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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 Should i Install?

What Size Battery Charger Should i Install?

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?

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger? This is a question we get asked every day by the general public. Lithium batteries are not like lead acid and not all battery chargers are the same. A 12v lithium LiFePO4 battery fully charged to 100% will hold...

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What size Inverter can I use on my lithium battery?

What size Inverter can I use on my lithium battery?

This is a question we get asked all the time. The size of the inverter is really dictated by the loads that you want to run. Let’s say your largest load is a microwave. A typical microwave will draw between 900-1200w. With this load you would install a minimum of...

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Are Your Batteries Constantly Going Flat?

Are Your Batteries Constantly Going Flat?

Are Your Batteries Constantly Going Flat? A large portion of DC power systems these days don’t come with any protection to stop the battery from being completely drained away when loads are running. Over discharging a battery can and will shorten its overall lifespan...

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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 Electric Corporation has been...

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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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Understanding Pure Sine Power Inverters

Understanding Pure Sine Power Inverters

An inverter is a piece of equipment that converts DC battery power into AC 230v mains power. Inverters are available in varying wattage outputs ranging from 150w through to 5000w+. When inverters were first invented, they produced what is called a “Modified” sine wave...

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Flat v Angle Installation of Solar Panels

Flat v Angle Installation of Solar Panels

The positioning of solar panels determines the power output. The angle of the sun in relationship to the angle of the solar panel determines the maximum power density. The tilt angle has the biggest effect on the efficiency of the solar panel. When the angle of the...

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Lithium Battery Overview

Lithium Battery Overview

Lithium Battery Overview Lithium Based batteries are quickly becoming a reasonable replacement for the 150 year old technology of Lead-Acid batteries. In applications where weight is a consideration, Lithium batteries are among the lightest options available. In...

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How to Charge a flat battery with an ePOWER charger

How to Charge a flat battery with an ePOWER charger

Using an ePOWER charger to recover a battery below 3.5vdc. The ePOWER charger is designed to recharge and maintain a deep cycle battery to the best of its capabilities in normal operating conditions. There however is the rare occurrence when a battery may be...

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Why Do I Need Power Filtration Protection?

Why Do I Need Power Filtration Protection?

ALL electronic equipment that plugs into AC power should be protected. Without suitable protection, your expensive home theatre, sound system, TV, entertainment centre or computer equipment will likely be damaged by the surges and spikes that afflict our electrical...

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What’s With Solar Panel Warranties?

What’s With Solar Panel Warranties?

There is so much confusion with solar panel warranties these days, and in our opinion so many of them are not worth the paper they are written on. There are two forms of warranty commonly used these days – Structural & Power. Let's focus on structural. This looks...

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Explaining the Enerdrive eLITE Battery Monitor

Explaining the Enerdrive eLITE Battery Monitor

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DC to DC Converters Explained

DC to DC Converters Explained

Step Up-Step Down, Isolated & Non Isolated, what does it all mean? What is a step up DC to DC Converter? A step-up dc-dc converter is an electronic circuit that raises the DC voltage level from a lower value to a higher value. Assuming an ideal converter (100%...

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Morningstar String Sizing Calculator

Morningstar String Sizing Calculator

The Morningstar string sizing calculator is used to determine the number of PV modules you may use with any Morningstar controller while staying within the controller specs. Recently Morningstar has updated their string calculator interface. Some of the new features...

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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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Complete RV Power Systems from Enerdrive

Complete RV Power Systems from Enerdrive

Reduce Install time / Improve Performance and Reliability PLUS One Stop Fault and Warranty Support from the Team at Enerdrive Enerdrive have spent considerable time developing a simple, turn-key installation plate for the Caravan, Motorhome, Camper Trailer and...

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Lithium Battery Systems Explained.

Michael Browning, Caravan World. To better understand the advantages of having a Lithium Battery System installed in your new caravan, 4WD or camper van, Wally O'Hea represents Enerdrive as Michael Browning from Caravan World takes us through the world of "unplugged"...

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Lithium … It’s All The Rage

Lithium … It’s All The Rage

But does your Caravan or RV really need a lightweight, super-efficient battery system? We get many people inquiring about lithium batteries for their caravans, motorhomes and boats, but the big question is do they really need to switch to lithium over their current...

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The Evolution of the Other Solar Market (Mobile)

The Evolution of the Other Solar Market (Mobile)

So, you finally have your dream campervan. After decades of planning, you’re finally on the road. It’s jammed to ceiling with superfluous junk, the kids are whipping up road-trip funk to be feared and you have your fridge, water and solar systems installed. You are...

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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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Understanding Pure Sine Power Inverters

Understanding Pure Sine Power Inverters

An inverter is a piece of equipment that converts DC battery power into AC 230v mains power. Inverters are available in varying wattage outputs ranging from 150w through to 5000w+. When inverters were first invented, they produced what is called a “Modified” sine wave...

read more
Flat v Angle Installation of Solar Panels

Flat v Angle Installation of Solar Panels

The positioning of solar panels determines the power output. The angle of the sun in relationship to the angle of the solar panel determines the maximum power density. The tilt angle has the biggest effect on the efficiency of the solar panel. When the angle of the...

read more
How to Charge a flat battery with an ePOWER charger

How to Charge a flat battery with an ePOWER charger

Using an ePOWER charger to recover a battery below 3.5vdc. The ePOWER charger is designed to recharge and maintain a deep cycle battery to the best of its capabilities in normal operating conditions. There however is the rare occurrence when a battery may be...

read more

Lithium Battery Systems Explained.

Michael Browning, Caravan World. To better understand the advantages of having a Lithium Battery System installed in your new caravan, 4WD or camper van, Wally O'Hea represents Enerdrive as Michael Browning from Caravan World takes us through the world of "unplugged"...

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Why Do I Need Power Filtration Protection?

Why Do I Need Power Filtration Protection?

ALL electronic equipment that plugs into AC power should be protected. Without suitable protection, your expensive home theatre, sound system, TV, entertainment centre or computer equipment will likely be damaged by the surges and spikes that afflict our electrical...

read more
Explaining the Enerdrive eLITE Battery Monitor

Explaining the Enerdrive eLITE Battery Monitor

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DC to DC Converters Explained

DC to DC Converters Explained

Step Up-Step Down, Isolated & Non Isolated, what does it all mean? What is a step up DC to DC Converter? A step-up dc-dc converter is an electronic circuit that raises the DC voltage level from a lower value to a higher value. Assuming an ideal converter (100%...

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Enerdrive Custom Wiring Schematics

Did you know that Enerdrive can assist you with your wiring layouts. We have designed many easy to follow, detailed wiring schematics for our customers to ensure the best system set up. One such example is attached showing the full range of Enerdrive products as might...

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