Can You Charge a Laptop with Solar Power

Nowadays we’re so reliant on our smart devices like smartphones and laptops to go through our day and to work. This means that we are usually chained to a power source to make sure this device is juiced up for never-ending use. But how would you power these devices if you are off-grid or don’t … Read more

How many Watts do I need to trickle charge a 12-volt battery? 

Trickle Charging is the process of slowly recharging a lead-acid battery. This is done mainly to maintain the batteries as batteries discharge even while in storage.  It is derived from the word ‘trickle’ which means to flow or fall in drops or in a thin stream. Trickle charging is also referred to as Float Charging … Read more

Can You Use a Car Battery for Home

Car batteries power up a number of components in the car. These include headlights, ignition systems, electronic devices like GPS navigation, audio system, and more. However, the main consumer of a car battery is the ignition system that needs the power in order to start the car. Once the car is running the battery is … Read more

Is a 200 Ah Enough for Off-Grid Home

Gone are the days of propane or gasoline-powered generators to supply homes with electrical power. They’re noisy, polluting, and can’t be depended on as was demonstrated by a recent hurricane in the east. They’re also incredibly expensive costing from $1,500 to $20,000 each. Fortunately, there is an alternative power source that’s more reliable, less expensive, … Read more

How Long Will a LiFePO4 Battery Last

Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have become a popular choice for off-grid applications. They are light, compact, and can be used in almost any application. They also have a much higher energy density than lead-acid batteries, which means that they can store more power in a smaller space. This makes them ideal for storing energy … Read more

How Many Amp-hours in a Marine Battery

Whether you’re living off-grid, camping, or even boating, the battery is of utmost importance – especially when you’re in a rough-terrain environment. Marine batteries have an endurance level and can be an effective power source under mild to extremely heavy loads. Marine Batteries come in all shapes and sizes. The size of the battery really … Read more

How Long to Charge a Car Battery

All cars require a certain amount of power in order to start. That power is provided by the battery. The battery also provides enough power to run the lights and other accessories in the car while it is running.  Now car batteries lose their charge naturally even if your car is just sitting in your … Read more

How to Charge a Deep Cycle Battery

A deep-cycle battery is a battery designed to be regularly discharged to a large extent, compared to starter batteries used in vehicles which are only discharged in huge bursts for a small period of time. Deep-cycle batteries are used in vehicles such as golf carts and forklifts, as well as wheelchairs, solar energy systems, and … Read more

Is a 100-Watt Solar Panel Enough to Charge a 100 Ah Battery

The sun is a great source of clean energy. What’s even better is that you can store this energy in batteries – making it available anytime, anywhere. Depending on the size of the system can be used for anything from lighting up your backyard to providing reliable electricity in off-grid homes.  Solar batteries are the … Read more

What Can a 60-watt Foldable Solar Panel Power

If you’ve ever gone camping, hiking, or just wanted to experience life off the grid, one of the best ways to do this is through solar power. Solar power allows us to use minimal amounts of electricity that can run many portable devices.  A 60 Watt Solar Panel Kit is lightweight and foldable for easy … Read more