Episode 16: A Simple Solar Solution for Your RV

Avatar admin | January 10, 2018

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we're sharing our simple solar charging solution for our RV batteries. No installation required, and all of our trailer's 110V AC outlets are powered!

Filmed Oct. 22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in northwestern Utah.




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This post currently has 2 responses.

  1. Francois

    February 22, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    Can you expand why you need to turn off the breaker on the TT converter when unsing an inverter like you do?

    • admin

      February 22, 2018 at 11:32 pm

      Happy to! The way that I have that inverter powering our trailer, it’s powering everything — including the converter, which uses 110V AC power to recharge the trailer batteries when you’re in a campground with hookups, for example.

      Your converter doesn’t know the source of the AC power, it just knows it’s got juice. It doesn’t know that it’s actually coming from the batteries. So if left on, the batteries are actually charging themselves on a closed loop. This will cause them to overheat and eventually boil. Best case scenario is that you ruin your batteries; worst case is a fire.

      Turning off the breaker shuts off power to the converter. Does this help explain it?

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