How do you use car batteries to generate electricity for a pop-up camper?
I’m looking forward to taking my new pop-up camper to the mountains this summer with my group of friends. If we need extra power, I’m wondering if we can just use the battery in my pick-up to power the camper. How do you use car batteries to generate electricity for a pop-up camper?
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- Car batteries are not designed to generate the type of power a pop-up camper needs, even though they may seem like the perfect substitute. They’re also not designed to be drained and then rapidly recharged.
- Car batteries are constantly being charged by alternators and are meant for quick starts. They lack a high amount of amp hours for long uses off the charger.
- If you’re in a pinch, technically you can use your car’s battery. However, if it’s used in this manner for a long period of time it’s likely to permanently damage the battery.