DOMETIC PLB40
Not everyone wants to transform their rig into a tourer and, so, a portable power pack can be a great way (and a cost-effective one too) of getting power into your vehicle but not having to have it permanently setup. Dometic’s PLB40 is a portable lithium battery with 40Ah. To charge the battery you can use either 12V or AC, or if you’re out on your trip, it can be recharged via solar. The PLB40 also has a useful LCD display, which provides important information including battery capacity, charging status and output status – read our review HERE.

RRP: $1199 

THE KING OF 12-VOLT

REDARC BCDC 1225D
Dual-battery charging systems are important when heading bush and the Redarc BCDC 1225D is a great system. Redarc claims the 1225D is the most advanced dual-battery charger on the market. With a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar regulator, if you have a solar panel connected, the BCDC1225D will charge from both solar and your alternator simultaneously. It also has a built-in Green Power Priority so it will give preference to solar charging first, resulting in less load on the alternator. The 1225D is able to charge AGM, gel, standard lead acid, calcium, and LiFePO4 batteries.

RRP: $609

AMPTRON 350A BATTERY MONITOR WITH SHUNT
The AMPTRON Battery Monitor is claimed to be a battery capacity meter (coulometer) made to monitor the performance of battery systems. The product continually measures voltage, battery capacity, charge and discharge current and more. AMPTRON says the system can monitor most battery types, including Lithium-ion, Lithium-Ion Phosphate, Lead Acid, and even Nickel-metal Hydride. The monitor is intelligent as it can work with batteries between 8V to 80V and can monitor continuous current flows of up to 350A.

RRP: $140 

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REDARC 120W SOLAR PANEL
A mounted solar panel takes the worry and the thought out of keeping your batteries charged when you’re away camping. The Redarc 120W fixed solar panel keeps your batteries charged and at an exceptional price for a quality panel.

RRP: $397.59

GO TV PORTABLE SOLAR TV
Who would’ve thought you could be exploring the bush during the day, and catching up on current affairs at night? It’s now possible thanks to CANOHM and its Portable Solar TV. The TV is powered via a battery pack which is charged from a 40W solar panel system, which can provide up to seven hours of playback on a 32-inch high definition display, this also includes USB phone charging and multimedia playback.

RRP: $699 

REDARC QUALITY, AFFORDABLE PRICE

PORTABLE LITHIUM: WINNING!

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FIRE ONE SUPPRESSION STICKER
For those of us who have a dedicated battery or 12-volt box, this one is right up there. You mount the Suppression Sticker within 20cm above where a potential fire could start (in your electrics cupboard or battery box), and if there happens to be a fire, once the sticker reaches a certain temperature, it automatically activates and floods the compartment with an extinguishing agent.

RRP: $29

UNIDEN UPP 1000 WATERPROOF JUMP PACK
If your four-wheel drive is going to need to be jump-started, it will invariably be at night and in the pouring rain. Uniden has come up with a fantastic little jump starter kit that’s waterproof, has inbuilt LEDs, and will start anything up to a 5-litre diesel donk. Everyone should have one of these.

RRP: $219.95

REDARC 150W SOLAR BLANKET
Cutting down on weight and being able to lay, hang, or lean against just about anything makes the Redarc 150W Solar Blanket a solid choice for us lot that love camping. It’ll keep the batteries charged, and will allow you to move it around to maximise the power you can get from the sun.

RRP: $1615.76

UNIDEN UHF 4X4 PACK
Not sure which aerial matches which UHF? Uniden has you sorted with this magic pre-setup pack to keep you in contact with your mates. They’ve mounted a 3.0dBi whip aerial with the rugged UH9060 which will give you the best of both worlds in both hilly and flat country.

RRP: Price available from retailers

FOR HILLS AND THE FLAT

COLEMAN 360° SOUND AND LIGHT LANTERN
Coming into summer and with New South Wales and Queensland experiencing some of the worst fires we’ve seen, having a campfire when out bush isn’t always possible. If this is the case you need another focal point to sit and stare at until your eyes begin to droop, that’s where the Coleman 360° Sound and Light Lantern comes in. This product produces 400 lumens of light and has Bluetooth capability to play your favourite music. Tough to handle the elements with an IPX4 rating, you can leave it outside and it will survive the night. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to seven hours at the brightest setting, or five with the speaker playing.

RRP: $120 

GOPRO MAX
The biggest and apparently best GoPro so far, the Max, packs it all into one relatively small, waterproof package. Boasting Max HyperSmooth, the GoPro Max comes with four digital lenses, Max Superview 13mm, wide 16mm, linear 19mm, and narrow 27mm. The Max can also create a picturesque 270-degree panoramic shots, and comes with GoPro’s claimed best audio ever, with six inbuilt microphones to provide 360-degree sound.

RRP: $799.95

UNIDEN IGO CAM 85R
Uniden has released its latest dashcam which it claims contains the latest in ‘smart in-car technology’. The Uniden IGO Cam 85R has a 4K video front camera, a full-HD rear camera with a 2.4-inch LCD colour screen so you can watch it back on the device. It has an ultra-wide view of 160-degrees, as well as impact and motion detection. It also features GPS Geotagging, parking mode, and is WiFi-enabled to provide easy transfer of footage to your smartphone.

RRP: $349.95

DJI MAVIC MINI
Leaders in compact and professional drones, DJI, has released its latest crossover (part professional part play-thing) drone, the Mavic Mini. It weighs 249 grams has a flight time of 30 minutes and has a four-kilometre HD video transmission range. Importantly, it has a 2.7K camera mounted on a three-axis gimbal, that can take 12MP photos. In case your flying abilities aren’t quite up to scratch the Mavic Mini comes with a vision sensor, a precise GPS and a 360-degree propeller guard that fully protects the propellers.

RRP: $599

ONE FOR THE TECH-HEADS

GME XRS-370C HIDEAWAY UHF
UHFs are a staple in almost all 4X4s whether it’s to communicate in convoy or used as a safety tool. GME has released its hideaway XRS model. The XRS-370C is the first-ever UHF CB radio with app control, which brings new features such as creating and sharing scan lists. Like your smartphone, via the XRS Connect app, you can constantly update your UHF to make sure it has the latest features and tech. GME offers a five-year warranty plus an additional year if you download and register it through the app.

RRP: $549

FUSION STEREOACTIVE
The Fusion StereoActive combines high-quality sound with an IPX7 rating, meaning it’ll handle just about anything the elements throw at it. The StereoActive Bluetooth speaker not only connects to your devices music library but also has an AM/FM tuner, and can playback music off a USB drive as well. The high-quality sound is produced by the 2.5-inch 40-Watt custom-designed direction speaker system, mated with a class-D amplifier and digital signal processing.

RRP: $319.95

KAISER BAAS X600 WATERPROOF ACTION CAMERA
A 4K action camera costing just $175.95? What the?! The X600 is Kaiser Baas’ first waterproof body action camera. It has gyro stabilisation, so when you’re shooting at 30FPS 4K it’ll keep your images smooth. It also functions as a stills camera with 14MP image quality and it has a two-inch display making it easier to playback footage and frame shots with its low-light recording capability. Best of all, it is compatible with Kaiser Baas accessories and GoPro mounts.

RRP: $175.95

GEAR Christmas Buyer's Guide - Part 3

It’s that time of the year again where we tell Santa what we’d like to see under the tree

AMPTRON 350A BATTERY MONITOR WITH SHUNT
The AMPTRON Battery Monitor is claimed to be a battery capacity meter (coulometer) made to monitor the performance of battery systems. The product continually measures voltage, battery capacity, charge and discharge current and more. AMPTRON says the system can monitor most battery types, including Lithium-ion, Lithium-Ion Phosphate, Lead Acid, and even Nickel-metal Hydride. The monitor is intelligent as it can work with batteries between 8V to 80V and can monitor continuous current flows of up to 350A.

RRP: $140 

THE KING OF 12-VOLT

REDARC BCDC 1225D
Dual-battery charging systems are important when heading bush and the Redarc BCDC 1225D is a great system. Redarc claims the 1225D is the most advanced dual-battery charger on the market. With a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar regulator, if you have a solar panel connected, the BCDC1225D will charge from both solar and your alternator simultaneously. It also has a built-in Green Power Priority so it will give preference to solar charging first, resulting in less load on the alternator. The 1225D is able to charge AGM, gel, standard lead acid, calcium, and LiFePO4 batteries.

RRP: $609

DOMETIC PLB40
Not everyone wants to transform their rig into a tourer and, so, a portable power pack can be a great way (and a cost-effective one too) of getting power into your vehicle but not having to have it permanently setup. Dometic’s PLB40 is a portable lithium battery with 40Ah. To charge the battery you can use either 12V or AC, or if you’re out on your trip, it can be recharged via solar. The PLB40 also has a useful LCD display, which provides important information including battery capacity, charging status and output status – read our review HERE.

RRP: $1199 

REDARC 120W SOLAR PANEL
A mounted solar panel takes the worry and the thought out of keeping your batteries charged when you’re away camping. The Redarc 120W fixed solar panel keeps your batteries charged and at an exceptional price for a quality panel.

RRP: $397.59

GO TV PORTABLE SOLAR TV
Who would’ve thought you could be exploring the bush during the day, and catching up on current affairs at night? It’s now possible thanks to CANOHM and its Portable Solar TV. The TV is powered via a battery pack which is charged from a 40W solar panel system, which can provide up to seven hours of playback on a 32-inch high definition display, this also includes USB phone charging and multimedia playback.

RRP: $699 

REDARC QUALITY, AFFORDABLE PRICE

PORTABLE LITHIUM: WINNING!

DUAL BATTERY SYSTEMS

CARAVAN ELECTRICS

LIGHTING

ADVERTISEMENT
SCROLL TO CONTINUE

FIRE ONE SUPPRESSION STICKER
For those of us who have a dedicated battery or 12-volt box, this one is right up there. You mount the Suppression Sticker within 20cm above where a potential fire could start (in your electrics cupboard or battery box), and if there happens to be a fire, once the sticker reaches a certain temperature, it automatically activates and floods the compartment with an extinguishing agent.

RRP: $29

UNIDEN UPP 1000 WATERPROOF JUMP PACK
If your four-wheel drive is going to need to be jump-started, it will invariably be at night and in the pouring rain. Uniden has come up with a fantastic little jump starter kit that’s waterproof, has inbuilt LEDs, and will start anything up to a 5-litre diesel donk. Everyone should have one of these.

RRP: $219.95

REDARC 150W SOLAR BLANKET
Cutting down on weight and being able to lay, hang, or lean against just about anything makes the Redarc 150W Solar Blanket a solid choice for us lot that love camping. It’ll keep the batteries charged, and will allow you to move it around to maximise the power you can get from the sun.

RRP: $1615.76

UNIDEN UHF 4X4 PACK
Not sure which aerial matches which UHF? Uniden has you sorted with this magic pre-setup pack to keep you in contact with your mates. They’ve mounted a 3.0dBi whip aerial with the rugged UH9060 which will give you the best of both worlds in both hilly and flat country.

RRP: Price available from retailers

FOR HILLS AND THE FLAT

COLEMAN 360° SOUND AND LIGHT LANTERN
Coming into summer and with New South Wales and Queensland experiencing some of the worst fires we’ve seen, having a campfire when out bush isn’t always possible. If this is the case you need another focal point to sit and stare at until your eyes begin to droop, that’s where the Coleman 360° Sound and Light Lantern comes in. This product produces 400 lumens of light and has Bluetooth capability to play your favourite music. Tough to handle the elements with an IPX4 rating, you can leave it outside and it will survive the night. It has a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last up to seven hours at the brightest setting, or five with the speaker playing.

RRP: $120 

GOPRO MAX
The biggest and apparently best GoPro so far, the Max, packs it all into one relatively small, waterproof package. Boasting Max HyperSmooth, the GoPro Max comes with four digital lenses, Max Superview 13mm, wide 16mm, linear 19mm, and narrow 27mm. The Max can also create a picturesque 270-degree panoramic shots, and comes with GoPro’s claimed best audio ever, with six inbuilt microphones to provide 360-degree sound.

RRP: $799.95

UNIDEN IGO CAM 85R
Uniden has released its latest dashcam which it claims contains the latest in ‘smart in-car technology’. The Uniden IGO Cam 85R has a 4K video front camera, a full-HD rear camera with a 2.4-inch LCD colour screen so you can watch it back on the device. It has an ultra-wide view of 160-degrees, as well as impact and motion detection. It also features GPS Geotagging, parking mode, and is WiFi-enabled to provide easy transfer of footage to your smartphone.

RRP: $349.95

DJI MAVIC MINI
Leaders in compact and professional drones, DJI, has released its latest crossover (part professional part play-thing) drone, the Mavic Mini. It weighs 249 grams has a flight time of 30 minutes and has a four-kilometre HD video transmission range. Importantly, it has a 2.7K camera mounted on a three-axis gimbal, that can take 12MP photos. In case your flying abilities aren’t quite up to scratch the Mavic Mini comes with a vision sensor, a precise GPS and a 360-degree propeller guard that fully protects the propellers.

RRP: $599

FUSION STEREOACTIVE
The Fusion StereoActive combines high-quality sound with an IPX7 rating, meaning it’ll handle just about anything the elements throw at it. The StereoActive Bluetooth speaker not only connects to your devices music library but also has an AM/FM tuner, and can playback music off a USB drive as well. The high-quality sound is produced by the 2.5-inch 40-Watt custom-designed direction speaker system, mated with a class-D amplifier and digital signal processing.

RRP: $319.95

GME XRS-370C HIDEAWAY UHF
UHFs are a staple in almost all 4X4s whether it’s to communicate in convoy or used as a safety tool. GME has released its hideaway XRS model. The XRS-370C is the first-ever UHF CB radio with app control, which brings new features such as creating and sharing scan lists. Like your smartphone, via the XRS Connect app, you can constantly update your UHF to make sure it has the latest features and tech. GME offers a five-year warranty plus an additional year if you download and register it through the app.

RRP: $549

KAISER BAAS X600 WATERPROOF ACTION CAMERA
A 4K action camera costing just $175.95? What the?! The X600 is Kaiser Baas’ first waterproof body action camera. It has gyro stabilisation, so when you’re shooting at 30FPS 4K it’ll keep your images smooth. It also functions as a stills camera with 14MP image quality and it has a two-inch display making it easier to playback footage and frame shots with its low-light recording capability. Best of all, it is compatible with Kaiser Baas accessories and GoPro mounts.

RRP: $175.95

ONE FOR THE TECH-HEADS

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