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Thanks to spiralling energy costs and the draws of a self sufficient lifestyle, many Australians are choosing to power their homes through off grid solar energy generation. For others, living in a remote location means connecting to the grid simply isn’t an option and generating power using the sun and wind becomes a necessity. While nearly a million Australian households already use solar panels to offset their electricity bills, completely disconnecting from your power company and... read more

June 17, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Beginner's Guide to Solar Batteries : Energy Storage and Battery Systems - Solar Batteries & Home Battery Energy Storage. Whether you own your own solar system or are new to the world of renewable energy, chances are you’ll have heard of solar batteries. Found in devices from calculators to large battery banks, the batteries store energy received from the sun through photovolactic cells. One thing all ... read more

May 28, 2014 | By KV-BatteryTeam| Comments

With a long service life and durable design, gel batteries are at the top end of battery design. The standard gel battery shares many properties with AGM deep cycle batteries while the 'tubular' gel battery is more commonly used in large scale, non-portable battery banks. Both types of gel battery consist of a ‘gelified’ electrolyte that sits between lead plates, making them non-spilling and safe to place on their side. This sealed design also reduces the risk of electrolyte evapora... read more

May 26, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Deep Cycle Batteries vs Conventional Car Batteries - What is the difference between Deep Cycle & Conventional Car Batteries ? Can you use a Car Battery for Solar & What are the best Solar Batteries for Solar Panels. AGM Deep Cycle Batteries (Absorbed Glass Mat Deep Cycle Batteries) and Conventional Car Batteries may both be lead acid batteries or ... read more

May 21, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Solar charge controllers, also known as solar regulators, are an integral part of any stand alone solar system. The average 12 volt solar panel produces between 12 and 21 volts, a level that would overcharge and damage a battery if transferred directly to it. Solar charge controllers work by regulating this voltage to a level that can safely charge batteries and run appliances. There are two main types of solar charge controller, the P... read more

May 7, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

While many of us are switching to clean energy options like portable solar panels when camping, it’s useful to have a generator handy in case of adverse weather conditions or emergency power needs. To help you find the best generator for your camping or boating trip, we’ve listed some important features to consider, as well as top tips from the Aussie Batteries & Solar experts. Backup Power Portable generators are great... read more

May 6, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

All About Power Inverters & DC to AC Solar Inverter Products & Power Inverters 12v to 240v for Battery Systems. Learn about Power Inverters for Camping & Off Grid Solar Power. Our range of 12V Invertres and Pure Sinewave Inverter chargers feature some of the best in class brands and our range of ... read more

April 28, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

How to choose the Best Marine Battery vs Deep Cycle Marine Battery: What’s the Difference? How to Choose a Deep Cycle Marine Battery for Your Boat. If you are a boating enthusiast, getting the best marine battery is a must. A Marine Battery can be the best source of power storage and backup and can run the various appliances onboard. For the best recreation and fishing experience, having the right marine battery is essential. When you’re thinking of buying a deep cycle marin... read more

April 22, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

We see solar panels every day, we might even have our own but not many of us can explain how sunlight turns into energy. The science behind solar power technology may seem complex but examining the process by which light is converted into electricity can help you get the most out of your panels, not to mention giving a renewed appreciation for the power of our sun. Read on to find out more about how solar power works and if you’re already an expert, take a look at our guide to ... read more

April 16, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments

Linking deep cycle batteries or solar panels is a topic the Aussie Batteries and Solar experts are often asked about. It’s hard to remember how to match terminals or which connections raise voltage, and not being informed can have disastrous results for your battery and equipment. Simply put, there are two options when it comes to linking circuits: either in parallel or series. The method ... read more

April 15, 2014 | By Nathan Gathercole| Comments