5 Major Advantages of Using Solar Panel Kits

If you’re considering adding solar to your boat or RV, you’re probably wondering where to start. There are so many options for panels, charge controllers, inverters, and more. It’s hard to know which components you actually need to buy. Luckily, solar panel dealers have realized this and created handy solar…

How to Find a Lithium Battery Installer You Can Trust

Switching over or upgrading your RV or boat’s electrical system to lithium batteries can be an exciting time. But it can also be nerve-wracking to find a battery installer nearby that you trust. Many owners are understandably wary of plunking down a big chunk of change for sensitive work using…

What Is a Shunt Used for in Electrical Systems?

A shunt, or shunt resistor, is integral in many electrical systems — especially those with battery monitors. They allow you to accurately measure the electrical current in real-time, enabling your monitoring system to do its job. But how exactly does a shunt work? And why is it so important to…

What Is a Solar Powered Air Conditioner?

Off-grid lifestyles are becoming more and more popular, but with hotter summers, lots of people ask a great question: How does one stay cool off-grid? Sure, it’s great to be disconnected from the grid but what happens when it’s 100 degrees outside?  This is where solar-powered air conditioners come in.…

Solar Panel Maintenance Guide: Maintain and Repair Your Solar Investment

As solar power has rapidly advanced in recent decades, it’s become one of the most popular off-grid or renewable energy choices. After all, it’s relatively affordable, usable in most locations, and environmentally friendly. But like every other crucial home or RV system, maintenance is part of keeping your solar panel…

How to Tell If a Fuse Is Blown in Your RV, Van, or Boat

A blown fuse can ruin your day before it even starts. Your RV, van, or boat might stop working if you blow a fuse. You might notice lights that stop working, for example. But how can you tell if a fuse is blown and it isn’t some other issue? In…

What Are Cold Cranking Amps?

Have you come across the term cold cranking amps when looking at batteries? What is this metric and when is it important? Today we answer all these questions, so bundle up as we take a closer look at this energy concept and what it means for your battery.  What Are…

What Causes Battery Terminal Corrosion (and How to Avoid It)?

Battery terminal corrosion is an all-too-common problem. But what causes it? And how can it be avoided? We’re taking a closer look at what you need to know about battery corrosion, avoiding it, and cleaning up when it strikes. What Causes Battery Terminal Corrosion? Corrosion is a problem that occurs…

What Are the True Benefits of Renewable Energy?

In the past few decades, renewable energy has gone from a niche idea to an integral part of the world’s power systems. But for many average electric users, the source of their energy may not be apparent — nor the benefits of using clean, green renewables instead of traditional fossil…