Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know about inverters

Everything you need to know about inverters

Have an inverter question? Here is a list of the most common inverter questions that we get asked. How long will my batteries last? Each time I run my inverter a high pitched alarm is sounding? This is the most often asked question regarding power inverters, and is...

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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?

  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%...

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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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Lithium Batteries: What Size Inverter Can I Use?

Lithium Batteries: What Size Inverter Can I Use?

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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