1. R

    Hiding External EHU Cable

    Hi, Is there a way to run an external EHU into the van and have all the doors and windows closed? I don't have a leisure battery or external plug and was hoping to just use my RCD EHU Cable with sockets. I've searched the forum but couldn't find any ideas or suggestions. Cheers Russ
  2. S

    Random question about Electric Hook-up.

    Hello. Very random question (sorry). We use our van on my parent's driveway. Currently (don't judge me) my dad takes the electric hook-up point apart to feed it through the letter box as the whole end bit doesn't fit through. We then feed the cable through and remake it so that we have power...
  3. osman

    should I run my fridge on 240v or 12v whilst I'm hooked up

    Hi im puzzling over what I should do with my fridge when im hooked up to 240v .. I have the option of keeping the fridge plugged into my leisure battery OR plugged into the 240 via an adapter (240v Power supply) basically either way the fridge is running on 12v dc. So the fridge is un aware of...
  4. J

    Cali Ocean double Hook-up/Water fill point

    Does anyone know where I can get hold of the 2 in 1 hook up point that can be seen on some of the Ocean campers??
  5. R

    Wiring up travelvolts consumer unit

    just a quick question to confirm my thoughts as the instructions supplied dont match the layout of the supplied CU Does my pro drawing look right? i know earths are missing
  6. S

    240v consumer unit earthing

    Hi all, I've earthed my consumer to the earthing point under my passenger seat. Someone told me I shouldn't earth the 240v to the van as if there was a fault it would fry my 12v system in the van. Instead I should rely on the red and the earthing back yo the who in the campsite. Good idea or...
  7. Sportster Dave

    What length electric hook-up cable?

    This may be a silly question but having just brought my first camper with a new conversion I need to buy a 25m hook up cable. I see some available have different amp rating. Any advice or recommendations?
  8. mhill

    External 240v hook-up options?

    Was away for 3 nights last week and destroyed a electricial cable running the mains in through the front door to run a heater and dehumidifier. There's no way im cutting a standard hole in the side of the van as its not a camper and I don't want it to look like one, I already have a anderson...
  9. M

    Location of wiring to T6 offside rear light cluster

    I want to piggyback onto the rear offsite brake light wire in order to use this in conjunction with the 12v NET signal from the EHU, so that I can activate a warning buzzer if I try to drive off with the EHU still connected. Is there an easy way of accessing this wire at the back of the van on...
  10. Ann3x

    Is this Consumer Unit wired wrongly?

    This CU was fitted by a converter. Im relocating it atm to under bonnet but the wiring looks wrong way round to me - at least based on interior CUs. In the top of the CU live is on left, neutral on right. Am I going crazy or isnt it usually the other way around? Does it even matter in a single...
  11. L

    [Guide] Dash confirmation / warning while on electric hook up

    My electric hook up point is located under the bonnet,so with the bonnet closed and ehu plugged in,battery charger located in a cupboard it’s very hard to see!,my worst nightmare would be to drive off while on hook up! Or parked on the drive plugged into the house, so I decided to use an ESP...
  12. Ann3x

    Routing path for external cables?

    Looking to resite my HUP from below rear bumper to the engine area - problem is my consumer unit is in the back quarter panel and id prefer not to move it (would require removing furniture, finding a new site, making a new quarter panel etc).. I have excess cable as this was always on longer...
  13. K


    Could anyone tell me please what type of transformer I need for hook up from our house to our campervan? Thank you
  14. Tim Sparkes

    VW GTE Socket Badge Pt No

    As per the title. Does anyone know the part number of the GTE Charging socket/badge? Thinking of making my own EHU grill. Thanks.
  15. D

    Hidden EHU & Water points in D-pillar (tailgate)

    People have been great helping me, so I thought I'd post a few pics of my van. This show my EHU and water arrangements the rear molding is held in place with two magnets you can see one of the striker plates in the photo. There is a shock corded tether as a backup, but it is very secure. I have...
  16. rolling_stone

    Plugged In Or Die?

    With the state of the world as it is at the moment, the van isn't going to get much use. So just wondered what's best for the leisure battery? To... a) Leave the van on EHU from the house? b) Just leave it to run flat (I think this is not good?) c) EHU every week or so to fully charge, then...
  17. N


    Good morning I have a westfalia Kepler 1 t6 Campervan, and wondered if someone had any experience of using a 12v microwave in such a van either of leisure batteries or mains hook up ? Thank you
  18. Deaky

    Hookup And Consumer Unit Under The Bonnet

    At the minute, I have an EHU extension lead with a RCD and breaker built in to it. I run this into the van and plug my battery charger in when needed. I'm toying with the idea of fitting it permanently. Would there be anything wrong in fitting the EHU socket under the bonnet with an...
  19. H

    Mains Plug In Behind Vw Badge On Front Grille

    Hi, At the NEC last month I saw a really cool way of hiding the electrical hook up point behind the VW badge on the front grille, problem was I forgot who made it!!! Did anyone visit the show and spotted the VW company? The VW badge is hinged and swings out and beneath it the female 3 pin 230v...
  20. Farnorthsurfer

    Modifying A Consumer Unit?

    Would it be a bad idea to let a single gang unswitched mains socket into the side of a consumer unit under the drivers seat? It looks like there is plenty of room in the unit, good space between the internals. The idea is to retain the mains plug on the Victron charger so that I can easily...