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How to Live Off The Grid - Going Off The Grid With Solar Power and Battery Storage in Australia. What you need to know. Looking for Solutions for Off Grid Solar Power. How to live off the grid in Australia without breaking the bank! Going off the grid with solar power has become cheaper than ever with many option... read more

May 6, 2015 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

For many campers, deciding how many batteries are needed to power their gear during camping trips can be challenging. Maybe you even experienced a few holidays where you regretted not taking a larger battery, or more batteries. On other occasions, you may have had larger deep cycle batteries when you could have used smaller ones. In this post, we share a simple formula to help you calculate an estimate of amp hours you need, so you won’t have to second guess yourself again. Some ke... read more

April 2, 2015 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Maintaining your deep cycle batteries is essential to ensure a maximum life span and to prevent damage. As such, it is important to detect battery problems at an early stage. Troubleshooting deep cycle battery issues is fairly easy to do yourself with the aid of a multimeter, volt meter, or watt meter. Inspecting your deep cycle battery The outside of deep cycle batteries can show early signs of failure. As such, troubleshooting battery problems can begin with a simple i... read more

March 4, 2015 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Powering your appliances while camping is not as challenging as you may think. While some people may choose to stay at a caravan park to use mains power, others may prefer to enjoy a more quiet and remote location. In these situations, you will be unable to run your gear through the grid and will have to set up your own system. How can you accomplish this? Three main ways to power your appliances away from mains are: solar panels, generators, and deep cycle batteries. Power your ap... read more

February 9, 2015 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

When you’re buying a new camping fridge , you’re most likely going to choose a fridge with the best efficiency rating. After all, you’d want your food to remain cold for the duration of your trip without constantly draining your batteries, or wasting all your money on petrol refilling your generator. However, you may have wondered if your unit is truly reaching its promised low temperatures. Or maybe you have noticed that your fridge requires a l... read more

January 21, 2015 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

When you’re on a camping trip for a few days, you want your appliances to run smoothly without any interruptions. You could connect them to your vehicle battery, but what if your gear draws too much power and leaves you stranded with a flat battery? You could always leave your engine running to prevent this, but that’s both a noisy and costly exercise. One solution is to charge your battery with portable solar panels or a generator. However, maybe you do not have any solar panels or a generat... read more

December 23, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Every day, researchers aim to improve existing solar cells or invent more efficient ones. With this rapidly expanding solar market, it can be challenging to choose the perfect mounted or portable solar panel that covers your needs: what’s the difference between the solar cells used, and is the one really better than the other? To make this choice a little easier for you, we will analyse three of the most common types of solar cells used today: monocrystalline, polycrystalline, and t... read more

November 12, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Myths have always been around, ranging from sacred cultural narratives to traditional stories and popular misunderstandings. Even in the world of solar and batteries, myths still exist and are believed to be true. Let’s bust some of the most common solar and battery myths today. Solar Panels: Myth: Solar panels don’t work on partly cloudy days Although typically solar panels generate more electricity on sunny days and with direct sunlight, they still operate ... read more

October 28, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

What is the Best Portable Fridge Freezer to Buy ? What is the Best Portable Fridge Freezer to Buy for Camping, Car, 4WD, RV, Marine or Caravans. Are you looking for the best portable fridge for your family or camping setup? One that can run from both your car battery and a normal electricity connection, ... read more

October 15, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

With such a large number of deep cycle battery terms out there, it can be difficult to decipher what everything means. We’ve put together an extensive list of over 40 common terms, with easy to understand descriptions and examples. Using our simple reference guide, you’ll always have the knowledge available at your fingertips to help you compare, understand and demystify any information on deep cycle batteries. The guide is broken up into a few main areas, and the terms that relate ... read more

October 1, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments