Tough Touring Builds Rapid Recharging Off Grid Portable Power Packs - The Kits are designed to keep you powered all day - and re-charge as fast as you can empty them.
Built into a Rhino or Pelican spacecase:
Victron 30 amp/hr DC-DC charger, (Delivers Up to 45Amps per hour) Victron 700w Pure Sine Inverter, 100/20 Victron Solar Regulator, Amphibian 240Volt safety switch - numerous DC outputs including a mean mother output box / double powerpoint and Andersons / USB
cabling to reach from battery to charger, charger to battery and battery to accessories plug shown.
3D Printed accessory plugs, 2 cig sockets, 3 Anderson, 2 Merit Plugs. LED Voltage monitor built-in flush mount.
I or More Prismatic 100 Amp/hr , LifePO4 lithium battery(s) with Max outputs of 200Amps each. 100Amp constant load.
All neatly wired in and packed into a Rhino or Pelican spacecases for dust and water resistance.
Bluetooth Display Panels on Iphone as per victron Spec.
While the Power pack is Totally ready to go and self contained, You would typically be also getting a solar panel installed somewhere (on your roof tent and a cable run) Plus a cable run from your cranking battery to where you are going to keep the box (for the DC DC charger).
NO BULLSHIT TIPS ON GETTING THE RIGHT SET UP.
Here's what I've learned in brief in 20+ years of portable fridge use:
Spend the money on a low current draw fridge. The more you spend on the fridge, the less you'll spend on the really expensive stuff, like batteries and chargers...
Calculate how much power you will use in a day. Then Match your power use to Battery storage for the usual time you'll sit still before driving the car again.
Your battery chargers can be one of four sources... Solar Regulator Charger - (Combined with Solar panel)
Alternator ( DC-DC Charger )
240Volt Charger at home or caravan park.
Generator (Petrol )
If you stoppedsomewhere - Solar will give you passive power - you will get about 6 hours of charging time per day (as long as you're not in the shade)- In My experience Its much cheaper and much more sustainable long term to run big solar panels than Big Batteries! A 400w panel can deliver over 20amps per hour. Amazing if your sitting stationary - endless free power.
If you rely on DC-DC chargers - A 30AMP charger WILL CHARGE Your 100Amphr Lifepo4 Battery in just 3 1/2 hours. .
Combinations of DC-DC and Solar Regulator
Usually the way to go for offroad touring. As other Supplies like caravan parks can be expensive
Running Combinations of Chargers that are different brands can cause 1 or more chargers to 'argue' and no charging at all can be the result.
We Like the Victron 'Smart' components the best They can be installed together or seperatly and 'smart' works out that other chargers are operating and sorts this out for maximum effective charging. Victron chargers - they can handle inputs of household (BIG) Solar panels running at 36 volts and provide smart DC DC chargers at affordable prices. Their components are all installable separately too so you can fit them into tight spaces and a failure on one won't stop the rest of the system from running.
"Once your set up with a Dual Battery System that is able to charge from the vehicle - The Next step is to Add a Solar Panel to keep your batteries charging when your not driving. " Experience tells us that it is much much cheaper to Get as Much Solar Panel onto your vehicle as you can - increasing charging inputs - rather than Carry Lots of Battery Storage." - Batteries are REAL EXPENSIVE and like a bank account with no income - They are exhausted very quickly." INCREASE YOUR SOLAR POWER BY USING 36 VOLT POWER - MORE HERE - "36 Volt vs 12 Volt TEST"
Tough Touring Off Grid Power packs are designed to Power your gear and re-charge themselves (Replentish) the same day - We've been able to achieve this by building enormous charging capacity from DCDC as well as Solar into our Power Boxes.
All our Packs are capable of recharging at 50+ Amps per hour or Higher. (Solar and DCDC) -
Our '12 Volt Only Kit" is Built into a 600 x 300 x 300 Pelican Spacecase. Its Powered by 100Amphr Lifepo 4 Battery and Charged by a 30Amp Victron DCDC and 20 Amp Victron MPPT solar reg... IThe Massive Chargers set this Unit ahead of all we've seen, capable of recharing to full capacity in just an hour and a half in the right conditions.
Our Entry Level Inverter Pack - delivering 240 volt power at Constant load of 700w or 1400w Peak. The Victron Inverter will charge drones, run small toastie makers like the George Foreman Grill, run computers and T.V etc. It takes touring to a new level with no need to carry Gas bottles or Multiple Fuels. (Electric Chainsaws can be charged with this unit.. As well as battery tools etc..)
Our Most Versatile and most popular Power Box ! This Little Ripper is Built into a Small Pelican Carry case - 800mm x 400mm x 360mm- and weighing in at about 45kgs - The 1200 Watt Portable Kit is a super powerful off Grid Energy Supply, Capable of running many household appliences comsuming around 1200w constant power..(The Pack Can handle 2400w start up power at max for about 15 seconds) The Packs powerful Phoenix Victron Inverter will run computers, Crock Pots, Smaller Air fryers , T.V, coffee machines and Induction Cookers. Its a great Size for Off Grid Living - it will run some twin jaffle makers and small toasters too. Very Very Handy. Its the right size for small household appliacne use with enough battery power to burn through power like your at home.
Our Largest Kit ! Its Suitable for rmeasures 1200mm x 600mm x 400mm and weighs just under 100kgs. Its Huge power supply is capable of running Caravans, Agricultural or Isolated Houses - This Heavy Duty Power box will run Hold appliances like Upright 240v fridge, lights and other household items in emergency situations... We use these on Off-Grid caravans or in Agricultural environments for small scale house hold power supply.. We Would Advise running these in combinations of multiple solar panels of around 1600W (36W) to continue the mantra of 'USE and RECHARGE DAILY'
This Off Grid Power Pack.. .Really usefull for back up power in remote areas dwellings where constant power failures are common.
Workshop calculations on battery / charger needed to do the job below:
You can substitute your own figures into these charts for a good estimate of the battery / charger combo you'll need to do the job.