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Power Your Summer with the Baintech PowerTop V3 and Baintuff 180w Solar Blanket

Go off-grid with this plug and play portable power solution. Whether you’re dreaming of a Cape York adventure, preparing for your yearly Fraser Island camping trip with mates or just want to kick back at your local campsite and need to keep the beer cold, we’ve made it incredibly easy to setup a versatile portable 12v system.

The Baintech PowerTop Version 3 is an all in one power system with a 100Ah gel battery that will power your essentials. The multiple input and output sockets (2x Ciga, 2x Engel & double 2.3A USB) will power a variety of electronic gear, from fridges, to inverters, lights, phones, tablets and more.

PowerTop V3 Features:

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  • 12V 100Ah Gel Battery included
  • Built in AC Charger & AC Power lead
  • 3 inputs - AC, DC and Solar
  • 2 x Ciga Sockets
  • 2 x Engel Socket
  • 2 x Universal 2.3A ­USB Socket
  • LED display panel – displays information for the battery and state of charge
  • On/Off switch

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Pair the PowerTop with the ultra lightweight and durable 180w BainTuff Foldable Solar Blanket. Simply plug the blanket directly into the PowerTop and it will supply up to 10A of reliable power to keep the PowerTop’s 100Ah gel battery charged.

The BAINTUFF 180W Foldable Solar Blanket is a lightweight, compact easy-to-use solar option that outstrips the competition for power efficiency and performance. But all you really need to know is it’ll power up your adventures with a lot less hassle, for longer.

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Baintech Glider - Caravan Management System

 

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SOPHISTICATION MADE EASY

Caravan system installations are often labor intensive and costly due to complex cable harnessing and the multiple components involved. The Glider solution: modular components - designed with push in cable connections which streamline installs, and create consistency across every system fitted. The Baintech Glider is a smart integrated caravan management system, delivered as one complete system.

GLIDER BENEFITS

  • COST REDUCTION: Push in cable connection design reduces labor time, resulting in cost reduction
  • ONE SUPPLIER: Complete off the shelf system - reduces management cost of stock and supply chain
  • 2 YEAR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY: Quality and reliability
  • MODULAR DESIGN: Integrated module functions in one complete management system
  • SMART MONITORING: The central monitor uses smart technology to display and monitor crucial caravan data
  • EASY OPERATION: Pre-programmed back-lit switch panel to control AC/DC loads

 

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Bainbridge Technologies brings together more than 29 years of DC and AC power systems expertise

As power system experts, Bainbridge Technologies know the importance of a smart and reliable caravan operating system. Bainbridge Technologies have partnered with TBB to introduce to the caravan market a smart system set to benefit stakeholders, designers, manufacturers as well as end users. TBB have a team of 45 engineers to create and manufacture sophisticated power electronics for various markets. “The Glider system has been in development with TBB for the past two years; we’ve taken this time to research and design a system to benefit both caravan manufactures and end users.” Said Michael Tyrrell, Managing Director, Bainbridge Technologies.

The Glider is an all-encompassing management system, ready to go off the shelf, delivered from one point of supply. Designed with ease of installation in mind, the push in cable design of the Glider’s modules significantly reduce labour time, resulting in cost reduction to manufacturers. The Glider is a smart switching, charging and monitoring system - delivered as a complete package with all the componentry you need to implement the system to your build.

Traditionally, individual components from various suppliers are adapted into caravans:

•    240 volt system

•    12 volt system

•    Water monitoring system

•    Switching systems

The Baintech Glider is an integrated caravan management system, packaged as one complete system solution.

The Glider combines 240 volt and 12 volt switches in one slimline switch panel, with one small wire loom heading back to a central switching unit, eliminating excess wiring and reducing hours off install time. The two systems run under the one controller. Multiple panels may be used in the build, all linking back to the communication hub.

The Glider’s central monitoring panel is the control hub of the caravan – the monitoring panel provides easy monitoring and control of the caravans operating features. The display panel can be set to sleep mode to prevent blue light eliminating, which can often disturb sleep. The monitor displays an array of crucial data, while being 100% user friendly - it can be as simple, or as technical as the end user requires it to be. All power usage is displayed at a quick glance; from grid, solar, battery use and state of charge. Eliminating the need to scroll through multiple screens, the water use and tank capacity information is prominently displayed. For the tech savvy, the Glider can be remotely operated via the smartphone app – offering the same switching capability and data monitoring.

The Glider battery management system is a true management system, at 240 volt the charger is producing 30amps at the power supply with multi-stage charging and complete battery system protection. The Glider’s charging system caters for multiple battery types – GEL, AMG or Lithium with a built-in solar controller, battery to battery charging and battery capacity (amp hours) management.

Bainbridge Technologies plan to expand the Glider range to meet demands for Off-Grid systems and into the camper trailer market in the new year. For more information visit: www.baintech.com.au/glider or contact eric@baintech.com.au

OFF GRID CARAVAN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

To adapt to the increasing consumer demand for OFF-GRID, we’ve designed the Glider caravan management system with OFF-GRID functionality.

 

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For more information on the Glider system, contact:

Darren Sloan| M 0419 608 828 | E darren@baintech.com.au

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Ultimate Portable Power Set Up

PORTABLE POWER SYSTEMS: Your dual-battery system doesn’t have to be tied to just the one vehicle, if you set it up right.

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I speak to lots of 4WDers who tell me they don’t want to go to the expense of a dedicated dual-battery system for a number of reasons. Whether you’re dreaming of that once in a lifetime Cape York adventure, preparing for your yearly Fraser Island camping trip with mates or just want to kick back at that perfect local campsite, it’s actually incredibly easy to setup a versatile portable 12v system that isn’t tied to your 4WD!

WHY A PORTABLE 12V SYSTEM?

  • Easily swapped between vehicles if you have more than one 4WD in the family
  • Great for 4WDs that double as work or family vehicles where space may be an issue
  • Easily removed and re-fitted to a new 4WD if you’re upgrading soon
  • Share the setup costs between mates or family and share your 12v system!
  • No costly custom, vehicle-specific 12v wiring installations required

ANOTHER ALTERNATIVE TO SEPARATE BATTERIES

One of the biggest expenses in a dedicated 12v system is the batteries – including how to mount them securely. Most battery trays are vehicle specific, which limits where you can use your battery. That’s where the Baintech PowerTop V3 comes into play.This cracking all-in-one power system features a 100Ah gel battery to power your fridge, in its own ultra-tough battery box that can be mounted just about anywhere – even the back seat. It can even be moved between vehicles in seconds! It has multiple input and output sockets so you can power a huge variety of electronic gear, from fridges, to inverters, lights, phones, tablets and more. It’s also incredibly safe, with a digital voltage display, a low-voltage alarm that lets you know when the battery drops below 11V and a 20A resettable circuit breaker.

EASY BATTERY CHARGING THREE WAYS

If you don’t want to fit a dedicated battery charger to your vehicle, then you’ll need some other way to keep your battery topped up. The PowerTop V3 can charge its in-built battery in one of three ways – by plugging into your 12v cigarette socket while you’re driving, by plugging into mains power at home or via optional solar input.

EASILY ADD SOLAR FOR A COMPLETE STANDALONE SYSTEM!

To make your portable power system completely standalone, just add solar power to it. The PowerTop V3 works perfectly with either the BainTuff Solar Blankets or Solar Panels when you connect a solar regulator like the clever Victron PWM Pro-Charge Controller. With a setup like this, you could run your fridge for as long as you get sunny days, without ever having to start your 4WD. Plus, you’ve got the added benefit of knowing that you’re powering your campsite in an environmentally-friendly way, harnessing the clean, green power of the sun!

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30 Second Solar Set Up

Watch Dave our QLD Sales Manager show us how easy it is to set up the Baintuff 180w Solar Blanket. The Solar Blanket is perfectly paired with the PowerTop to create a portable power system; with direct input via the red anderson input, plug the blanket directly into the PowerTop and it will supply up to 10A of reliable power to keep the PowerTop’s 100Ah gel battery charged. 

More and more Australians are using solar to recharge batteries when they’re on the move. It’s a smart choice since solar has a long lifespan, power generation is quiet, and its low maintenance compared to a generator.

Solar options for 4WDs (and camper trailers) include:

  • Hard or flexible fold out panels that can be moved around throughout the day to maximise sunstrike; they need to be stored, then set up and taken down every time you make and break camp, which might be too much effort at the end of a long drive
  • Solar blankets which are lightweight, compact and flexible enough to follow the sun. They’re also easier to set up and pack up, and kilo for kilo they have a higher power output than traditional folding panels

Tips:
Getting the maximum power output from your system means thinking carefully about each stage of the set up, so remember:

  • The size and type of solar panels determines the initial energy being fed into the system
  • The charge controller moderates the flow of power to the battery. A simple ‘shunt controller’ will switch off after a pre-set voltage is reached. A maximum point power tracker (MPPT) makes the current taper off gradually and can mean a 10 to 20 percent power boost from one panel.
  • Batteries are rated on amp-hours; the higher the amp hours the more power can be stored.

Baintech PowerTop V3 : The Ultimate Portable Power System

 

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Whether you’re dreaming of a Cape York adventure, preparing for your yearly Fraser Island camping trip with mates or just want to kick back at your local campsite and need to keep the beer cold, we’ve made it incredibly easy to setup a versatile portable 12v system.

The Baintech PowerTop Version 3 is an all in one power system with a 100Ah gel battery that will power your essentials. The multiple input and output sockets (2x Ciga, 2x Engel & double 2.3A USB) will power a variety of electronic gear, from fridges, to inverters, lights, phones, tablets and more.

PowerTop V3 Features:

  • All in one off the shelf power system
  • 12V 100Ah Gel Battery included
  • Built in AC Charger & AC Power lead
  • 3 inputs - AC, DC and Solar
  • 2 x Ciga Sockets
  • 2 x Engel Socket
  • 2 x Universal 2.3A ­USB Socket
  • LED display panel – displays information for the battery and state of charge
  • On/Off switch

The Baintech PowerTop V3 is ideal for campers who want a portable power system. Charge the PowerTop three ways, by using the built in AC battery charger, via your alternator using the blue Anderson plug or via solar connection using the red Anderson plug for unregulated. Pair it with the ultra lightweight and durable 180w BainTuff Foldable Solar Blanket, plug the blanket directly into the PowerTop and it will supply up to 10A of reliable power to keep the PowerTop’s 100Ah gel battery charged.

While on the move, a DC-DC charging system like the CTEK D250SA will recharge, maintain, and extend the life of your auxiliary battery via your alternator, or utilise the solar input while set up at camp, giving you the freedom to live the good times for longer.  

A charger like this not only isolates and protects your vehicle start battery, it maintains and conditions your auxiliary batteries while you're travelling

With easy DIY installation, this charger is a fully automatic, 5-stage charger that supplies 20A to 12V batteries of 40-300Ah. It charges quickly, extending battery life and maximising its performance, so you have real power to explore.

Pairing with the Baintuff blanket is a great option because it can draw power from a solar source when the ignition is off. That means you can charge your batteries when you've set up camp to keep them in top condition. Buying a CTEK D250SA will save you money because it has an inbuilt solar regulator.

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