vehicles these days running smart alternators, the requirement for DC chargers has increased exponentially. The biggest problem we see with DC chargers not operating...

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Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

12V & 24V SYSTEM VS 48V BATTERY SYSTEM: At Enerdrive we have seen a lot of talk & been asked about using 48v battery banks in caravans, motorhomes and sometimes even utes for the house battery setup due to the slightly better efficiency of components and...

read more
Unidan’s New Discovery X

Unidan’s New Discovery X

The new Discovery X accommodation module is the latest design to come out of the Unidan factory. Installed on a Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle, the client was after a true Offroad vehicle for globetrotting across the world. The Discovery X is the pinnacle of Unidan’s...

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Battery Monitors – a window into your power system

Battery Monitors – a window into your power system

Battery Monitors - a window into your power system - written By Chris McClellan - Director Enerdrive For as long as I’ve been involved in selling Independent Power Products which is now 21 years, battery monitors have been a very major part of the products within my...

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Free Spirit Caravan Up Spec’d with Lithium

Free Spirit Caravan Up Spec’d with Lithium

It is always good to receive customer feedback whether it be good or bad. This information helps you understand your business and what you are doing right or wrong. In this case, another positive feedback. Darryl Toepfer purchased his Free Spirit Caravan back in 2015...

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Jayco Motorhome Up Spec’d with Enerdrive

Jayco Motorhome Up Spec’d with Enerdrive

It is always good to receive customer feedback whether it be good or bad. This information helps you understand your business and what you are doing right or wrong. In this case this is positive feedback. Gerry Eeringa from WA purchased a new Jayco FA25-1 Motorhome...

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200 Series Landcrusier Off-Road Lithium Powered Beast

200 Series Landcrusier Off-Road Lithium Powered Beast

It not every day do you purchase a $120K top of the range 4WD and instantly take an oxy torch to it and cut off the rear section. Well, Peter Cedergren did just that. Peter does a lot of serious off-road escapes and wanted a purpose built vehicle to suit his needs....

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Lithium Powered 4×4 Off-Road MAN Motorhome

Lithium Powered 4×4 Off-Road MAN Motorhome

Back in 2015 we were approached by Matt Exley from Truck Master Expedition Vehicles in QLD to supply a full electrical system including Lithium battery power for there new MAN 4x4 off-road truck. The mission was to design the full electrical setup including AC...

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Great Enerdrive Installation Examples

Great Enerdrive Installation Examples

We are proud to showcase two Enerdrive installations that we applaud as great examples. 60ft Sailing Catamaran Installation: The first Enerdrive installation is a quality setup in a new 60ft sailing catamaran. What we like about this installation is the installers...

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Enerdrive’s New 240W Folding Solar Panel

Enerdrive’s New 240W Folding Solar Panel

The powerful but portable Enerdrive 240W folding solar panel kit is the ideal addition to your outdoor lifestyle. With built in folding stabilizer legs, this allows to either angle the panel to the sun or lay it flat on the roof of a vehicle Featuring reinforced...

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ePOWER Hi-Amp Industrial Chargers

ePOWER Hi-Amp Industrial Chargers

Enerdrive is proud to announce the new Hi-Powered 48v Industrial Battery Chargers. Available in 35Amp & 60Amp, Enerdrive’s ePOWER Industrial Battery Charger is built to withstand vibration and exposure to dust or moisture typically found when used in typical...

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The New Generation 2 B-TEC 200Ah 12v Lithium Battery

The New Generation 2 B-TEC 200Ah 12v Lithium Battery

With 3 years of in field service in hundreds of different applications since its inception, Enerdrive have continued to improve and develop the 200Ah B-TEC lithium battery. we are happy to introduce the latest edition, the Generation 2 200Ah So, How does the New...

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The New ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle

The New ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle

After many months of development and testing, Enerdrive are proud to introduce the new ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle. The ePRO Plus Bluetooth dongle (#EN6092230) enables you to control, readout and configure the ePRO PLUS battery monitor from an iOS or Android based...

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The New Enerdrive ePRO Combi Inverter Charger Range

The New Enerdrive ePRO Combi Inverter Charger Range

The Enerdrive ePRO Combi is an all-in-one combination of a DC to AC true sinewave inverter. An advanced multi-stage battery charger with a high speed AC transfer switch. All this is built into one compact, yet installer friendly enclosure. The main task of the ePRO...

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New DC To DC Battery Charger

New DC To DC Battery Charger

Enerdrive’s all new DC to DC Battery Charger is here! For almost two years we have been designing, testing and tweaking this product to deliver the best possible solution that the Australian market has been repeatedly been asking Enerdrive for. The requests began when...

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Blue Sea “BelowDeck” Circuit Breaker Panels

Blue Sea “BelowDeck” Circuit Breaker Panels

Blue Sea Systems have introduced a new budget range of "BelowDeck" Circuit Breaker Panels for the small boat & mobile markets. There are 3 panel options available: BS-4350 4 Position BS-4351 6 Position BS-4352 4 Position with 12v Sockets All panels are fitted with...

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Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

Should You Use a 48V Battery System?

12V & 24V SYSTEM VS 48V BATTERY SYSTEM: At Enerdrive we have seen a lot of talk & been asked about using 48v battery banks in caravans, motorhomes and sometimes even utes for the house battery setup due to the slightly better efficiency of components and...

read more
Dometic Acquires Enerdrive

Dometic Acquires Enerdrive

A word from Enerdrive's Director, Chris McClellan... "I am very excited to share the news that yesterday, the 18th of May 2021 it was agreed that Enerdrive Australia is to be acquired by the Dometic organization.  This is the greatest accolade for all of us within the...

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Unidan’s New Discovery X

Unidan’s New Discovery X

The new Discovery X accommodation module is the latest design to come out of the Unidan factory. Installed on a Mercedes-Benz Zetros vehicle, the client was after a true Offroad vehicle for globetrotting across the world. The Discovery X is the pinnacle of Unidan’s...

read more
The New Generation 2 B-TEC 200Ah 12v Lithium Battery

The New Generation 2 B-TEC 200Ah 12v Lithium Battery

With 3 years of in field service in hundreds of different applications since its inception, Enerdrive have continued to improve and develop the 200Ah B-TEC lithium battery. we are happy to introduce the latest edition, the Generation 2 200Ah So, How does the New...

read more
The New ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle

The New ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle

After many months of development and testing, Enerdrive are proud to introduce the new ePRO Plus Bluetooth Dongle. The ePRO Plus Bluetooth dongle (#EN6092230) enables you to control, readout and configure the ePRO PLUS battery monitor from an iOS or Android based...

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Michael Browning Chooses Trakmaster & Enerdrive

Michael Browning Chooses Trakmaster & Enerdrive

Specialist RV and motoring writer and event organiser Michael Browning is a regular contributor of news and reviews to Caravan World Magazine and Caravan Camping Sales website. As an enthusiastic remote area traveller, Michael recently designed and...

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Schumacher Electric, driven by Enerdrive

Schumacher Electric, driven by Enerdrive

Enerdrive now stocks Schumacher Products Enerdrive have joined forces with Schumacher Electric, one of America’s largest distributors of battery chargers, battery testers, jump starters, fuel packs and work lights. Since 1947, Schumacher...

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Battery Monitors – a window into your power system

Battery Monitors – a window into your power system

Battery Monitors – a window into your power system – written By Chris McClellan – Director Enerdrive For as long as I’ve been involved in selling Independent Power Products which is now 21 years, battery monitors have been a very major part of the products within my...

read more
Schumacher Electric, driven by Enerdrive.

Schumacher Electric, driven by Enerdrive.

Enerdrive now stocks Schumacher Products. Enerdrive have joined forces with Schumacher Electric, one of America’s largest distributors of battery chargers, battery testers, jump starters, fuel packs and work lights. Since 1947, Schumacher Electric Corporation has been...

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Free Spirit Caravan Up Spec’d with Lithium

Free Spirit Caravan Up Spec’d with Lithium

It is always good to receive customer feedback whether it be good or bad. This information helps you understand your business and what you are doing right or wrong. In this case, another positive feedback. Darryl Toepfer purchased his Free Spirit Caravan back in 2015...

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Enerdrive Supporting Community Youth Development

Enerdrive Supporting Community Youth Development

The Australian Army Cadets is a personal development program for young people, conducted by the Australian Army in cooperation with the community, which is designed to benefit the nation by developing the individual, their community and the Australian Army. Recently...

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Jayco Motorhome Up Spec’d with Enerdrive

Jayco Motorhome Up Spec’d with Enerdrive

It is always good to receive customer feedback whether it be good or bad. This information helps you understand your business and what you are doing right or wrong. In this case this is positive feedback. Gerry Eeringa from WA purchased a new Jayco FA25-1 Motorhome...

read more