Batteries

DIY Solar – Charging a Golf Cart with a Solar Panel

We’re here to demonstrate how you can charge a 36V or 48V golf cart battery bank with a single solar panel using Genasun’s GV-Boost solar charge controller. Unlike most solar charge controllers, the GV-Boost increases the voltage and decreases the current at…
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Trojan Battery Interview PT 2 – Smart Carbon

We recently sat down for Part 2 of our interview with Jeff and Stacy from Trojan Battery Company to talk about the latest battery technology – smart carbon. Watch Part 1 of our interview. Can you give us an idea of what smart carbon is and what its advantages…
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Trojan Battery Interview – Part 1

We recently sat down with Jeff and Stacy from Trojan Battery Company to talk a little bit about the history and applications of Trojan Batteries. Can you give me a little bit of history of Trojan Battery, where it is and how it…
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Solar Panels for RV

Solar Panels for RV

Summer is here, and it’s time to dust off that RV and start planning your next road trip! Perhaps you were wondering if solar panels for RV use would make sense. In this blog we cover how to size a solar panels system for your RV, including the inverters, batteries and solar charge controller.

Snowstorm Jonas and Backup Solar Power

Regrets and Winter Storms; I’ve Had a Few There’s nothing quite like an approaching storm to make you rethink some of your past decisions. “I’ll be cool with this snazzy rear wheel drive sports car”, “No need to replace my…
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DC Coupling – Another Way to Add Backup Power to Grid Tie Solar

DC Coupling as a New Alternative to AC Coupling Three years ago, we wrote a blog about adding deep cycle batteries to your existing grid tie solar system with AC Coupling.  It was the best way at the time to convert a…
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Deep Cycle Batteries - Part 2

Understanding Deep Cycle Batteries – Part 2

We went over the basics of deep cycle batteries in an earlier blog, Understanding Deep Cycle Batteries – Part 1. Now let’s go a little deeper into understanding the terms used when describing actually using the batteries, charging and discharging…
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