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RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Can I run a Ninja Foodi on an 800-watt inverter?

Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie who's never...

RVelectricity: Can cow magnets help improve your mileage?

Dear Readers, The rising cost of gasoline and diesel fuel is causing a lot of "free energy" and "mileage boosting" scams to be posted everywhere....

Dueling dual batteries? Here’s a fix for your tow vehicle

Many diesel tow vehicles have dual starting batteries—it takes a lot of muscle to turn over that starting motor and fire up the glow...

RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Can you recharge an EV from a portable generator?

Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie who's never...

RVelectricity: Should RV parks meter power? Part 2

Dear Readers, Last week's article about RV parks installing Smart Pedestals to meter power sure struck a nerve. While 60% of you who took the...

RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): Side-by-side video of new SoftStartRV

Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie who's never...

RVelectricity: Should RV parks meter power? Please take our survey

Dear Readers, I fully expect this will stir up a little controversy since the idea of unmetered ("free") electric power at campgrounds has been the...

Phantom electrical loads can spoil your boondocking adventure

By Bob Difley Phantom loads are electrical connections to your batteries that continually draw power, however small. Loads that are run off the house batteries will...

RVelectricity – Just Ask Mike (J.A.M.): AED update – drone delivery!

Welcome to my J.A.M. (Just Ask Mike) Session, a weekly column where I answer your basic electrical questions. If you're a newbie who's never...

RVelectricity: Honey, they shrank my SoftStartRV…

Dear Readers, One of the fun things I get to do in my FunkWorks Lab is play with prototype products long before they're released to...