Bristol Caravans

Considerations when you plan to go off-grid

Are you planning to take your Caravan, Motorhome or Campervan off-grid?
Fancy going off-grid, but a little nervous?
Need your leisure battery to last the whole trip?

If you are a keen explorer, Bristol Caravans want to ensure you get the most out of your Caravan, Motorhome or Campervan.

If you are considering installing an inverter, battery charger, or solar panel, contact us and request our short questionnaire to help us identify exactly what you need.

An example of an off-grid system:

How it works:

Without having 230v mains electricity, you will need alternative power solutions in its place. In the example above there is:

Lithium Battery –

Unlike other batteries Lithium (Li-on) batteries can re-charge hundreds of times and remain stable. In conjunction with your inverter, we recommend having a lithium battery. Due to inverters using a lot of energy, you must ensure you have a powerful battery. Having a lithium battery is the perfect solution because they have a higher energy density, a longer life, and the ability to maintain voltage even when heavily discharged.

B2B Charger –

A battery-to-battery (B2B) charger charges your leisure battery whilst the engine is running. It also takes spare energy (supplied by the alternator) from the starter battery and uses it to charge the auxiliary battery / batteries in the same way that a 230v smart charger would.

B2B chargers are the perfect feature to an off-grid system. It not only ensures your leisure battery / batteries are fully charged, but prolongs their working life.

Solar Panel –

Solar panels are simple, the more light, the more power produced!

A Solar Panel is ideal for trickle charging your leisure battery. A charged leisure battery will power all of your 12v appliances. This includes your lighting, and water pump. Accessories can be run off the 12v system, however accessories will increase the rate at which the battery drains.

If you would like an estimate, please go to our contact page or phone 01454 612893.