Batteries and Boondocking

Learn about batteries and boondocking, including how many batteries do you need for boondocking, what kind of batteries are better, lithium batteries.


How Long Will RV Batteries Last While Boondocking?

A typical RV battery bank of one to two dual purpose RV/Marine Deep Cycle batteries will generally last about 3/4 of a day of normal use while boondocking. This is also assuming the RV has a single 200-watt solar panel on the roof...


What Kind of Batteries Do You Use for Solar Panels?

You can use any kind of batteries with solar panels. Solar panels don't care what batteries they are charging, and batteries don't care what solar panels are being used. You can use lithium-phosphate batteries, lithium-ion...


How Many Batteries and Solar to Run a 5,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner?

A small 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner is a popular choice for many RVers and vandwellers who don't already have a roof-mounted system. But how many batteries and solar panels does it take to run a 5,000 BTU portable air conditioner...


How Many Batteries Does it Take to Run an Air Conditioner?

Four 12 volt batteries is the very minimum needed to run a rooftop RV air conditioner. But then, that will only run an air conditioner for about 1 hour maximum. Of course, it depends upon the type of battery. Flooded cell batteries, AGM batteries...


Can I Run My RV Air Conditioner on Battery Power?

No, for the most part you will not be able to run your RV air conditioner on battery power. An air conditioner requires a lot of electricity just to start up. It also requires a lot just to run for an hour. It is possible, however...


How Much Battery Power For Boondocking Will I Need?

Perhaps 50% of full time RV boondockers have two 12 volt batteries or two 6 volt batteries to power their DC accessories and appliances. This usually provides between 200 to 240 amp hours of power, which is plenty run...