1. T6Jay

    Do you have EHU under your bonnet?

    I do. I was always a bit worried that the cable would somehow get trapped somewhere when closing the bonnet, more so if Mrs T6Jay plugs in as she's not as mechanically sympathetic as me. So I've designed and printed this; It fits into the existing hole in the T6.1 plastic moulding, no holes...
  2. A

    Battery Dead - Camper & on Hols

    Hi, Appreciate without seeing / knowing further info a difficult one but just any ideas... Camper is hooked up to Camp site electrics - Electrics box in Camper shows power is connected and all good. However just come to start van - ignition on fine but just won't start - rapid clicking noise...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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??
  7. 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
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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...
  11. L

    Leisure Battery Vs Electric Hook-up Vs Both

    Hi Guys, I am about to have a Leisure battery in and the quote comes with electric hook-up. It's quite an expensive quote and I am wondering as it is just a day van without cooker etc. Do I actually need an electric hook up should the leisure battery not suffice? I am interested in your...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...

    Group Buy On Vta Egrilles??

    Would anyone be interested ?? If we can get a little discount VTA eGrille. • VisionTech Automotive I’ve emailed , see what I hear back !
  17. B

    Newbie Question About 3 Pin Sockets

    Hi and apologies in advance if this is a bit dumb... But could do with some friendly help here I assumed the 3 pin (mains) sockets we have in our new (secondhand) T6 would work either on hook up or on leisure. But seems I'm wrong as they only work on hook up. Is this normal/correct? There's a...
  18. Pete C

    Mains Wiring/switching Question

    I have just spent a couple of hours helping my neighbour try to sort out some blown electrics on his "new to him" motorhome (not a VW). It looks like a home built setup, with either a mains hook-up connection or a 3.5kW inverter driving the mains sockets in the vehicle. It appears that it is...
  19. S

    Do I Need 240v Hookup?

    Hi My van is currently getting converted - Caravelle seats on LWB rails. I'm having a pop top roof and solar panel and diesel heater fitted and a small kitchen pod. My converter is saying that they can't fit the 240v control panel etc unless they build a box that will cover a part of the...
  20. Mavis628

    Going Abroad - EHU advice needed

    Hi guys Going away in June for a month Switzerland and Italy, do i need to purchase any hook up adapters or will the end I use in the UK work, any links to what I need if I need it would be great Cheers Steve