What Is An MPPT Charge Controller?

The most basic functionality of a solar power system is solar panels collecting energy from the sun and storing it in batteries so that you can use it whenever you’d like. However, you can’t simply connect your solar panels directly to your batteries and expect them to charge. To get…

What is a Battery Monitor and Why Do You Need One?

You can make many upgrades to your battery system, but one of the simplest and most useful is adding a battery monitor. Let’s take a look at what a battery monitor is and how it can help you get the most out of your battery system. What is a Battery…

What Is An RV Battery Inverter?

If you want to dry camp in your RV (or camp without electrical hookups), an RV battery inverter will go a long way to make that experience easier. These devices are becoming more popular, but many RVs still don’t come with one installed. What does it do? When do you…

RV Solar Panels: A Guide For Beginners

Solar panels atop RVs are all the rage. Everybody’s installing them. But what are RV solar panels? How do they work, what can they do for you, and are they worth the investment? Let’s find out! What Are RV Solar Panels?  In the 1800s, scientists observed something called the photovoltaic…

How to Use a Heat Pad with Battle Born Batteries

With the winter season and cold weather quickly approaching, the Battle Born Batteries team wanted to explain our heat pads and demonstrate their installation. We receive many calls about setting up and connecting the heat pad to our LiFePO4 batteries, so we decided to break down the process in detail.…

All About BMVs

Here at Battle Born Batteries, our sales technicians have noticed an increase in calls specifically about the Victron Energy BMV battery monitors. This blog post will help with everything you need to know about wiring, programming, charging and installation for your battery monitor. The Setup This post will focus on…

Why Should You Invest In Fuses For Your System?

Our technicians at Battle Born Batteries have recently spoken with many customers reporting a heat build-up at their fuse and fuse holders. We wanted to take a moment to share the importance of using high-quality fuses and fuse holders in your system.  What is a Fuse?  A fuse is an…

Setting up the EPEVER Solar Charge Controller

Recently, the Epever MPPT solar charge controller has become a popular option for many different customer applications ranging from RV, van and travel trailers to off grid and marine uses. It has an automatic system voltage recognition of 12 to 24 V, and an auto-saving function to remember settings. The…

Programming a Victron SmartSolar Charge Controller Guide

Here, at Battle Born Batteries, we offer a lot of products from Victron. They make high quality products and most of their components are configurable to work with our lithium deep cycle batteries.  In this guide we wanted to show all of you how to program a Victron SmartSolar controller.    What you will need to complete this programming – At least…