I'm fairly new to the forum - Just been lurking in the shadows
Anyway, me and my girlfriend have recently purchased a van to travel in for the summer and then some, we are moving out the house, quitting jobs and building freelance businesses online.
Anyway, my question is: How can we power the van to provide enough juice for laptops, phones, etc. We will probably require a little more juice than most here as we are both having a laptop each to work on.
- A generator - Efficient way to provide power, but noisy for campsites and fairly expensive.
- Solar - How well will solar work in the UK? Can it provide a reliable output? What is the average cost for van panels?
- Leisure batteries - We already have two batteries in the van, but how do we keep them, reliably topped up? Do we need inverters, etc. (I don't know much about electrics!)
- Campsites - 240v straight to extension cable using mains hook up to plug sockets - like this This would be fine as fairy cheap and reliable. But campsites are expensive for long term.
As you can see, I'm fairly baffled so any help would be massively appreciated!