camper electrics

  1. T

    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 -...
  3. J

    Earthing 240V consumer unit

    Hey, I’m currently installing 240v electrics in my van and I’ve earthed the consumer unit to the van itself. Just want to make 100% sure this has been done correctly and it’s safe. I’ve attached a picture. Can anyone help? Cheers John
  4. DaniH

    T6 electrics - DIY or not?

    Hi, I'm currently converting my first camper and want to hear people's experiences of whether they did a DIY job or got a professional to do it :) I have some wiring experience and pretty good at following a you tube video but not sure if it will just fry my brain (no pun intended lol). I am...
  5. S

    Help with leisure electrics - Cable sizing, distribution, etc.

    Hi all, I'm currently planning my camper build (T6 SWB) to incorporate the below. Under driver's seat: - Leoch Xtreme 110 Leisure battery (12V 110AH Xtreme AGM Leisure Battery (XR1750) NCC Class A - Alpha Batteries) - CTEK D250SE DC-DC charger - Starter battery -> DC-DC charger isolation...
  6. A

    Looking for a good Leisure battery fitter SW London

    Hi, Looking to get a leisure battery installed in my T6 Kombi (2018). Anyone know a good installer in SW london / Surrey area? Or is this a relatively easy self install?
  7. T

    Battery charger tripping MCB. Any ideas?

    Hi, I’ve just fitted a leisure battery and charger, along with EHU, consumer unit and two 240v sockets to my van. It’s a small consumer unit with 1x40 amp RCD and 2 MCBs. I’ve hooked the two sockets up to the 16A MCB and cut the plug off the charger (Victron Energy Blue Smart IP65 Charger - 12V...
  8. K

    Sorry but what AWG wire do I need

    Sorry it's an easy question to answer.... I want to get cig lighter in the back for a fan for the dog cage / What AWG cable do I need to get a feed there from the fuse box? Is it better for something beefier and then stick a fuse box in the back? any help much appreciated... I also need to...
  9. cfdave

    How to keep things tidy?

    Just finished installing the ctek and battery etc. I thought it would be easy to make it look neat. With loads of room. Nope. Awkward af. And advice on how to tidy up this nest of cables? Thanks
  10. S

    Webasto Heater remote control option available?

    I have a Webasto heater in my converted camper and was wondering whether there is a remote control option available so that the camper can be pre-warmed on a cold morning? Any advice would be greatly appreciated
  11. czmate1999

    Electrics... Vw Factory Second Battery Or Install With Conversion...

    Hi All, Am now on to electrical spec and any thoughts would be welcome... have been advised today to go for a VW factory fit second battery with all appropriate wiring already in place for charging the leisure battery once van battery is charged. Was told the advantages were that there isn't...