After getting the A/C power mostly squared away and tested, it was time to tackle the 12V DC "house" power side of things. Most modern motorhomes actually have three discrete electrical systems powered by two separate sets of batteries. The first electrical system is to power the vehicle part
We are starting a four-part series on our major electrical components. In this series, we will share our research and thoughts as to why we selected REC BMS, the Victron Quattro inverter, the Victron Color Control GX, and the Victron Smart Solar MPPT solar charge controller. We will also go
We want to give a huge thank you to all the folks who take the time to provide feedback and advice on our build. Thank you! We read every comment and consider every idea. When folks bring up potential issues with safety, we pay particularly close attention. A couple of
When we purchased our bus, we knew that it had a 30 Amp shore power connection, but to be honest we were not exactly sure what that meant. We knew it was smaller than 50 Amp (you know because 30 is clearly less than 50), but we soon found out
Why would we want to know the RPMs on an engine with an automatic transmission? Besides keeping tabs on the engine, a tachometer can be very useful when using the jake brake down steep inclines. From what we read, they never installed tachometers at the factory and instead limit the
I began riding motorcycles when I was fifteen years old. And when I wasn't riding, I was reading about motorcycles.
There was one picture from Motorcyclist magazine that became etched in my mind. A Kawasaki ZX-7R motorcycle with a "chrome" frame. This is not the exact picture - I couldn't
In this post, we want to highlight how we make large (2/0) cables and introduce some of the tools we have really enjoyed using.
As discussed earlier, our Nissan Leaf 48 Volt module is comprised of 7 cells in parallel combined with 7 cells in series. This makes for