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The Future of Clean Sustainable Energy in Farming

The Future of Clean Sustainable Energy in Farming

What do haircuts and sheep shearing have in common? (hint: it isn't the scissors & clippers) Our client (Process Gas Solutions) was contracted by (NSW Dept of Primary Industries) to build a Hydrogen Fuel Cell demonstration mobile trailer to show the public how...

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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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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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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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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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