13 Tips For Your 12v Camping Fridge / Freezer

1) Stack your frozen food in the order that you’re going to eat it, and (if possible) open the freezer only once a day to take what you need. This will reduce the lid’s opening time, and the fridge’s overall power consumption. 2) Defrost your meat by placing it in the fridge compartment the night …

Stay in Charge

How to take care of your auxiliary battery With the Easter holidays behind us, there’s a good chance your auxiliary battery needs some maintenance. Permanent damage might even be happening to your battery as you read this! But don’t fret, there’s still time to save your battery and prolong its life. Here’s what you need …

Which split-charging system is best?

Last month, we wrote about dual-battery selection and touched on the subject of split-charging systems, specifically solenoid systems versus DC-to-DC chargers. Before you rush off and make a purchase, we have some advice on split-charging systems. The debate on which system is best (solenoid or DC-to-DC) has been raging for years. Unfortunately, the subject is …

Take A Load Off

6 overland solutions that will ease your camping life and help you explore further for longer.   ICE AGE Nothing has revolutionised our outdoor way of life quite like the 12V camping fridge. Gone are the days of melted ice and floating lamb chops; today, we’re able to run a powerful 12V fridge (at ice-cream-freezing …

Build A Box & Customise Your Own Power Needs

AUXILIARY BATTERY BOX   A well-known bumper sticker reads, “Camping: where wealthy people spend a fortune to act homeless.”   Love it or hate it, the sticker does raise an interesting question about camping equipment, namely: how do you define necessity over luxury? Obviously, that question will depend on the individual, but generally speaking, most …

Dual Battery Facts & Fables

IF YOUR AUXILIARY BATTERY ISN’T PLUGGED IN TO A NATIONAL LUNA INTELLIGENT MAINTENANCE CHARGER, IT MIGHT LET YOU DOWN WHEN YOU’RE FAR FROM HOME… A recent survey revealed that most people with a dual-battery system in their vehicle believe that driving for a few hours will restore power to their auxiliary battery. It seems many …

Creating the ultimate 12V LED camping light

Admittedly, we didn’t think much of LED technology when it first appeared in the outdoor market. At the time, we were one of the word’s largest manufacturers of 12VDC fluorescent lights, and it was clear that LEDs had a long way to go before they could rival the light quality of a good fluorescent.   …

Is a 12V camping fridge really worth it?

At some point in your camping ‘career’, you may find yourself yearning for a 12V portable fridge. However, at a cost of ten thousand rand or more, there’s a good chance that your future outdoor fridge will cost more than your household unit – which you use every day!   Likewise, at this price, a new …