1. Pedro20001

    Connecting a solar panel to starter battery whilst leaving van for 4 weeks

    Hi all, I am going abroad for 4 weeks and have to leave the van at work, I have got a smallish solar panel with controller to trickle charge the starter battery with crocodile clips. The van has a tracker and aftermarket immobilizer fitted so wanted to try and counter any current draw. My...
  2. M

    Battery Charger Help for Newbie!

    Hi All, I’m hoping someone may be able to help. I’m currently driving through Spain with my family on our first major trip in our van. All has been going fine, we’ve stayed at a couple of campsites and connected the electric successfully. We discovered the box in the first image and found...
  3. H

    Underseat battery size. What have you got?

    Heya folks. Another battery size question I’m afraid. I’m looking and putting a Renogy DCC50S 12V 50A DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT, fuse box and bus bars under there too. Has anyone got any tips on what battery will fit? My next step is to mock up the sizes with cardboard boxes...
  4. D

    Victron or C-Tek battery chargers?

    Hi, I have been advised by a battery shop to try charging my battery before switching it out. I just wanted to get some feedback as to which way to go in regards to a battery charger and if any one has any experience with them. I have been recommended a CTEK M15 12 Volt 15A Marine Battery...
  5. E

    T6.1 12v cab sockets with factory aux battery

    Have looked at previous threads and some seem to conflict with what I’m finding. 2023 T6.1 Hillside Birchover Classic campervan; uses standard VW factory fitted aux battery fitted under passenger seat. I’ve just measured the voltage on both the upper and lower cab 12v sockets both with the EHU...
  6. Steved55

    Leisure battery charging

    Happy new year all. I have a 2016 self build camper based on a shuttle. This one is hopefully a keeper so I have installed victron smart controllers for my solar panel and b2 b charger. We have been a week in dull South Wales staying in a cottage so very little use of the van, but drove up to...
  7. M

    Wanted NOCO Boost

    Hey there I’m looking to get a NOCO Boost battery starter “for emergencies” and hopefully ‘a just in case’ scenario and wondered if anyone had one they weren’t using that I could take off your hands please? Just a basic one that‘ll start a diesel T6. Thanks in advance
  8. D

    Split charger failed?

    Hi all, Noticed my leisure battery charge level was low last night. Turn on the camper electrics control panel and it beeps regularly and shows minimal leisure battery charge. Today, My MPPT controller shows voltage as 12.26V shortly after a reasonable drive and the control panel does not...
  9. Stuart Docchar

    Battery charge question

    Do you need to keep the main battery charged up we have a new t6.1 camper 2022 and may sit a couple of weeks or so cheers
  10. S

    Which size AC-DC battery charger to get?

    Starting to plan out the electrical system for my conversion and have my first question (of many no doubt!) I think I'm going to go for a 100Ah Renogy or Roamer Lithium battery but not sure what size 240v battery charger to get. Have been looking at the Victron ip22 models, either 15A, 20A or...
  11. Sim73

    Fitting a battery charger with a Sargent EC155

    Hi, I have a fully converted van with a Sargent EC155 unit. I am wanting to leave that in place, but fit a new battery charger to cope with a new lithium battery. Has anyone done this? If so, any advice would be appreciated. Secondly, it looks like I will also have to replace my Sterling...
  12. Mattsuze

    Engine battery charging using leisure battery?

    Hi All, due to my limited understanding of electronics, I’m asking for some help! I have a campervan, professionally converted T6.1 Transporter. it has a solar panel and leisure battery with the following kit: Victron units: ORION TR Smart isolated DC-DC CHARGER next to leisure battery under...
  13. A

    Leisure battery not charging

    Hello, newish campervan owner. I have a brand new leisure battery that is not taking charge on EHU or when we drive, It was fitted last weekend, we drove 87 miles, plugged into the EHU at a campsite and three days later the battery was down to 11.4. We switched off the fridge, which was the...
  14. A

    Could you recommend me a decent AGM battery charger?

    Anyone any recommendations for a mains battery charger i.e. charging the starter battery on\off the van, not a built in leisure battery charger? Can't move the van cos the battery's now flat as a pancake and my old charger is bust. Some of the ones on Amazon look a bit weedy but I want to get...
  15. L

    Do I need to disconnect the vehicle battery in my 2018 VW T6, which has stop/start, before I use a battery charger?

    I have a Vitron 12/30 Blue Smart Charger, that is due to go into the van when the leisure electrics are done. For now, I want to charge up the vehicle battery. I have just read the VW Manual, which makes no reference to using a battery charger but gives the impression that to jump-start the van...
  16. LimaHotel

    Starter battery and split charge

    My friend has a 2016 T6 from a conversion company. It has a 80ah AGM starter battery and the converter installed a ‘smart battery isolator’ split charge instead of a b2b charger. The alternator was replaced a couple of months ago. The van has been throwing up a stop start error for a while and...
  17. M

    Leisure battery charging - what voltage means it’s full?

    Checked the leisure battery earlier today via the usb sockets. They were reading 11.9v. Thought it wise to hook up and put some charge into the leisure battery. It's been on for the best part of the day and now reads 12.9v. Maybe a daft question, but when is there enough juice in the battery so...
  18. M

    Battery Optimser

    Hi Is it safe to use a battery optimiser on a 2018 T6 (The type that you can connect to the battery while it is still fitted to the van) I was wondering if it would confuse the monitoring as I assume that it could charge the battery beyond the usual 80% and also potentially back drive any...
  19. Widdzuk

    Electric hookup charger Rating Question

    Hi. I’m looking at a charger for when I’m on EHU. I’m looking charging a200ah lithium battery and originally thought about the blue smart ip22 12/30 charger Am I right in thinking the 30A would trip the EHU as they are only generally rated for 10/16A load? Would be it better to use a 12/10...
  20. JTT6

    Charging an EcoFlow Delta

    Evening all, I am looking at 240v power options for the van, and rather than a traditional split charge/leisure battery, I have been looking at removable batteries like the Ecoflow Delta / Goal Zero Yeti 1000x. I'm a photographer so having power I can take out of the van on shoots would be...