I have found some very
articles from both suppliers, and better still, from many
fellow recreational vehicle users.
I find these videos that I believe will be of particular interest to my
I will continue to add them to the list below.
Cheap (but NOT nasty) Chinese
Diesel Air heaters. Also called Parking Heaters, and Night
Aussie YouTuber John McK 47 gives a series of awesome demonstrations
and instructions, hints and tips on these very useful, inexpensive and
practical heaters. John not only explains how they work, and
best set them up, but he also tells us the best place to buy these and
how much we should pay ($200-$300) BTW he does not sell these, so no
barrow to push there folks. Personally I have used and fitted
myself and friends and family many of these units, from in the past
'branded' $2,500 ones, to now where I will only use the cheaper ones,
and I have found that the quality of the Cheap Chinese Diesel Air
heaters appears to as good and sometimes better than the hugely
overpriced ones IMHO.
Below is Part 1 of a series of
videos that John does, please check out his other videos too.
Electrical Systems – A Complete Guide and Wiring Diagram by a
YouTube icon. A
very well put together KombiLife episode, from one of my favorite
YouTube channels, explaining and demonstrating the required components
of a good camper/caravan/motorhome system for their situation, and it
will also help with the design and thought process of many other
situations. While it is not perfect, it is one of the best I have seen.
TESTING CABLE SIZE This
next one is a very
good and practical demonstration of why it is so very important to use
correct size cabling when charging batteries, and it is also well worth
keeping these results in mind when installing wire and cable at any
time, and for any purpose!
This video only goes for
3 ½ minutes, however Justin Lorrimer from the website and
YouTube channel “TRIP IN A VAN”, does a great job
in the real world of showing the effects of voltage drop and it's
dramatic effects on current transfer, and ultimately the effectiveness
of battery charging. So often systems do work, but they could
be working so much better if the correct cable size was used. Here
SOLAR PANELS, PARRALLEL or
SERIES? MPPT or PWM This
next video (7 ½ minutes) is also done by Justin and shows
again in a very good practical demonstration, why it is best in mobile
setups, to parallel Solar panels and NOT series
connect them! And also why (again in mobile use) PMW (Pulse
Width Modulation) is much better than the widely acclaimed MPPT
(Maximum Power Point Tracking)!