Electronics Archive

3 of the Best 12v DC to DC Battery Chargers

At first glance, using a DC to DC battery charger might seem redundant. Why not just charge directly from your power source? There are a couple of reasons for this, and the first is a multi-battery vehicle setup. If you’re trying to keep your backup battery charged, it can be very difficult on a modern vehicle. The reason for this is that modern “smart” alternators …

How Does a Car GPS Navigation System Work?

If you’re like most drivers, you probably use a GPS navigation system to get around. Many people even use GPS for familiar routes, just to receive traffic alerts and other warnings. These days, GPS is just something we take for granted. But when you think about it, it’s actually pretty remarkable. As a species, we’ve strapped complicated satellites to giant explosive rockets and blasted them …

Layman’s Guide to the Best 1000w Inverter (Pure Sine Wave)

Home solar arrays have made a lot of advancements in recent years. No longer do you have to be rich, or take out a second mortgage, in order to install one. Just about anyone can install a solar power system, and many people are taking advantage. Most people know that a solar system requires battery backups. This is necessary to supply a steady current. Otherwise, …

2020’s Best 12v “Chinese” Diesel & Unleaded Gas Air Heaters

If you’re a long-haul trucker, or if you frequently sleep in your car, you know how cold it gets in winter. There’s nothing like bundling up warmly, only to wake up and realize that it’s 15 degrees inside the cab. If you want to stay warm while you’re parked, you’ll waste a lot of fuel idling. Not only that, but many states and most truck …