Ultimate Outback Power: Pairing Enerdrive with Your Landcruiser

Ultimate Outback Power: Pairing Enerdrive with Your Landcruiser

The Outback is one of the world’s premier adventure playgrounds for both the novice and the intrepid explorer. One of the biggest advantages of having this wilderness right on our doorstep is that no matter how entrenched in city life you might be, Mother Nature’s wild frontier is never more than a few kilometres drive away.

If you use your Landcruiser (other makes and models also exist, obviously…) to head out into the bush, then you need to be prepared. Enerdrive is one of – if not the – best globally known brands for every power management option you could ask for. And the company certainly didn’t get that reputation for no reason – its products really do offer a truly unrivalled performance.

The range is huge! Whether you’re looking for solar solutions, smart chargers, inverters, or an all-singing, all-dancing complete off-grid power setup, there’s an Enerdrive solution to suit your needs.

Let’s talk battery setups

To experience true off-grid camping is to enjoy one of life’s simple – yet awe-inspiring pleasures. However, you’re not going to want to do this without some form of power.

Enter the world of Enerdrive battery-driven energy. All of these utilise advanced lithium designs to bring reliable, high-performing connections to run your electrical items.

From lighting up your campsite to powering your GoPro or turning up the heat to ward off the night-time chills, an Enerdrive battery system keeps the juice flowing when you’re far away from mains power.

The benefits of Enerdrive systems over their competitors include:

Designed to be intuitive and easy to use.

  • Offer reliable performance and exceptional longevity.
  • Built with the harsh Aussie climate in mind. Enerdrive is the only Australian company that produces energy solutions for your off-road setup (or marine, mobile or any off-grid use). Therefore, you can rest safe in the knowledge that they’re tailor-designed to cope with extremes of temperature, outback dust and pretty much anything that the elements might throw at it.
  • Because they use lithium-ion chemistry instead of old-school lead acid, you get far longer, reliable use. Although they’re more expensive to purchase in the first place, the length of time that a lithium battery setup continues to work at an optimal level means you get far more bang for your buck over time.
  • You can power multiple appliances at the same time. You can also run a lithium battery to far lower levels than a lead acid one without fear that you’ll damage its lifespan or its capability to recharge.

Examples of Enerdrive battery setups include the Traveller System Left 40AC 40DC inc EPRO+ and the Adventurer Power System K-ADVENTURER-03-L.

Harnessing the power of the sun

No self-respecting camping rig should be without solar integration. The Aussie climate certainly lends itself to drawing power from that burning ball of fire in the sky – and lithium-ion batteries are wonderfully compatible with such a setup.

From a simple solar panel with a controller that can easily be permanently fixed in position on your rig or a portable option that you move around as required, harnessing solar energy is an inexpensive way to ensure that you’ll never be out of power.

You can also purchase a value-for-money battery setup with an integrated solar panel and controller in single kit form.

Other remote power needs

An inverter is an essential element of an off-grid power setup. It takes the DC power that you get from a source – such as the sun – and converts it into AC power to run your appliances.

For example, you harness the sun’s UV rays through your solar panel. This is converted into the AC power you need to charge your mobile phone, boil a kettle, run a microwave or whatever it is that you want to do.

Inverters come in various formats – pure sine wave and modified sine wave. Which one you need will be determined by what you want to power up. The former is more expensive but is a better choice for powering electronics and other more sensitive appliances. The latter typically costs less but won’t necessarily be compatible with every electric device.

Enerdrive inverter options, such as the ePower 2600w 12v Pure Sine Wave Inverter with RCD & AC Transfer Switch are a great example that perfectly complements a Landcruiser setup. Or for the ultimate off-grid solution, you can’t get any better than the Voyager System Left 3000w/100A Inverter Charger 40DC inc Simarine SCQ50.

While you can select individual Enerdrive power modules to upscale your setup, the ultimate combo is a suite of complementary elements. This can, of course, be completed over time – replacing and upgrading when convenient.

At Perth Diesel Performance, our knowledgeable team will be delighted to discuss the art of the possible. Plus, we love, love, love seeing and getting to know your off-grid setup!

Get in contact with us today for a no-obligation chat, watch our instructional videos or take full advantage of our expert advice articles that cover a wide range of off-roading and 4x4 subjects.

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