Ark Powerpacks

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:24
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Need something portable for camping and running the fridge,lights,and etc.
So we are looking for information on the 2 Ark powerpacks eg. the original 12V and now the new 12V/240V battery boxes.
What are they like,do they do the job,which one is best and etc.
We do have solar panels for recharging.

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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:32

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:32
Hi Lin

Pop me an email, we have options better than the Ark packs. We are the original manufacturer of this type of power pack. Ark Pack is a copy.

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Derek from ABR
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Follow Up By: Member - Lin - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:48

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:48
THANKS FOR THE INFO AND I WILL LOOK AT THEM.

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Reply By: Michaeljp - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 15:24

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 15:24
I have the 2nd version of the arkpak and it works great for fridge and lights. The price has come down since i bought mine.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lin - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:49

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:49
THANKS FOR THE INFO,STILL LOOKING INTO THEM

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Reply By: bks - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 19:20

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 19:20
I have had the original ark for about 4 years. I use it with a 120 amp hour AGM battery to run a 80lt fridge and a few lights. I use a solar panel to charge it while away and the small charger to trickle charge at home.

The only minor problem is the battery is too large to fit in the box, but box part is easily removed and sits nicely on top of the battery

Could not be happier.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lin - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:50

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:50
THANKS,SO MAKE SURE THE BATTERY FITS BEFORE BUYING

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Reply By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:05

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:05
My view is that most of these packs are over priced, under performing and have features that are no advantage.

On the matter of the built in battery charger.
It is too small to charge the size battery they carry in an expedient manner.....if you want a battery charger buy one...a good one....with that you can charge any battery.

On the matter of the inverter.
The actual need for inverters is getting less and less, because just about anything that is safe and appropriate to use comes in 12 volt native these days.

Even though the inverter is pretty small it will flatten the battery in short order.

However, if you want an inverter...buy one...a good one and one that is suitable for your specific needs.

The single handle on top.
UM...these battery boxes weigh enough that you should be handling them with two hands...and then lifting carefully.

Remember that a simple marine battery box will cost $20 to $30 bare.
If you are a little handy you can make a battery box better suited to your needs and for avgreat deal less.

If you aren't that handy......have a look at what deric from Sidewinder is offering.

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Follow Up By: Member - Lin - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:51

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 21:51
THANK YOU FOR THE DETAILED INFO,IT BWILL HELP A GREAT DEAL TO MAKE OUR DECISION

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 23:04

Wednesday, Mar 26, 2014 at 23:04
Um not considered ploite to post in all capitols....it is shouting.

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