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Will My Sat Nav Work In Europe?

Standalone sat navs have made it possible for US travelers to Europe to bring their navigation systems with them. While some have pre-installed maps, you can also conveniently download these maps and routes using Wi-FI. The kit usually has a bracket and suction cup for easy attachment and transfer from one hired car to another….

Will An Inverter Run A Portable Air Conditioner In An RV

In the summer months, portable air conditioners provide fast and effective relief from hot temperatures indoors. In some spaces, such as RVs, trailers, or off-grid buildings, inverters are used for powering electrical devices like portable AC. Will an inverter run a portable air conditioner? Inverters can run portable air conditioners, they come in different sizes…

Best Portable Air Conditioner For Enclosed RV And Trailer

Small spaces like enclosed trailers and RVs heat up quickly when the outside temperature is high. Using a portable air conditioner can be a simple and effective way to cool down the space. The best portable air conditioner for an enclosed trailer or RV must possess certain qualities. Due to the limited space in these…

How Long Will An Inverter Run A Fan?

The air from fans is invaluable in clammy weather and hot summers. They are a blessing for RV and boat traveling as they can dry an area out or help you keep cool. But you need to ensure you know more about your fan and inverter to get the most out of it. The first…

Can A 12V Power Supply Charge A Car Battery?

There are days when we absent-mindedly leave the keys in the ignition, and the car battery is discharged. That’s the point we contemplate if an old 12v 4A laptop charger or 16v power supply could charge the battery enough for one crank. Are they adequate? Is it dangerous? So, can a 12v power supply charge…

Can An Inverter Be Mounted Vertically?

For travel and camping enthusiasts, power is one of the most limiting challenges of off-grid ecstasy. Compared to shore power or generators, a power inverter is a better and easier way to generate uninterrupted power in an RV or camper. Can an invertor be mounted vertically? Inverters can be mounted vertically as long as there…

How To Remove Ethanol From E10 Fuel

E10 is an unleaded petrol blend that contains 9% to 10% bioethanol. You can remove ethanol from E10 (or other blends) by phase separation – adding enough water and letting the mixture sit, which causes ethanol + water to settle at the bottom. There is some work involved, but it can be done. To be clear,…

Does E10 Petrol Have A Shelf Life?

Ever wondered if petrol has a shelf life? Well, it does, and it may not sit on the shelf as long you think. In fact, petrol starts degrading from the get-go. After a month or two, the degradation starts affecting the fuel and vehicle. Much of this confusion relates to E10 petrol. E10 is the…

Will A Lawnmower Run On E10 Fuel?

There has been a recent shift from E5 to E10 as the new standard unleaded petrol in the UK. It is a measure to reduce carbon emissions from cars and other forms of transportation. This results in all filling stations selling unleaded E10 petrol with 10% renewable ethanol. So, will a lawnmower run on E10…

The Best Size Inverter To Run A TV, Fridge, And Air-Conditioner In An RV

A rock-solid inverter with the requisite ‘juice’ is definitely something you want to get right at the get-go. The wrong size will result in over-utilizing the generator power or draining out the RV battery. It’s better to understand the critical aspects before you buy an inverter. If it doesn’t live up to your needs, you…