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Caravan & Motorhome Electrics

Caravan & Motorhome Electrics

The Complete Guide

by Collyn Rivers
Publication Date: 29/04/2020
Caravan & Motorhome Electrics is the totally rewritten successor of the original globally selling Motorhome Electrics. The book's content now also covers every aspect of designing, installing and fault finding of the electrics in fifth wheel and conventional caravans and camper trailers.The book explains how things work, and what they do (not what vendors claim they do). It shows how to dramatically improve charging performance, successfully install solar, and reduce energy draw of electric (especially) three-way fridges.Essentially it provides solutions proven to work, not suggestions that may work.The author shows how the ongoing move fully voltage controlled alternators necessitates dc-dc alternator charging. And that, post 2016, regulations are likely to limit or even preclude alternator charging with new vehicles. It covers the solutions in depth: i.e. solar, plus fuel cell's 24/7 power generation (light and compact yet silent and non-polluting (and now existing in LPG form), needing only a small battery for peak loads.As with all Collyn's books, the content is thoroughly researched, technically accurate, yet in plain English, plus explanatory illustrations, many of the author's own vehicles.The author's background includes automobile research, electronics and large scale magazine publishing (including founding the world's largest electronics magazine). He was technical editor of Australia's The Bulletin magazine in the 1980s - and has supplied Tech Notes to The Wanderer for a now 14 years.
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Collyn Rivers

As a ten year old child and then young teenager, Collyn’s circumstances were such that he had no choice but to cope alone in London throughout World War Two. He joined the Royal Air Force when 17, and trained as a ground radar engineer, later becoming a research engineer.

From 1959-1960, Collyn drove a 4WD truck (twice) the length and breadth of Africa, then migrated to Australia. There, he became a publisher and founded Electronics Today International and later, in 2000, moved with his Finnish-born psychologist wife (Maarit) to remote north-west Australia.

With only bore water to hand, they built a cyclone-proof solar-powered home that was virtually self-sufficient. Whilst there, they coped with the worst cyclone to hit the area in 100 years. In 2010, they moved to a (now all-solar) house in Church Point, Sydney.

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