What Is Voltage Drop and How To Calculate It

Whether you’re designing a 120-volt electrical system for your house or a 12-volt system for your RV, it’s critical to understand what voltage drop is and how to calculate it. Correctly calculating the voltage drop…

What Is A Lithium-Ion Battery?

Lithium-ion batteries provide many advantages to those who make the upgrade. Everyone wants the longest-lasting and fastest-charging battery available. There has been incredible growth in the lithium-ion battery industry globally, and consumers are the benefactors.…

What’s The Difference Between Wiring Batteries in Series Vs. Parallel?

Understanding the difference between wiring batteries in series vs. parallel is critical if you have a multiple battery system. How you connect your batteries will determine how they perform in different applications. Let’s look closer…

Lithium Battery Basics: What’s Inside A Lithium-Ion Battery?

Lithium-ion batteries are everywhere these days. They’re in your phone, your computer, and perhaps even your car or RV. But what is a lithium-ion battery? Furthermore, what’s inside of a lithium-ion battery that allows them to power…

What Is An MPPT Charge Controller?

The most basic functionality of a solar power system is solar panels collecting energy from the sun and storing it in batteries so that you can use it whenever you’d like. However, you can’t simply…

What is a Battery Monitor and Why Do You Need One?

You can make many upgrades to your battery system, but one of the simplest and most useful is adding a battery monitor. Let’s take a look at what a battery monitor is and how it…

What Is An RV Battery Inverter?

If you want to dry camp in your RV (or camp without electrical hookups), an RV battery inverter will go a long way to make that experience easier. These devices are becoming more popular, but…

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…