Caravan & Motorhome Electrics is the totally rewritten successor of the original globally selling Motorhome Electrics. The book's content now also covers every aspect of designing, installing and fault finding of the electrics in fifth wheel and conventional caravans and camper trailers.
The book explains how things work, and what they do (not what vendors claim they do). It shows how to dramatically improve charging performance, successfully install solar, and reduce energy draw of electric (especially) three-way fridges.
Essentially it provides solutions proven to work, not suggestions that may work.
The author shows how the ongoing move fully voltage controlled alternators necessitates dc-dc alternator charging. And that, post 2016, regulations are likely to limit or even preclude alternator charging with new vehicles. It covers the solutions in depth: i.e. solar, plus fuel cell's 24/7 power generation (light and compact yet silent and non-polluting (and now existing in LPG form), needing only a small battery for peak loads.
As with all Collyn's books, the content is thoroughly researched, technically accurate, yet in plain English, plus explanatory illustrations, many of the author's own vehicles.
The author's background includes automobile research, electronics and large scale magazine publishing (including founding the world's largest electronics magazine). He was technical editor of Australia's The Bulletin magazine in the 1980s - and has supplied Tech Notes to The Wanderer for a now 14 years.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 - Terminology
CHAPTER 2 - Basic Electrics
CHAPTER 3 - Overview of an RV's electrical needs
CHAPTER 4 - Providing the power
CHAPTER 5 - Scaling the power required
CHAPTER 6 - Installing safety and legality
CHAPTER 7 - Installing 12/24 volt wiring
CHAPTER 8 - Mains-voltage wiring
CHAPTER 9 - Batteries (general)
CHAPTER 10 - Installing batteries
CHAPTER 11 - Battery charging (general)
CHAPTER 12 - Battery charging (alternators)
CHAPTER 13 - dc-dc alternator charging
CHAPTER 14 - Installing a dc-dc alternator charger
CHAPTER 15 - Variable voltage alternator charging
CHAPTER 16 - Inverters
CHAPTER 17 - Installing an inverter
CHAPTER 18 - Generators
CHAPTER 19 - Installing a generator
CHAPTER 20 - Wind power generators
CHAPTER 21 - Fuel cells
CHAPTER 22 - Solar energy
CHAPTER 23 - Installing solar modules
CHAPTER 24 - Solar regulators
CHAPTER 25 - Installing solar regulators
CHAPTER 26 - Energy monitoring
CHAPTER 27 - Installing energy monitors
CHAPTER 28 - Lighting
CHAPTER 29 - Water
CHAPTER 30 - Electric toilets
CHAPTER 31 - Refrigerators
CHAPTER 32 - Installing & optimising fridges
CHAPTER 33 - Television
CHAPTER 34 - Communications
CHAPTER 35 - Electrical & radio interference
CHAPTER 36 - Lightning protection
CHAPTER 37 - Caravan specific issues
CHAPTER 38 - Example systems