Power for an RV

When we were getting the campervan built I wanted to make sure that we would have enough power to be able to run all of our gadgets and toys.

To start with I asked for 3 120W solar panels on the roof and 2 200Ah batteries, I also had 2 outlets wired seperatly to the rest of the campervan with a plug in my battery compartment so i could plug it into an inverter that I was going to install.

After a few months on the road I decided that we needed 2 more 120W solar panels on the roof and another 110Ah battery.

Unfortunately, that meant my solar regulator was too small and did not like being overloaded. I upgraded my 30A regulator to a 60A MPPT regulator. The MPPT regulators are a lot more efficeint than a normal regulator and can increase your solar input by up to 30%.

Over the past couple of months I have been changing blown light globe for new LED lamps, i have done this because our kids love to read all night long and the downlights on their beds drain the batteries quite a lot so now with LED lamps the power use is about a tenth of what it was with normal globes.

I now have an anderson plug from the car to the campervan so we can charge the campervan batteries from the car while we are driving.

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