Enerdrive Technical TipsWelcome to our Technical Tips page where we share some wise words about our products and other independent power knowledge.
Can I charge my lithium battery with a lead acid charger? This is a question we get asked every day by the general public. Lithium batteries are not like lead acid and not all battery chargers are the same. A 12v lithium LiFePO4 battery fully charged to 100% will hold...read more
I have a DC charger in my caravan, but it doesn’t seem to charge properly? With pretty much all new vehicles these days running smart alternators, the requirement for DC chargers has increased exponentially. The biggest problem we see with DC chargers not operating...read more
What’s the largest battery charger I can run on my 1kVA generator? This is another question we get asked regularly. Taking the most popular 1kVA generator on the market today (Honda EU10i), this unit can produce a maximum output (for a short period) of 1000Watts....read more
When Enerdrive Systems Designer, Cain Dixon bought a Jayco Swan camper a few years ago, it was a very well run down bit of kit. Over this time, Cain spent hours restoring the van back to it's former glory, but with an electrical system that would envy a $60K caravan...read more
This is a question we get asked all the time. The size of the inverter is really dictated by the loads that you want to run. Let’s say your largest load is a microwave. A typical microwave will draw between 900-1200w. With this load you would install a minimum of...read more
Are Your Batteries Constantly Going Flat? A large portion of DC power systems these days don’t come with any protection to stop the battery from being completely drained away when loads are running. Over discharging a battery can and will shorten its overall lifespan...read more