Each year serious off-road and RV camping geeks find nirvana at the The Sports Equipment and Manufacturing Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas. As the biggest show of its kind, this industry event showcases awesome new RVÂ gear specifically designed for everything from sports cars to campers.
SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas attracts tens of thousands of vehicle enthusiasts.
The SEMA Show segment dedicated to off-road transportation and camping comforts spotlights the latest trends, like these three new products that make life easier in the outback.
New,Â Awesome RV Gear Must-Haves
The SEMA Show is a four-dayÂ festival of up-and-coming products making their way to the marketplace. Out of hundreds of great outdoor vehicle gear spotlighted, threeÂ stood out on the show floor.
The Dometic Portable Lithium Iron Battery PLB40
The RV appliance manufacturer Dometic is breaking into the portable power market with the new Dometic PLB40 Ah lithium Iron Phosphate battery. This lightweight power-on-the-go system is specifically designed for powered coolers but it can charge other 12-volt appliances too.
Straight out of the box you can charge it for five hours from the 12V cigarette lighter outlet in your car, your RV solar panels or a standard 120V AC wall outlet. When itâ€™s ready, just pick it up and go and it will power your Dometic CFX40 cooler (or any other portable powered cooler) for a little over 40 hours on a single charge â€“ five times longer than conventional lead acid batteries ever can.
As a portable power source itâ€™s light years ahead of normal lithium ion batteries. For one, you canâ€™t charge normal lithium ion batteries in your 12-volt power source. And itâ€™s also more stable. The PLB40 also has a LCD panel readout that displays battery capacity, charging status and output, while an internal battery management system protects against overheating, low current, over current, reverse charge and