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 …

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 …

Hoekom dit National Luna tien jaar geneem het om ’n GS-GS-dubbelbatterystelsel bekend te stel

AGTER DIE TYD Hoekom dit National Luna tien jaar geneem het om ’n GS-GS-dubbel batterystelsel bekend te stel. Ons het al die geskinder gehoor… “National Luna is agter die tyd. Hulle is vasgevang in die verlede. National Luna gebruik ou tegnologie.” Daar is dalk ’n bietjie waarheid in dié stellings, maar daar steek meer agter …

Stay in Charge

How to take care of your auxiliary battery With the Easter holidays behind us, there’s a good chance your auxiliary battery needs some maintenance. Permanent damage might even be happening to your battery as you read this! But don’t fret, there’s still time to save your battery and prolong its life. Here’s what you need …

Watter Dubbelbatterylaaiers Werk Die Beste?

Verlede maand het julle oor dubbel batterystelsels geskryf en net vinnig na dubbelbattery-laaiers verwys, spesifiek solenoïedstelsels versus GS-tot-GS-laaiers. Het julle enige raad vir my as ek ’n gesplete laaistelsel wil koop? Die debat oor watter stelsel die beste is (solenoïed of GS-tot-GS-laaiers) woed al jare lank. Ongelukkig doen baie verkeerde inligting hieroor die ronde, wat …

Which split-charging system is best?

Last month, we wrote about dual-battery selection and touched on the subject of split-charging systems, specifically solenoid systems versus DC-to-DC chargers. Before you rush off and make a purchase, we have some advice on split-charging systems. The debate on which system is best (solenoid or DC-to-DC) has been raging for years. Unfortunately, the subject is …