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Solar, Batteries, Inverters, etc.

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Our Victron CCGX control panel lets us see the power from sun, shore, and battery combining to keep us cool on a hot...

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We see the questions all the time - people wondering: What will it take to run an RV air conditioner off of solar power? We...

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We've seen it advised so many times on RVing groups and forums, if you want to boondock - you have to rely on propane for...

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Our 500 Amp Hour Lithium Bank - Weighing Just 141lbs! BTW - don't wear rings while playing with batteries! Bad Chris! One of the most...

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We get asked all the time: "How much solar power do I need?" But when I reply with - "Well, how much power do you...

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Heading towards Mono Lake, with solar on top. For those of you who have been paying close attention, you might have seen a little extra...

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This is the second post in our series researching adding solar power to our bus. For an introduction to the project, click here. And...

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Our first home on wheels - 16' T@B Clamshell. No bathroom.. but we had solar! I have been a fan of solar power as...

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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,...

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Zephyr's Battery Bay - 500Ah of Power! Has it been a year already? When we bought our bus last summer it had no house battery...

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There is an exhilarating yet exhausting game that every bus owner, RV owner, boat owner, and home owner will probably play at some point. Project...

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We've had a lot of requests for updates on our lithium battery system, but the truth is that it hasn't been getting much of...

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We are deep in the midst of a kitchen remodel this week, and we've been posting progress photos on our Facebook page as we...

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2012 Update:  This post was written based off our last RV - a 17' Oliver Travel Trailer that was designed for being off grid....

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Though we normally rely on our 200 watt solar system for power, one of the essentials in our technomadic toolbox is our small Honda...

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One particular frustration that has vexed me for over three years now is that there is no "official" way to power any MagSafe-equipped Apple laptops directly off of 12v power. But there is an alternative... Mike Lee of MikeGyver.com has made a business of taking genuine Apple MagSafe tips, and splicing them onto 12v compatible power supplies...