What Is A BMS (Battery Management System)?

Lithium-ion batteries have a lot of advantages over their lead-acid counterparts. They’re lighter, more efficient, charge faster, and have a longer lifespan. However, they’re susceptible to conditions that can damage the battery pack. Tapping into…

Amps, Volts, Watts: Differences Explained In Simple Terms

Amps, volts, and watts are three basic concepts you will repeatedly deal with when working on any electrical system. A fourth being resistance which is measured in ohms. It may seem overwhelming, but you don’t…

12V Battery Types: Which One Is For You?

When it comes to 12-volt battery types, the choice can seem a little daunting to those unfamiliar with battery technology. All 12-volt battery types are similar in that they provide power for your 12V electrical…

12V vs 24V: What’s The Difference In Battery Systems?

We all use batteries in typical day-to-day life. Whether it be in our remote control, watch, car, or RV, batteries are a part of our lives. Most of the time, we don’t need to think…

How Is Energy Stored in Batteries?

We use energy constantly – when we’re awake, when we’re asleep, no matter what we’re doing. We tend to take for granted how easy it is for us to obtain the energy required to power…

Energy, Power, and Charge: Why They Matter In Batteries

High school physics may teach us definitions and theories of energy, power, and charge, but why do they matter to RVers and other people living off-the-grid concerned with battery power and battery charge? Let’s dive…

What Is An Electric Fuse and Why Do They Matter?

Electric fuses are an integral part of almost all electrical circuits in our homes, vehicles, appliances, and components that we use every day. But what are fuses exactly? How do they function, and what is…

What Are Volts and Why Do They Matter?

We all use electricity every day (and night!) for many necessities, luxuries, and comfort items. Still, most of us are relatively unfamiliar with volts, amps, and watts, the basic electricity units. Volts are only one…

What Are Watts and Why Do They Matter?

How many watts does an RV refrigerator use? Which uses more watts – a conventional halogen light bulb or an LED bulb? How many watts of solar power do I need to run a fan…

What Are Amps And Why Do They Matter?

We all use power in our homes, our RVs, our boats, and more. We use power-hungry as we live, work, and travel. Whether we’re using it out of an outlet or off of batteries, it’s…