Summer is coming. How to choose a battery for the caravan or boat?

The holiday season is slowly but surely approaching. The warm weather makes it very tempting to go on a roadtrip with the caravan, or perhaps a boat trip to the reservoirs. Take your experience a little further and use solar energy to power your caravan or boat. Here are a few ways solar-powered batteries can help you.

1. Independent power source

Solar batteries allow you to run the electrical devices in your vehicle independently without having to rely on access to the power grid. You can therefore use electricity even in remote areas where no power supply is available.

2. Charging while driving

If you have solar panels on the roof of your caravan or boat, you can charge the batteries while driving during the day. So it’s an efficient way to get and store energy that you can use later when you need it – for lighting, running appliances, charging mobile devices, etc.

3. Energy storage

As it happens sometimes during the summer days we sometimes get rainy weather. In such cases, batteries come in handy, as you can use the stored energy on these days. So you don’t have to worry about your energy supply on cloudy days.

How to choose the right battery?

When choosing the right battery for your boat or caravan, you should consider the following aspects:

  • Battery capacity: capacity is given in ampere hours (Ah) and represents the amount of energy the battery can hold. In general, the larger the capacity of a battery, the more power it will provide. So consider what you will use the energy for and how long you want the battery to last without charging. Our experts recommend:
    • LiFePO4 12V 105A battery
    • LiFePO4 12V 280Ah battery
  • Battery voltage: batteries are also distinguished by their voltage. In caravans and boats, batteries with a standard voltage of 12 V are often used. However, don’t be afraid to consult an expert about your specific needs.
  • Battery type: the most common type is lithium batteries, which are lighter, have a higher energy density and longer life. However, you can also find, for example, lead-acid batteries on the market. However, these do not last as long.
  • Size and weight: some models can be spacious and heavy. So when choosing, also consider the dimensions and weight of the battery.
  • Solar charging: last but not least, make sure that the battery is compatible with the solar system you will be using. We can help you with that too.

When choosing the right battery for your boat or caravan, be sure to consult an expert who can recommend the best solution and advise you. Don’t hesitate to contact us, we understand batteries from A to Z.