BUILD A BOX & CUSTOMISE YOUR OWN POWER NEEDS

A well-known bumper sticker reads, “Camping: where wealthy people spend a fortune to act homeless.” Love it or hate it, the sticker does raise an interesting question about camping equipment, namely: how do you define necessity over luxury? Obviously, that question will depend on the individual, but generally speaking, most of us appreciate that space …

Dual Battery Facts & Fables

IF YOUR AUXILIARY BATTERY ISN’T PLUGGED IN TO A NATIONAL LUNA INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE CHARGER, IT MIGHT LET YOU DOWN WHEN YOU’RE FAR FROM HOME… A recent survey revealed that most people with a dual-battery system in their vehicle believe that driving for a few hours will restore power to their auxiliary battery. It seems many …

Is a 12V camping fridge really worth it?

At some point in your camping ‘career’, you may find yourself yearning for a 12V portable fridge. However, at a cost of ten thousand rand or more, there’s a good chance that your future outdoor fridge will cost more than your household unit – which you use every day!   Likewise, at this price, a new …

Balance Of Power

ON-BOARD DUAL BATTERY SYSTEMS VS. PORTABLE POWER PACK Camping technology has evolved radically over the years, but nothing has revolutionised our outdoor way of life quite like the portable fridge / freezer. The ability to keep food cold for an indefinite period has not only changed our camping experience, but also given us the option …

Dual battery diagnostics & why you need a 220V charger

If your dual-battery system isn’t working, don’t blame the system itself. You may just need a good maintenance charger… Question: My dual-battery isn’t charging. I had a solenoid system installed in my 4×4 just over a year ago. The setup seemed to work fine the first time, but now there’s very little power in my …