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Go Off-Grid for your Winter Escape

If you’re planning a winter escape and venturing to sunnier states during the winter months, why not take advantage of those sunny days and free-camp with solar. Going off-grid has never been easier! Some vanners find the thought of going off-grid to be a little daunting, however if you have a tried and tested solar setup, going off grid will be a breeze. Forgo expensive sites and neighbours with noisy generators, enjoy your picturesque free-camp.

SOLAR POWER

First, consider how long you’ll want to stay at the campsite. If it’s for more than a day or two at a time, you need more solar capacity. Then you need to think about what you want to run. Someone with low power requirements might simply want to run a couple of LED lights, a small 12v fridge and a small 12v fan, and may only need to replenish 20Ah of capacity a day. If you’re running bigger fridges, a TV with satellite dish, multiple fans and lights you may find yourself using three or four times that amount.

Where a lot of vanners go wrong is not accounting for cloudy weather. The BainTuff Solar Panels range in size from 80W to 200W, and the BainTuff Solar Blanket is rated at 180W. In almost all cases it’s always better to have more solar power on hand than you think you’ll need. When the sun’s shining, you want to pump as much power into your batteries as possible!

140A POWER

Your starter battery, service batteries and on-board equipment are your lifeline when you’re planning to free camp. We know that you won’t always get those perfect sunny days while away, that’s why having alternative power to charge your batteries is crucial. Installing a charging system such as the CTEK 140A Off Road Power System will allow you to utilize power from your alternator, solar and wind. The CTEK 140A system is designed specifically for service batteries larger than 100ah by combining the D250SA and Smartpass120 to create the ultimate power management system. Combined they can deliver up to 140A to your service batteries while you travel.

The SMARTPASS 120 will safely distribute power between your starter and service batteries as well as on-board devices without the need for traditional diodes or VSR relays. The D250SA produces the profile for your battery up to 20 amps, while the CTEK SMARTPASS120 passes up to 120 amps from your alternator output into your batteries. The SMARTPASS120 is designed to handle the heavy charging of larger capacity battery banks in caravans that need more than the 20 amps supplied from the D250SA.

The 120 manages and distributes energy transferred through the D250SA with a charging ability of up to 120A for batteries with larger capacities - from 300-800 amp hour. It’s important to note - for the SMARTPASS to handle this much current, your alternator must be able to supply such to its input. 

140A System features:

  • Direct solar input with in-built MPPT regulator
  • System monitor to display crucial battery information
  • Efficient charging up to 800AH
  • Temperature sensor compensation for hot or cold conditions
  • Charge, condition and maintain your batteries to extend battery life

PORTABLE POWER SOLUTION

If you are after a portable battery pack that does everything a hard-wired dual battery system can do, the PowerTopV3 is what you need. Being portable means there is no complex installation time. With charging inputs for AC, DC and solar, you are free to charge anywhere, anytime. You can store the PowerTop in your boot, ute tray, or even take it out of the 4WD at camp so you can power your fridge and camp lights inside your tent or camper trailer, or around your campfire.

Don't Get Stranded with a Flat Battery

Emergency Power Anywhere, Anytime with the Baintech Jump Starter BT18

  • Powerful - 18000mAh - 800A Peak Current 
  • Compact - Fits in your glove box - 225mm x 89mm
  • Lightweight: weighs less than 1kg!
  • 3-in-1 Unit: Vehicle jumpstarter, power bank to charge devices and torch with 3 settings
  • Fully charged BT18 unit will provide a full phone charge up to 8 times
  • Provide enough charge to jump start a small car up to 40 times

From a 4WD track or campsite to an outback gravel road, at Bainbridge Technologies we know the most frustrating and potentially dangerous situation to face is to have a flat cranking battery in any of your vehicles.

Traditionally, a vehicle battery jump starter was a lead-acid battery with built in jumper cables, handy for roadside assistance, but not practical to carry around in your vehicle for emergencies. Now, there's a new solution in compact battery jump starter packs.

If you're stranded on the track, you can simply grab the Baintech Jump Starter (BT18) from your glove box, hook it up, and start your fourby. Not only will you have an LED light for safety, you can easily jump-start the car and charge-up your smartphone to give call your loved ones as well!

The Baintech BT18 Jump Starter can be charged from either 12v or 240v systems. Simply use the AC at home charger or ciga socket charger provided. Don’t leave home without it!

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• Reverse-charge Protection: No reverse charging back to unit after the vehicle is started.
• Reverse Polarity Protection: No damage while the clamps are connected to the wrong terminals.
• Short-Circuit Protection: Prevents short-circuit occurring while two clamps are connected.
• Over-discharge Protection: Prevents over-discharge of the battery in the jump starter.
• Over-charge Protection: Prevents over-charge of the battery in the jump starter.
• Over-temperature Protection: Automatic stop function when the temperature gets too high.

Jumps Package

Included accessories:

  • AC Charger
  • Car adaptor (ciga socket)
  • Jump Starter Clamps
  • 19v 3.5A output port for laptop
  • USB5V 2A Output Cable with 3 types of connections for various phone models

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NEW Baintech Jump Starter

Emergency Power Anywhere, Anytime with the Baintech Jump Starter BT18

  • Powerful - 18000mAh
  • Compact - Fits in your glove box - 225mm x 89mm
  • Lightweight: weighs less than 1kg!
  • 3-in-1 Unit: Vehicle jumpstarter, power bank to charge devices and torch with 3 settings

From a 4WD track or campsite to an outback gravel road, at Bainbridge Technologies we know the most frustrating and potentially dangerous situation to face is to have a flat cranking battery in any of your vehicles.

Traditionally, a vehicle battery jump starter was a lead-acid battery with built in jumper cables, handy for roadside assistance, but not practical to carry around in your vehicle for emergencies. Now, there's a new solution in compact battery jump starter packs.

If you're stranded on the track, you can simply grab the Baintech Jump Starter (BT18) from your glove box, hook it up, and start your fourby. Not only will you have an LED light for safety, you can easily jump-start the car and charge-up your smartphone to give call your loved ones as well!

Jumpstarter

DOWNLOAD THE SPECSHEET

 

Jumps Package

Included accessories:

  • AC Charger
  • Car adaptor (ciga socket)
  • Jump Starter Clamps
  • 19v 3.5A output port for laptop
  • USB5V 2A Output Cable with 3 types of connections for various phone models

Case and accessories

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:

  • All in one off the shelf power systemPT3 Top diagram
  • 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

Blanket and PWM

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.

Baintuff and PowerTop v3

 

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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