Your refrigerator isn’t cooling and you’ve checked everything you can on it. Don’t give up — there’s another possibility! [More] Is It the Refrigerator — or Bad Batteries?
Batteries & Charging Them
Having enough power on a boat is a combination of battery choice, monitoring, maintenance and charging.
Learn how not to have any amp-ogres aboard!
We live over 90% on solar power and did on our previous boat, too. It’s fairly easy on nice days in the middle of summer, but we do okay even on partially cloudy short winter days with just a little extra effort. [More] More From Your Solar Panels
How to get the most amp-hours in a bank of lead-acid batteries for a boat or RV. Two myths busted and other important information. [More] Upgrading Lead-Acid Batteries
Why it’s impossible for a solar power estimator to tell you precisely how much solar power you need. 14 things that may be different in the real world. [More] How Much Solar Power Do You Need?
We did a major upgrade on our solar charging and we now live almost totally on solar power. Here’s what we did (mostly DIY) and the cost. [More] Solar Upgrade
How do you add water on a monthly basis to batteries you can’t even reach? A battery watering system makes it easy! [More] Easy Battery Watering
Step-by-step instructions with pictures to install a Victron battery monitor, including reasons for having a battery monitor and why we chose this one. [More] Choosing and Installing a Victron Battery Monitor
A not-very-expensive battery tester that’s easy to use right in the boat with results comparable to a load tester! [More] Testing Batteries
Our four-step approach to power on our boat means that we have electricity for everything we want. [More] No Amp Ogres!
Your refrigerator is running all the time but nothing is really cold. Is it time to call in the refrigerator repairman? Or is it something else? [More] Refrigeration Problem? Or Bad Batteries?