Frequently Asked Questions

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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How does an inverter work?

How does an inverter work?

So you want to know how an inverter works? You've come to the right place! We'll also talk you through what you need to know to conduct a proper installation for optimal performance. Firstly, an inverter is a piece of equipment that works by converts DC battery power...

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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

Enerdrive Unplugged – A Wealth of Knowledge at Your Fingertips: Before you jump into our explanation of charging a flat battery with an ePOWER charger, consider joining our community Facebook group – Enerdrive Unplugged. Designed to be an educational tool, you’ll find...

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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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How to connect batteries in series, parallel, or both

How to connect batteries in series, parallel, or both

How to: Connecting Batteries in Parallel, Series, or Both There are several things to consider when connecting batteries in parallel or in series to achieve the correct battery voltage or capacity for a particular DC installation.  By connecting batteries in series or...

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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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