Free Camping 101: Getting Started with 12V and Solar Basics


Before you buy anything 12V you should check out this episode! You know who else should listen to this one? Anyone that has a 12V system that came with their caravan or camper (especially if it was factory fitted!)

In this episode we cover:

How to work out how much battery storage you need?

What’s the most critical piece of equipment in a 12V solar set-up?

Why you can get a greater amount of charging from a smaller wattage folding solar panel than one mounted on top of your caravan/camper?

Why you can’t rely on the caravan charger to charge your battery when you’re plugged in to a 240V power-point?

The biggest mistakes people make related to their 12V set-ups?

Why inverters hardly sell anymore?!

A special thanks to Battery World for this episode. David, a Batteryologist from Battery World Lawnton, is an absolute wealth of knowledge and makes you appreciate how visiting their stores when getting set-up with 12V will save a lot of money in the long-run!

 

 

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Free Camping 101: Which Battery is Best Bang for Your Bucks?


Do you have a deep cycle battery? If you do (or are planning on buying one), then check out this interview.

Are the more expensive types of batteries worth it when you weigh up things like depth of discharge, longevity, etc… or are you better off replacing cheaper batteries more frequently?

What are the main mistakes people make with the care of their batteries?

How does temperature really impact your batteries?

What are the main pros and cons of AGM vs Gel vs Lithium batteries?

Which companies make the better batteries?

These are the questions we explore in this episode!

A special thanks to Battery World (www.batteryworld.com.au) for linking us up with David, a Batteryologist. When you listen to this guy, you’ll understand why they suggested him to speak to. These guys really know their stuff!

Check out A Big Peachey Adventure on Facebook for links to the battery brands mentioned in this episode

 

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