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How Does A Solar Generator Work?

How Does A Solar Generator Work?

Solar generators are a great green way to power your appliances off-grid. Solar generators also have the benefit of not requiring fuel to keep you powered.  Solar generators collect energy through solar panels and convert the DC power to AC power and store it in a battery bank to power your devices. Solar generators have […]

Is synthetic oil good for generators?

Is synthetic oil good for generators?

Generators require oil to keep the components working without undue wear and tear.  Synthetic oil can be used in generators. Synthetic oil can withstand greater temperature fluctuations and may extend the life of older generators. Be sure to read the manual of your generator to purchase the correct oil weight for your generator.  Most generators […]

How To Charge A Scooter Battery Without A Charger

How To Charge A Scooter Battery Without A Charger

If you have lost or damaged your scooter battery, this temporary charging solution should keep you rolling until the replacement arrives.  After ordering a replacement, read the specifications on your battery. Find out your battery’s voltage and match a charging device with the same voltage. Choose a slow charge to avoid potentially damaging your battery […]

Are my solar panels draining my batteries at night?

Do Solar Panels Drain Batteries at Night?

Solar panels can drain the power from your battery bank at night if you do not have a charge controller installed correctly or a problem with the writing and grounding of your solar setup. Start by ensuring that your solar panels and battery bank are wired correctly, then check that your charge controller is functioning. […]

What Size Generator Will Run A Home Freezer

What Size Generator Will Run A Home Freezer?

We are having a round of snow storms in my part of the country and we just had to run on our gas generator for 5 days!  We were comfortable, but I was quite glad to have the generator.  When you are reading generator specifications, how will you know if your generator can run your […]

Can Power Banks Explode  

Can Power Banks Explode?  

My dad is a generator electrician, he has spent years working on large batteries and backup power supplies for a military base. He would come home with holes in his shirts from battery acid. As we were planning a solar set up for our Skoolie, I asked him about the dangers of batteries exploding and […]

Can You Overcharge A Battery With A Solar Panel

Can You Overcharge A Battery With A Solar Panel?

Batteries are so expensive, and you do not want to damage them when you attach them to a solar panel.  Solar panels can overcharge your batteries if you do not have an adequate charge controller. It is important to match all your components in a solar setup. Be sure to contact experts or manufacturers when […]

Can Solar Chargers Damage Batteries Overcharging and Overheating

Can Solar Chargers Damage Batteries? Overcharging and Overheating

Solar charging is a great way to keep electricity to your devices when you are away from a power grid. Once you make the switch you will be relying on your batteries to stay charged. How can you protect batteries while solar charging? When charging batteries with a solar panel you will need a charge […]

Can I Connect a Solar Charger Directly To a Battery

Can I Connect a Solar Panel Directly To a Battery?

When you set up a solar system the normal setup is a panel connected to a charge controller connected to a battery to store the power.  Connecting a solar panel directly to a battery will almost certainly result in too much voltage being passed from the panel to the battery. When excess power is passed […]

Do Solar Chargers Need Direct Sunlight

Do Solar Chargers Need Direct Sunlight?

The idea of using solar is so exciting, you can generate your own power wherever you are. When I started really considering the possibility of using solar a few things made me pause.  Solar panels charge in proportion to the amount of sunlight. The angle of your panel to the angle of the sun is […]

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How Does A Solar Generator Work?

How Does A Solar Generator Work?

Solar generators are a great green way to power your appliances off-grid. Solar generators also have the benefit of not requiring fuel to keep you powered.  Solar generators collect energy through solar panels and convert the DC power to AC power and store it in a battery bank to power your devices. Solar generators have […]

Is synthetic oil good for generators?

Is synthetic oil good for generators?

Generators require oil to keep the components working without undue wear and tear.  Synthetic oil can be used in generators. Synthetic oil can withstand greater temperature fluctuations and may extend the life of older generators. Be sure to read the manual of your generator to purchase the correct oil weight for your generator.  Most generators […]

How To Charge A Scooter Battery Without A Charger

How To Charge A Scooter Battery Without A Charger

If you have lost or damaged your scooter battery, this temporary charging solution should keep you rolling until the replacement arrives.  After ordering a replacement, read the specifications on your battery. Find out your battery’s voltage and match a charging device with the same voltage. Choose a slow charge to avoid potentially damaging your battery […]

Are my solar panels draining my batteries at night?

Do Solar Panels Drain Batteries at Night?

Solar panels can drain the power from your battery bank at night if you do not have a charge controller installed correctly or a problem with the writing and grounding of your solar setup. Start by ensuring that your solar panels and battery bank are wired correctly, then check that your charge controller is functioning. […]

What Size Generator Will Run A Home Freezer

What Size Generator Will Run A Home Freezer?

We are having a round of snow storms in my part of the country and we just had to run on our gas generator for 5 days!  We were comfortable, but I was quite glad to have the generator.  When you are reading generator specifications, how will you know if your generator can run your […]

Can Power Banks Explode  

Can Power Banks Explode?  

My dad is a generator electrician, he has spent years working on large batteries and backup power supplies for a military base. He would come home with holes in his shirts from battery acid. As we were planning a solar set up for our Skoolie, I asked him about the dangers of batteries exploding and […]