As technomads - our mobile electrical systems are the lifeblood of our various nomadic homes. After all - we need to keep all this technology powered up somehow. And while stock RV and boat electrical systems are often perfectly useable (if somewhat limited) - whenever we … [Read more...] about Tour of our Boat’s Electrical System – Solar, Lithium & Inverters!
Lithium Ion Batteries
We're currently driveway surfing with friends in coastal Georgia, where it's pretty darn hot (and crazy humid!) as the summer fast approaches. They only have a 15A power outlet on a front porch available for us to plug a long extension cord into, which for many RVs would … [Read more...] about Running an RV AC off Solar, Batteries, and a Hybrid Boosting Inverter
Oct 31, 2016 Update: Telsa just recently announced the Powerwall 2, and we've started getting questions on it too. Here's our take on it: From an RVers perspective, I don't see any practical difference between the PowerWall 1 and PowerWall 2. The big change with the … [Read more...] about Tesla’s Lithium Powerwall – Awesome, But Not For RVs
One of the most unusual frequently asked questions we get asked out on the road: "How's your lithium batteries working out?" We've even had strangers come up to ask, occasionally without even saying hi first! But I get the curiosity. That we are using lithium … [Read more...] about Living the Lithium Lifestyle – 3.5 Year Lithium RV Battery Update
2015 Note: After our awesome 2014 experience documented below, we returned to Master Tech RV in Summer 2015 for a new paint job, hydronics installation, generator swap out and other projects. This time, after a year of getting to know Tim better across the country, we'd be … [Read more...] about Bus Projects: The Master Tech Marathon
A few people have asked if the Boeing Dreamliner being grounded over a lithium battery fire has given us any cause for alarm, considering our bus is also equipped with a lithium battery bank. Unfortunately, none of the media coverage of the Boeing Dreamliner issues have … [Read more...] about Lithium Dreams, Lined With Worry? (Response to Boeing Dreamliner Battery Fire)