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What Are AMP Hours

Battery AMP Hours (AH) Specification Defined The AMP Hour (AH) specification provides a measurement of battery capacity.  In other words, it is an indication of how much energy can be stored by the battery. A typical Amp Hour specification might…
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12v (Battery), 12v Electronics / Devices, Electrical, Generator, Hydro, LPG/Propane/GAS, Off-Grid, Off-Grid (Boon-docking), Power, Review / Comment, Shore Power (Utility), Solar, Wind

Fuse vs Breaker

Today I switched my 100 amp Fuse for a 150 amp Breaker… I did so for one reason – the breaker gives me the ability to quickly and easily disconnect my Charge Controller from the battery bank. I also have…
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12v (Battery), 12v Electronics / Devices, Electrical, Off-Grid, Power, Review / Comment, Solar

WindyNation Solar Panel PV MC4 Connector In-Line Fuse Holder w/ Fuse 30A

Video | Manual | Review | Sourced From Amazon | purchased this item on April 16, 2019 Solar Panel PV MC4 In-Line Fuse Holder w/ Fuse 30A Each unit includes 1pc MC4 Fuse Holder + 1pc Fuse. For example, the 10pcs option…
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12v (Battery), 12v Electronics / Devices, Review / Comment, Solar

Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Battery Temperature Sensor

Video | Manual | Review | Sourced From Amazon | purchased this item on November 27, 2018 BMV-712 with Temp Sensor Built similarly and with all the functions of it’s predecessor, the BMV-702. Victron included a built-in bluetooth to it’s BMV-712…
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12v (Battery), 12v Electronics / Devices, Electrical, Hydro, Off-Grid, Power, Review / Comment, Solar, Wind

Renogy 12 Volt Solar Premium Kit(100D) (400W-40A RVR)

The Renogy 400W 12V Premium Kit $889.99 VertaMax PURE SINE WAVE 3000 Watt (6000W Surge) 12V Power Inverter $487.99 WindyNation 4pcs 100 amp-hour 100AH 12V 12 Volt AGM Deep Cycle Sealed Lead Acid Battery $850.99 Renogy 30A MC4 Waterproof in-Line…
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12v (Battery), Electrical, Off-Grid, Power, Review / Comment, Solar

Understanding Battery Charging Stages

Having trouble understanding battery charging stages? Batteries are confusing. To add further complication to the mix, your solar charge controller or inverter/charger (with generator) has several stages of charging. Understanding each stage can help you protect and prolong the life…
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12v (Battery), Hydro, Review / Comment, Solar, Wind

How Does Electricity Work In An RV

RVs can be run from both DC power as well as AC power.  DC stands for direct current and AC stands for alternating current. The grid runs off of AC power and vehicles run off of DC power. DC power…
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120v/240v, 12v (Battery), 15/20amp, 30amp, 50amp, Electrical, Generator, Hydro, LPG/Propane/GAS, Off-Grid, Review / Comment, Shore Power (Utility), Solar, Wind

Project “Build A Solar Battery Bank Monitor”

Purpose The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how to build a battery bank monitor from individual components. I have a battery bank monitor (Victron BMV-712 Battery Monitor with Battery Temperature Sensor), but this only tells me the state…
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12v (Battery), Camping, Electrical, Hydro, Off-Grid, Off-Grid (Boon-docking), Power, Review / Comment, Solar, Wind

Solar Power (Alternative Off-Grid) Systems Information on RV’s

RV Solar Batteries, Inverters, Converters, and Mounts An “RV system” (small boat and cabin systems are practically identical) can mean different things to different people. It might be just a small 5-watt panel that keeps the battery charged up between…
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12v (Battery), Camping, Electrical, Generator, Hydro, LPG/Propane/GAS, Off-Grid, Off-Grid (Boon-docking), Power, Review / Comment, Solar, Wind