camper electrics

  1. FactionRaptor

    Installing a Powerpart PDU

    Has anyone installed the BCA Powerpart PDU kit? I’m looking for some advice re: the wiring loom to the vehicle battery. Shown in the attached photo. I’m assuming the green cables are the positive, brown and white are negative but the third cable which is blue & green isn’t labelled on the...
  2. I

    Wiring issues

    I collected my 2017 T6 from the converters the other day & there are a few issues with the leisure battery setup. I knew it was a basic setup using a PMS3 & Dc-Dc charger but it suits my needs at least for now as I’ll mostly be using EHU main issues are the Victron Orion Dc/Dc charger doesn’t...
  3. J

    Basic Leisure battery setup?

    Hi We are on EHU every time we camp but I want to have the facility to use lighting and basic charging of phones etc when not on EHU. I don’t want to spend a fortune so would something like this work with a split charge kit? Takes me up to about £200 ish. Would prefer lithium over lead acid...
  4. M

    Another wiring diagram for scrutiny

    Hi all, I've been putting off doing the electrics for my camper conversion off for a while (mainly since I know very little about electrics!), but I think I'm finally at the point where I'm ready to start buying things. I have attached a diagram of what I think the installation will look like...
  5. A

    Seeking Feedback on Electrical Diagram for my project

    Hey folks, I know this might cover some familiar ground, but I'm reaching out to tap into the collective wisdom of this community. I've put together the electrical diagram for my project, and I'd be truly grateful for your critical views and insights. Relevant Details: Leisure Battery: Tucked...
  6. G

    help with another Leisure electrics shopping list

    Hello Although iv read so many posts on all the leisure electrics set ups, my mind has “frozen” trying to work out what gear I need to order. So far, I’ve chosen a Roamer 160ah lithium battery,, to be fitted under passenger swivel. Hopefully some other Victron kit can fit in with this battery...
  7. A

    Please help me - how to use camper plug sockets?

    Hi all I recently (last week) purchased a converted T6.1. I love it, without this forum though it would be much less enjoyable as it’s so complicated figuring out where everything goes etc. When I purchased it, the guy who sold it me said all manuals were inside… and they were not. So, here...
  8. D

    Camper conversion electrics system- does this look right?

    Hi all and thanks in advance for any comments/info! I was hoping someone could give me an idea of if we've nailed the core components of the electrical system for what we want it for, and give me a ballpark idea of paying to have it fitted, so I can decide whether to do that or to do some/all...
  9. Chrishall888

    Benefit to battery under passenger seat

    Hi Folk, I’ll shortly be heading down the leisure battery route, to enable diesel heater, lights and additional rear sockets etc. I see most people mount the battery under the drivers seat. Is there a main reason for this? We’ve got a captain seat up front, and I’m looking at the possible...
  10. R

    How to secure leisure battery

    Does anyone know if there is a plate I can get to secure a lithium battery under the seat? Or is it best to just use a luggage strap and tie down points? I’ve seen the kiravans type ones but they rely on the battery having a ridge at the bottom to fix to.
  11. B

    Show me your electrical system locations

    Now onto planning my electrical system, planning to go for a fairly basic system, B2B charger and inverter along with 12v and 230v fuse box potentially, don't think I will bother with solar at this stage , where guys install your systems? Any photos appreciated just working out best...
  12. D

    Campervan electrics: Is LB dead?

    Hi all. Looking to help a friend where it looks like the leisure battery is probably about broke. It is 5 years old. Battery to battery looks like it is working. Solar panel fitted bit doesn’t look like it is working. It appears a fuse is missing under drivers seat but not sure what for or what...
  13. sipep

    Where do I start with electrics?

    The van is going in for a poptop in two weeks.. I was going to get a diesel heater done at the same time. But I need some electrics.. We will only be going away for max of 1-2 nights.. Mrs says mainly camp sites. I could get a 240 extension lead.. but that does help with the diesel heater...
  14. Oldrat

    Help- Camper electrics tripping out.

    Hi, I’m after your thoughts on this. I’m a total Leccy numpty and so I sought help from a professional auto electrician as my 12v leisure system trips out occasionally. When it does, it is mostly as the ignition is switched on/ off, although it has tripped a few other times when we’ve been...
  15. L

    Leisure power system, starting from scratch, I'm going round in circles.

    I have an 2017 ex RAC van and have been looking at the leisure electrics side of it, it already has a split charging and a 100AH AGM battery but I would like to start from scratch with a lithium battery and I don't know if the split charge relays will be good enough. I will be installing LED...
  16. J

    Camper electrics don’t work when engine is off the lights

    Hi Everyone, I am new to the forum and new to camper vans. A few days ago I brought a 2015, T6 Transporter converted by Funky Dubz. I could really use your help please. The problem I have is that when I switch the engine OFF the rear electrics do not operate, I have no clue why, maybe there is a...
  17. Garyf123

    Any idea how my camper electrics work?

    Hi, I am having a van day today as it is the first time since i bought it last September that i have had a chance to really explore it! It has a PMS 240v - 12v system (Black box under seat with fuses in) with a leisure battery and a 60w solar deck. If i understand this correctly, the PMS unit is...
  18. J19WMK

    Wiring IGN Cable for DC to DC Charger - HELP

    Hi everyone, In the interest of saving myself some time and money; Can any help with “piggy-backing” a IGN cable for a DC to DC charger from the fuse box under the dash? Thanks
  19. TeeCeeJay

    Electrical component brand compatibility?

    We don't have our van yet, but I'm trying to hoover up as much info as I can and plan our set-up from this great forum resource!. One thing is puzzling me though. Is it important / required to have all the components for your electrical set up from the same brand? I guess it becomes more...

    For Sale Unused Electrics Kit incl Fuse Box, Contol Panel, 240V charger CBE PC210 Kit (less consumer unit)

    CBE PC210 Kit (less consumer unit) I purchased this kit from Kiravans back in March but, with the exception of the consumer unit which I have put in the van, I have not used/installed any of it. The pack is made up of the following: CBE DS300-UK - Fused Distribution Box CBE PC210-ST -...