Batteries, Electricity, Solar

Chapter 12: Dual Battery Systems

My introduction to dual battery systems came from “Overlanding”. A community of self-reliant adventurers who travel to remote destinations. While expedition is defined as a journey with a purpose, overlanding sees the journey as the purpose. While a dual battery system isn't necessary for a stationary off-grid setup; it is a near necessity when providing… Continue reading Chapter 12: Dual Battery Systems

Batteries, Electricity, Solar

Chapter 8: Solar Charge Controllers

Solar Charge Controllers are specialized battery chargers that regulate the energy produced by solar panels, while charging the battery bank. While solar charge controllers come in a vast range of prices, power ratings and features, they all fall into one of two basic categories: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT). PWM (Pulse… Continue reading Chapter 8: Solar Charge Controllers