auxiliary batteries

  1. Dellmassive

    For Sale Transporter OEM AUX Battery tray for under bench seat

    Transporter OEM AUX Battery tray for under bench seat £25 ** ** i also have a second one for the other side of the double bench (for a twin battery setup under the double bench collection Ilford Essex.
  2. J

    Campervan Lithium power bank HUGE explosion, please be vigilant!

    Hi guys, I’m new here, I have a motorhome but not a T6 but bear with me as this could be life saving for you! Yesterday I took my ALLPOWERS 288wh solar generator I bought in April last year and has worked perfectly out of the camper van to use in the garden with the kids to charge an iPad, (I...
  3. bigcarpylew

    12v Battery Bank

    Hi New to the forum, hoping for a little bit of help with a 12v battery bank i'm planning on building. My primary reason for buying a VW T6 was to go fishing in it, so i'm building some weird and wonderful bits to suit those needs, the latest bit of the build is to make a quick and easy 12v...
  4. Scylla

    Solar System 2 Battery System Help

    I have a mppt pro which will charge a leisure battery and the engine battery.. does anyone know if I can connect the engine battery to the second battery connections on my 16 plate T6 highline
  5. L

    Is My Leisure Battery Dead?

    As per title, I think my leisure battery may be dead. I've attached a battery monitor for the last few days and it looks like the battery charges from the solar panel during the day but then drops down to 12.3v overnight. Nothing is running from the LB apart from the battery monitor...
  6. Daviesmd

    Want To Add A Second Leisure Battery

    Hi I have a ctek250sa and it currently charges from alternator and solar panel - I am looking to add a second battery to my system and was wondering is it as simple as connecting the leisure batteries in parallel?
  7. Skyliner33

    Help With Low Charging Voltage

    After reading posts by @Dellmassive I decided to get a Quicklynks bluetooth battery monitor 2. SO having installed it on the leisure battery I decided to have a look at what the App does. A couple of tings have surprised me. 1. I did a charge test, and I'm now worried I might have a problem...
  8. S

    Duo Batteries For Bilbo's?

    Hi. This may have been covered before, but we have just got a 2nd hand Bilbo's, the dealer had fitted an 80Ah leisure battery which only gave 1.5 days running (not the 3+ days as advertised)-so a visit to Battery Megastore Tewkesbury was in order to collect the Bilbo's spec Hankook 130Ah. As...
  9. M

    Solar Panel

    Anyone recommend a decent flexible solar panel? Thinking I need a 150w to keep fridge going with a 130amph battery. Its going on a skyline roof so if anyone has images of fitting and cable entry to the van that would be good. Cheers
  10. P

    Connection Of Second Battery To T6 Transporter Van

    Hi, I have a new T6 transporter van that I am fitting out as a camper. In terms of adding a second battery for fridge ect, I know that I need to connect via a modern dc-dc charger like a Redarc. My question is what is the best way to connect to the main starter battery for charging the second...
  11. Bundu

    Power Under Passenger Seat

    Hello fellow Sixers I've been researching installing a second battery under the front passenger seat. Yesterday, I took the seat out and found this: A collection of seven +12VDC wires just strung up going nowhere. They are bound in 2 bundles, 4 and 3: They appear to be permanently live. I...
  12. Skyliner33

    Leisure Battery Location?

    I am in the process of planning my leisure battery, putting it under a seat with the dc-dc charger and a consumer unit. Location being the main conundrum. My thoughts are: 1. Under the passenger seat leaving the option of putting a heater under the drivers seat. 2. Under the drivers seat, in...
  13. Josh Corps

    Camper Electric Installation

    So, I'm about to embark on the long overdue electrical installation of my van. im sure im going to have many questions along the way but one for now is. I'm planning a more 'off the grid installation'. would I have to uprate my alternator if i were to fit 2 leisure batteries coming close to 300ah?
  14. RikParr73

    How To Install Leisure Battery Retaining Bracket

    Hi all, could anyone advise how I would fir the retaining bars over my leisure battery under the front single passenger seat please? Do I need to drill holes for the bars? Searched online but can 't find anything. Thanks in advance.
  15. stefang

    Leisure Battery Install Location

    Hi guys, Greetings from Australia. I have a 4motion Multivan T6, and while researching the install of a second battery, I came across a post, whereby a chap installed his in the void / area directly under his RHS brake light panel. Can some one point me to the post in question? Thanks in...
  16. amb217

    2nd Battery Location - Multivan

    Hi all, I am awaiting a 2018 Multivan SWB for the growing family. Unfortunately the dealer didnt tell me about the OEM VW factory fitted second battery option. Now I have been doing some research and come across this forum. They are offering to put one behind the rear wheel arch in the boot...
  17. Kramsdog

    Electrics Under Passenger Seat

    I’m about to start on the transition from van to camper. I had a quick look at the current state of electrics and found the under the passenger the following cables, see picture, any advice? Could these be used or is it not worth attempting as it will upset rest of the vans electrics? Planned...
  18. U

    Leisure Battery / Digital Multi Meter

    Firstly, for anyone about to fit a leisure battery under the passenger seat of a T6 and requiring a DC to DC charger I cant recommend enough getting the bits from Travelvolts, not only does he give you proper no bull advice he also provides a full kit with all the pre-wired cables bespoke to...
  19. Chris J

    Solar Panel , Night Heater

    Hi all , Im going to install a Planar diesel night heater , not sure about battery drain on starting these things up , I have a 100ah leisure batt which runs my lighting and a small pump for tap water but no charging system in place yet I just charge at home when needed. If I install a solar...
  20. Smikas

    T6 Electrics Install Help

    Hi All I am new to the forum and to the Transporter range! I have been doing a fair bit of reading and need a little advice. In 3 weeks time I will be putting the van in the garage and starting stage 1 of a 3 year, 3 stage process: Stage 1 - Insulation, lining and electrics (fitted inside an...
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