Hi all, have not been on as much as late as the job died and unlikely to get another so have been gathering gear for a trip around half the block. Up the centre and around the Kimberleys and back across the Nullabour. I have had an extra cigarette light put in the back for the fridge and am searching for the right camper trailer.
My question is what do you do for extended stays in the bush. I need to power the laptop and three batteries for two canons as well as the fridge. Do not have the room under the bonnet for an extra battery.
I could run a puresine wave inverter but I don't see the sense in converting 12v to 240v only to have it reduced back to 19v for the laptop and I am not sure what the camera batteries charge at. I think I would be putting the car battery under undue stress.
Jaycar suggest the inverter. Dick Smith have a unit that would handle the laptop at 19v but want to suggest a modified sine wave invert for the camera batteries. Camera House have several 12v battery chargers that they use on their Canons and Nikons.
By the time I spend good money on each of these I probably won't be able to afford the trip.
What are other guys doing with regards to remote power.