Battery monitoring

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Battery monitoring

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Everyone knows that a defective battery can ruin a weekend or trip in RV especially since many caravaners wish to have more energy autonomy. That’s why we have focused on finding superior quality products. So, we offer you Trojan batteries, which are highly efficient and low-maintenance, and monocrystalline Kyocera 140w solar panels with a maximum load capacity of 7.8 amps/hour.

6V vs 12V batteries

RVs are all sold with one 12V battery to start the engine and one for the cabin. Why is that? For the price! Yes, RV manufacturers want to save on production costs. 12V batteries provide much more amperage in a short period of time and are rapidly rechargeable. That’s why we use this type of battery to start the vehicle. As for 6V deep-cycle batteries for golf-cart type vehicles, they have a larger long-term energy capacity and a better lifespan. Therefore, 2 6V batteries connected in series (6+6=12) are equivalent to 2, 3, 4 12V batteries, depending on the type of battery used.

Difference between monocrystalline and polycrystalline solar panels: 

The big difference between polycrystalline and monocrystalline cells is in their sensitivity to light. In fact, monocrystalline solar panels will work in low sun conditions -meaning cloudy and overcast weather- whereas polycrystalline solar panels will not deliver current in these conditions. In addition, polycrystalline solar panels do not withstand being blocked by shadow. Photovoltaic cells, being connected in series, will stop providing energy if obstructed. Monocrystalline solar panels have no such difficulty. Even if shadowed by a tree branch (which often happens with RVs), monocrystalline solar panels will continue to provide energy.