What Does a Trickle Charger Do?

If you’re going to leave your batteries in storage for a lengthy amount of time, you should know about trickle chargers. They’re designed for just that: trickle charging your batteries. And they can be a game-changer when it comes to battery storage. But what exactly does a trickle charger do?…

How Do Batteries Work? You Might Be Surprised

We rely on batteries for almost every aspect of our lives. From our cell phones to our laptops to our RVs and cars, batteries quite literally power our mobile world. Because of this, it’s easy to take them for granted. But how do batteries actually work? What goes on inside…

What Is a Battery Isolator?

If you have a multi-battery system, you might be wondering how they should be connected together. After all, a benefit of having two or more batteries is the backup power. But how do you prevent one battery from accidentally draining your others? A battery isolator is the answer you’re seeking. …

What Is a Voltage Spike?

They can seriously damage or destroy your sensitive electronics — but they’re still relatively poorly understood even by some educated consumers. We’re talking about voltage spikes, an ever-present danger to any electrical circuit. So what exactly is a voltage spike, and what causes it? Most importantly, how can you prevent…

EXPLORIST.life Shows a Start-to-Finish DIY Lithium Electrical Install in a Camper Van 

Nate and Steph Yarbrough specialize in teaching people how to build the DIY camper of their dreams through their business, EXPLORIST.life. Initially, their “explorist” lifestyle started when they began a life of full-time travel in an RV and then later transitioned into a Sprinter van. As they shared their travels…

5 Geeky Lithium Battery Terms You Need to Know

Anyone who uses batteries for their home, RV, or boat knows that lithium batteries have revolutionized the power world in recent years. Unfortunately, they may not know much beyond that. Educating yourself about lithium battery basics can feel like learning a new language, especially for the less tech-savvy. But fear…

Battery Voltage Explained: What You Need to Know

Most batteries are classified based on their voltage. Whether it be a 1.5-volt AA battery, a 12-volt car battery, or a 24-volt deep cycle battery, battery voltage is a relatively common term. Nevertheless, it can be confusing to understand exactly what it means. There are a lot of common misconceptions…

What Is Energy? A Simple Definition Anyone Can Understand

It’s the force behind literally everything we do, from the power that comes out of your wall socket to the beating of our hearts. But it’s such a nebulous concept that many of us still ask, “What is energy, anyway?” It’s a question with both simple and complex answers. Let’s…

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…