On this episode of Ask an Airstreamer, an electro-savvy Airstream Ambassador and Airstream’s top product engineer share their tips and tricks to keep the juice flowing. Ambassador Ronnie Dennis owns a Globetrotter and professionally installs solar systems on Airstreams. McKay Featherstone, is Airstream’s VP of Product Development and Engineering.
Video Episode Chapters
0:00 Welcome to the Airstream Power Systems Episode
1:29 Airstream Power Discussion Topics
1:56 Introduction to Panelists
3:50 History of Portable Power in Airstreams
6:22 How Does Electricity Work in an Airstream?
10:55 Generating Power - Different Ways to Stay Powered
14:39 How do Solar Panels Work on an Airstream?
17:14 Airstream Solar Overview
19:30 Monitoring Your Solar Power
21:16 Choosing the Right Generator for Your Airstream
24:06 Common Power Accessories (Adapters, Cords, Connections)
26:25 Power Storage - How Does a Battery Work?
34:41 Understanding Battery Disconnect Switches
35:37 Airstream Lithium Battery System Upgrade
39:45 Power Conversion in an RV
41:47 Using Your Power Inverter
45:06 Power Consumption - Drawing Electricity throughout the Airstream (Math!)
54:45 A Glimpse into Electrification of Airstream