Welcome to Ray Cully's Lithium Camper Upgrade - Episode 2! In this exciting video, Ray takes us through the next stage of his camper trailer upgrade, installing the iTechworld battery charger range including the iTECHDCDC40 In-Vehicle Battery Charger, the iTECHCB40 240V Mains Battery Charger, and the 300W Solar Blanket with Raptor Skin.
Ray demonstrates how these innovative battery chargers work together to provide reliable and efficient power to his camper trailer, no matter where he goes. Whether he's on the road or camping off-grid, Ray can count on his iTechworld battery charger range to keep his lithium battery system fully charged and ready to go.
With his characteristic DIY expertise and attention to detail, Ray walks us through the installation process step by step, sharing his insights and tips for getting the most out of your own battery charger setup.
I am going to have reliable power and an efficient solar system for my RV camper trailer or caravan. My wife and I will be able to stay off the grid for longer periods of time. When choosing gear, my advice is to always choose a reputable brand that makes all the components for a complete end-to-end solution. This ensures that each component has been designed and tested to work well with the others, saving potential headaches in case of problems. Upgrades can be done piece by piece as the budget allows. As a starting point, the iTECH120X Pros are a drop-in solution that allows leveraging of the existing system, with upgrades possible later on.
I prefer Australian-made products and have opted for the iTechworld range, designed and developed by AWA, a family-owned company. This provides local support, an extensive warranty, and a solidly constructed unit at a reasonable price. The bc40 charger is ideal for times when access to 240 volts is available, and the smart onboard monitoring ensures correct voltage for the lithium batteries while protecting their longevity.
For the vehicle, a DC DC charger provides similar functionality, is easy to mount, and colour coded for easy installation. The Raptor coating on the solar panel is anti-reflective, UV and scratch-resistant, and easy to clean.
To have a premium camping experience, where I can use appliances like a coffee machine, laptop, or CPAP machine, I will install a 2000-watt inverter. This will help me convert the 12-volt power supply to 240 volts, which is required for household appliances. Installing this much gear in a small camper may seem overkill, but next week, I will show how the jigsaw comes together and talk more about each component.