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What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

We receive questions almost daily about whether a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) can be used to charge an auxiliary battery or whether a DC to DC charger is required....

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What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

We receive questions almost daily about whether a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) can be used to charge an auxiliary battery or whether a DC to DC charger is required....

How much power does my inverter use?

How much power does my inverter use?

When sizing up a system people often ask how long they will be able to use a particular appliance before running their battery flat...

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

There are a few sellers out there claiming you can use your existing lead acid charger. The reality is that...

What Battery Do I Need?

What Battery Do I Need?

Your starter battery is not designed to be used to run a fridge or other auxiliary loads, so a second deep cycle battery is a must.  What type of battery...

What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

What is a VSR and can I use it to charge my battery?

We receive questions almost daily about whether a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) can be used to charge an auxiliary battery or whether a DC to DC charger is required....

How much power does my inverter use?

How much power does my inverter use?

When sizing up a system people often ask how long they will be able to use a particular appliance before running their battery flat...

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger?

There are a few sellers out there claiming you can use your existing lead acid charger. The reality is that...

What Battery Do I Need?

What Battery Do I Need?

Your starter battery is not designed to be used to run a fridge or other auxiliary loads, so a second deep cycle battery is a must.  What type of battery...

What Circuit Protection & Cable Size Do I Need For a DCDC?

What Circuit Protection & Cable Size Do I Need For a DCDC?

Any device that takes power from a battery must have circuit protection on the positive connection to the battery.  The circuit protection protects the cable from excess current being drawn,...

What DCDC Charger Do I Need?

What DCDC Charger Do I Need?

Any device that takes power from a battery must have circuit protection on the positive connection to the battery.  The circuit protection protects the cable from excess current being drawn,...

Can I run my airconditioner on solar?

Can I run my airconditioner on solar?

We get asked this question a lot. If you have a generator, sure you can run your airconditioner.  But if you're like us and prefer not to have the constant...

What is B&S/AWG and why is it so important to the output of your solar panels?

What is B&S/AWG and why is it so important to the output of your solar panels?

So you've bought yourself a panel. You've done the research and made sure it is actually the number of watts stated and not some fabrication by the manufacturer. That's it right?...

"You should only pay a dollar a watt for solar panels.”

Ok so this one is more a statement than a question, but it’s one we hear often. What if I was to tell you that while you think you might...

"I've seen some really cheap SunPower Flexible Solar Panels, what's the difference between theirs and yours?"

Each week Jason chats to people who are seeking clarification or understanding about their 12 volt set ups and what they can do to improve them.  From those who are...

WHY LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE (LIFEPO4)? ARE THEY WORTH IT?

WHY LITHIUM IRON PHOSPHATE (LIFEPO4)? ARE THEY WORTH IT?

Why LiFePO4 - Are they worth it? When we reached a stage in our business development where batteries were firmly on the expansion list, we embarked on a journey of...

WHAT INVERTER SIZE DO I NEED?

WHAT INVERTER SIZE DO I NEED?

INVERTER USE OFFROAD – CAN I RUN MY 230-VOLT APPLIANCES AND MY AIR CONDITIONING?   I come across this question in varying forms about a dozen times a week in...

“CAMPING ESSENTIALS” VS OPTIONAL ITEMS – 12 VOLT POWER

“CAMPING ESSENTIALS” VS OPTIONAL ITEMS – 12 VOLT POWER

Our Troopy recently turned 6 and ticked over 100,000 km.  After many less than clean Offroad trips during that time, it was ready for a full strip out.  So out...

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TRAVEL

Education and Travel

Education and Travel

I've seen a lot of posts lately about education and travel. Parents are understandably concerned that their children will "fall behind" or miss out on some crucial piece of their schooling lives.  Since being on the road I have been asked about homeschooling and what we do by almost every...

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Education and Travel

Education and Travel

I've seen a lot of posts lately about education and travel. Parents are understandably concerned that their children will "fall behind" or miss out on some crucial piece of their...

MURCHISON HOUSE STATION

MURCHISON HOUSE STATION

  Murchison House Station is located 12 km from the WA town of Kalbarri. The property is 350 000 acres and has a rich history spanning 150 years. We first visited...

LAKE TOWERRINNING – WA

LAKE TOWERRINNING – WA

Lake Towerrinning is located within the shire of West Arthur in the south west of WA, about an hours drive south-east of Collie and 3 hours drive from Perth. Boxing Day...

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