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Off-grid living has grown increasingly attractive among those yearning for peace in nature. At the core of this adventurous lifestyle, especially for those residing in remote cabins, lies a need for reliable energy sources – and solar power offers just that solution – making Hub Power an expert provider in... Read more
Published on: 2024-04-09
By Hub Power Blog
As technology and urbanization lead to more people seeking refuge in off-grid living, many individuals are turning towards its simplicity and self-sufficiency as an escape. Central to this lifestyle shift is solar energy – an environmentally friendly source that enables individuals to live more in tune with nature than they... Read more
Published on: 2024-03-06
By Hub Power Blog
Embracing a sustainable future, Canada is at the vanguard of the green revolution, with solar power playing a pivotal role. At the heart of this renewable energy transformation are Energy Batteries in Canada, instrumental in harnessing and optimizing solar energy’s potential. These batteries are not just ancillary components but fundamental... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-26
By Hub Power Blog
In the heart of Canada’s push towards renewable energy, solar system batteries emerge as pivotal components. These batteries store energy from solar panels, utilizing the abundant sunlight transformed through photovoltaics. This energy storage allows for the continuous use of solar power, even when the sun isn’t shining, marking a significant... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-26
By Hub Power Blog
We decided to upgrade our rig rather than buying a new one. The goal is to use solar power for all of our systems! Cooling, cooking, etc., will now be done using power provided by the sun (OK, the alternator will still do its share!). In order to do this... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
This was not the first install I have done on a coach like this.  I modified the factory install on our previous LTV Unity MB and modified a friend’s install.  The advantage of those two modifications was some of the cabling was already run.  Albeit in both cases done incorrectly. ... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
We recently purchased a Leisure Travel Van Unity MB.  I’ve been prowling the Sprinter Forum for several months now as I fit up our new rig.  There are lots of posts about solar installs on these Class B RVs.  I’ve upgraded mine and will have a new post about that... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
A little more about 12V panels vs 24V panels and MPPT vs PWM. The actual voltage in the spec sheet for a 12V panel will be 17-18V. Remember in order to charge a 12V battery you need at least 15V if the batteries are very cold. The actual voltage in... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
Since your RV is inherently a 12VDC system it makes the most sense to choose electronic items that run on 12VDC!  Sometimes, though, one stops thinking and does silly things! 1. Don’t invert 12VDC to 110VAC to power something that has a 12VDC option.  Think about your portable electronic devices. ... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
Almost all of the equipment in your rig runs on 12VDC power.  Most if not all of the lights, the electronics for the Fridge, stereo, heater, etc. all run on 12VDC.  If you are plugged into 110VAC in a campground the converter that is provided in your rig converts the... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
Ken reached out to me via the blog several months: “Good day_ Kelly and Thank You for this blog. I have almost completed a Ford E250 hi-top conversion van boondocking project…The solar panels should be here in a few days. I have the battery box/vent in place, the 12v wiring... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
Like most of you, Tom reached out to me for some help.  I’ll let him take it from here… “Finished installing the two panels today. I ordered SS mounts, but they didn’t work with the radiused roof on the Mountaineer. So my first attempt was to raise the mounting feet... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
Carlin reached out to me a couple of months ago from Las Vegas.  She and Wes planned on fulltiming in their RV and wanted a functional solar system.  Turns out their rig is very similar to mine and so my design would be perfect for them too.  They purchased most... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-23
By Kelly's RV Solar Blog
At Hub Power Canada, we’re a premier provider of lithium-ion batteries, recognizing the crucial role of selecting the appropriate battery to ensure optimal performance and longevity in your specific application. With an array of lithium-ion options available, making an informed decision can be challenging. Our team of experts can assist... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-15
By Hub Power Blog
You need to have a reliable source of power for your utility vehicles, such as golf carts or pick-up trucks. The importance of lithium battery can be most beneficial to you. Hub Power is a leading distributor of solar, power conversion and deep-cycle lithium battery products in BC . We... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-14
By Hub Power Blog
Off-grid living has become increasingly popular, with more individuals seeking a retreat into nature. One of the critical components of sustaining an off-grid lifestyle, especially in remote cabin settings, is ensuring a reliable and efficient energy source. Solar power, with its renewable and sustainable qualities, emerges as an ideal solution... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-14
By Hub Power Blog
Going on an RV adventure across Canada’s breathtaking landscapes provides a sense of freedom like no other. Explore the rugged Rockies or serene Maritime provinces; your RV becomes home on wheels! Electric vehicles provide not only transportation but also comfort amenities powered by electricity. While not genuinely electric in their... Read more
Published on: 2024-02-02
By Hub Power Blog
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