National Luna Distribution Boxes

A previous blog post covered the pros and cons of a portable dual-battery system versus an installed unit. Aside from portability being the most apparent advantage, one of the main benefits of a battery-box system is its feature-filled control panel, boasting: USB ports Power sockets Solar input (model dependant) A quick-connect coupling for our 220V …

Which Battery Box Solution Is Best For You?

While the benefits of a portable-battery system are seemingly obvious (mobility around camp, backup household use, and an easy installation in your vehicle or trailer), deciding which portable system is best for you, isn’t always so clear. To help with the decision, here’s a breakdown of National Luna’s full range of class-leading battery boxes, starting …

What Size Camping Fridge Do I Need?

The decision to purchase a 12V camping fridge is invariably followed by another question: What size fridge do I need? While the answer may seem straightforward and/or limited to the size of your vehicle, the option of a single-compartment fridge, or a dual-control unit, does add some complexity to the decision. On that note, let’s …

Camping Fridge Power Consumption

PART2: HOW TEMPERATURE SETTINGS AFFECT YOUR CAMPING FRIDGE’S POWER CONSUMPTION In last month’s blog, we looked at how ambient temperatures affect your camping fridge’s power consumption. We did this by comparing the energy efficiency of a common camping fridge, where the internal temperature was set at 4ºC, and the ambient temperature was altered through 21ºC, …

How Much Power Does A 12V Camping Fridge Use?

PART 1 Knowing how much power your camping fridge uses is an important step in knowing how much battery energy you need. It also helps when calculating your required solar-panel size. While several factors affect your fridge’s energy use, ambient temperature is one of the most impactful. Other factors include: Your preferred temperature setting The …

National Luna’s New ‘Gen 2’ Portable Power Pack

Back in 2018, National Luna launched a new battery-box option which our customers nicknamed : ‘The Black Box’. The product featured a patented faceplate design that was a big leap forward from our original Portable Power Pack (Aka: The Grey Box) where the plug points are mounted on the side of the unit.   The …

Gift Ideas for the Adventure Family

PORTABLE ICE MAKER If you’re looking for a cool gift idea that never stops giving, look no further than our hugely popular Portable Ice Maker. Featuring a cycle time of just 6 to 13 minutes, the NL12 Ice Maker is capable of producing up to 12 kg of ice in a 24-hour period. And, unlike many …

Portable Power Solutions for Campers on the move

Although dual-battery systems have been around for many decades – commonly in the form of a manually operated switch – it was only until 1998 that the split-charging system was automated via an Intelligent Solenoid. A short while later, the market called for a portable version, one that could be recharged via a vehicle’s alternator, …

Fast Charge

Is it time to ditch your lead-acid battery for lithium-ion technology? While some overland travellers have migrated away from lead-acid batteries in favour of Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4), others are not yet convinced of the economics. Although it may be true that the higher costs of a LiFePO4 auxiliary battery make it harder to justify …

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