DC to DC Chargers: When is bigger better?

QUESTION I read your previous column that compared the recharge performance of an Intelligent Solenoid system against your very own 25A DC-DC charger. In the same editorial, you mentioned that the results would differ if a 40A charger were used. Well, I’ve got my heart set on a DC-DC setup, purely because I like the …

PART 1: How to CONNECT a solar panel to a dual-battery system

Whether you’re a weekend camper or long-haul overlander, there’s no denying the convenience of a solar setup. Aside from having free energy to power your camping fridge, a solar panel can also be used to maintain your auxiliary battery for optimum service life. With this in mind, here’s a basic guide on how to connect …

STILL STANDING: NATIONAL LUNA FRIDGES BACK IN PRODUCTION

They say that good news travels fast, but bad news travels faster. Well, this is certainly true of our Facebook page. For more than 3-years, National Luna has been developing an entirely new range of fridges equipped with superior insulation and an all-new compressor. We named it ‘The Legacy Range’; and, in October last year, …

WHAT IS THE BEST DUAL-BATTERY SYSTEM FOR YOUR 4X4?

The 4×4 travel market has no shortage of hot debates and shootout tests. Whether it be vehicles in a comparison, or tyres, suspension, fridges, winches, or even camping pots for that matter, people want to know what works “best”. However, there’s one subject that many overland travellers are generally keen to steer clear of, and …

DC-DC Portable Power Pack With MPPT Solar Regulator

For more than 15 years, our Portable Power Pack (dubbed: The Grey Box) has served the 4×4 community and outdoor market as a mobile source of power as well as a stand-alone dual-battery system.   More recently, in 2017, we developed a stripped-down version of our Portable Power Pack, forgoing the dual-battery solenoid and opting …

The World’s Most Popular Camping Fridge

The decision to buy a new camping fridge often starts with the question of, “What size volume should I get?” Next, you will probably look at…   Value: What features does the fridge offer? Build Quality: How long will the fridge last? Back Up Service: How well is the product supported?   However, ‘What size?’ …

What’s NEW at National Luna?

PRESS RELEASE It was back in the early 1990s that National Luna won a tender to produce 12V vaccine fridges for the World Health Organisation. In response to that initial design, they later developed the first ever 12V camping fridge-freezer combination, and have since then added many more industry firsts to the overland travel market. …

Why Your Auxiliary Battery Is Not Charging

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 auxiliary battery when I get to camp. On my most recent trip I spent anywhere between 3 to 4-hours …

13 Tips For Your 12v Camping Fridge / Freezer

1) Stack your frozen food in the order that you’re going to eat it, and (if possible) open the freezer only once a day to take what you need. This will reduce the lid’s opening time, and the fridge’s overall power consumption. 2) Defrost your meat by placing it in the fridge compartment the night …