Teardrop Power Options
Brilliant Campers come with 100ah deep cycle marine batteries to power all of your 12 volt outlets and appliances. “AH” stands for “amp hours”. 100ah means that a battery can deliver 1 amp of current at the rated voltage (12V in this case) for 100 hours. Or, alternatively, 2 amps for 50 hours, or 4 amps for 25 hours or 100 amps for 1 hour and so on. Another way to view it (which might be handy when reviewing the appliances/electronic you plan to power:
A 100ah battery will provide 1 amp X 12 Volts = 12 Watts for 100 hours. On the high end, 100 amps X 12V = 1200 Watts for one hour.
Lithium batteries are an optional upgrade for your camper battery. You can run more electrical equipment in your camper for longer with lithium batteries and unlike lead-acid batteries, they deliver full power even as the energy level is depleted in their cells. Lead-acid batteries need to maintain at least a 50% charged level to deliver any power to your RV, but lithium batteries can be depleted up to 85% without damaging the batteries or diminishing the available power.
Teardrop campers like the Brilliant Campers Grand Adventure offer three power options to keep your battery charged.
Shore power is when you can plug your camper into an AC electrical grid. The available power you can draw on is measured in amps. The most common camper connections are 30 amps and 50 amps.
Solar power provides a slow, steady charge to your battery. This is actually the way batteries are made to be charged, which in turn maximizes the life of the battery. If you’re hoping to go off-grid then installing a solar panel may help your cause.
Generators can bring the most power to your camper when boondocking. With a portable generator, you can run your AC, a microwave, and charge your battery.