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  1. Leisure battery advice

    Electrical
    Hi fellow VW owners, I am currently re-doing a camper I bought. Had all the units and bed etc but not much else so I am in the process of electrifying the back :) exciting stuff (pun intended ;) ) Anyway, I have been looking at leisure batteries (obviously) and I'm not entirely sure what I need...
  2. Charging leisure batteries T5 California...

    Electrical
    I have another question...maybe strange but all is about learning stuff...and I'm not technical... I could run the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 from my 12v lighter in the front of the VW with an adapter….THEN have the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 charge the leisure batteries through the 12V lighter...
  3. Converting a T5 to electric

    General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone, As the world will be moving over to non-fossil fuel vehicles within the next few decades, I wondered if anyone knew about possibilities for retrofitting electric motors into a T5. I read an article a while ago about a guy fitting Tesla motors in performance sports cars, so wondered...
  4. Show us your Leisure battery set up

    Electrical
    Hey guys, I'm looking at leisure batteries. There's heaps of options and ways of fitting them so I feel a little swamped. Lets see your Battery set up, where have you placed it, what would you have done different, if you vented and how you vented? See if someone out there can inspire me to...
  5. Driving T4 without working alternator

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've got a problem with my alternator and it doesn't charge a battery (battery light on dashboard, voltage is lower than 13V when the car is working). So I guess I have to order new alternator (or maybe only some part, but not sure which one), but shipping will take some time, so I'm...
  6. Battery for a Bluemotion Kombi T5 TDI - solved

    Electrical
    Well, thanks to lots of threads on this forum, I solved my battery problem. Im documenting this as some of the info I found was really helpful, but there was also a lot of misinformation on the web generally. Backstory: came back from holiday - 3 weeks of no van use - and I couldn't get it...
  7. Flat Battery Whilst Camping

    Electrical
    Hello all you helpful in the know people. Last weekend I was camping with the Van (yes I know the one weekend when it rained.... a lot, but that is another story). We parked up on the Friday and doors were opened and closed and left open as is generally normal for using the van camping. I went...
  8. Batter drain - suspecting alternator

    Electrical
    Hi All, I have a relatively new to me 1997 2.4d T4, the electrical system and battery have been going strong until recently (excluding an issue with glow-plug relay). Recently I had some welding done to deal with some rust on the floor pan and the van drove and started grand the next two days...
  9. Split charger not charging battery

    Electrical
    Hi, I have a strange situation with my split charger and was wondering if anyone had any ideas why this is happening and what the fix would be. With the engine running and leisure battery terminals removed from the battery I get 14.4v at the leisure battery terminals which is what I would...
  10. Replacement Starter Battery

    Electrical
    Hi I need to replace my starter battery in my 06 Transporter and since the last one has done 11 years without fault I'd like to do a straight replacement. Unfortunately Varta dont make that very easy as a google search with the ID number doesnt give an exact match - I guess it has changed in 11...
  11. Is my AGM Starter Battery on its ways out

    Electrical
    So I have 2013 Caravelle with Bluemotion ( T5.1 ) and the a few times lately after it being on the drive for a few days it has struggled to start.... The Stop/Start hardly works unless I have been driving for an Hour or so. It's still quite mild temperature at as well so I doubt the Glow...
  12. Do 2 leisure batteries need an upgraded alternator

    Electrical
    I've got a 2015 T5 campervan conversion and am planning to fit two AGM leisure batteries to increase my off grid power storage. But I've been warned that I will also need to upgrade my alternator or run the risk of overheating in the alternator or regulator? I see that Californias come from...
  13. Split charge / Second batteryquestion

    Electrical
    Hello all First post so forgive my ignorance! :ILU: Considering installing a second battery with a split charge system - questions are: If I want my current van stereo and amp set-up to run off the leisure/second battery what do I need to do? Presumably I need to re-connect to new battery...
  14. Could this monster battery fit under passenger seat?

    Electrical
    Hi All, Hope to find you all well. My camper conversion is coming along nicely, finished all the dynamatting a couple of weeks ago and ordered a load of stuff this week so I can press on just in time for winter camping ;) One thing I need to do is the leisure battery and because I'm always...
  15. Leisure batteries and solar charging

    Electrical
    I'm sure there are people out there who can advise me on this. I've got a 2015 T5 campervan and last year fitted a 150W solar panel to the roof. I've just been away on holiday and found that the leisure battery seems to have stopped holding its charge - it's about 2 years old but has been fully...
  16. Engine won't start and electrical issue, any idea's

    Electrical
    Hi, went to start the van yesterday and all I got were instrument lights flashing relays and things energise/de-energise and pumps priming, but no attempt from start motor and battery voltage draining seriously low?? Suspected low battery so charged overnight with my ctek charger, but still the...
  17. leisure battery check after 100W solar panel fitted

    Electrical
    I have a MPPT with 100W flex panel. Linked to a 100Amp battery. I was testing the battery today with the fridge so turned it on and cranked it to 6. I was getting 38-80w from the panel when I was checking it today but the Voltage was still 12.7v . I have come home turned the fridge down to 3...
  18. Caravelle + Blue Motion - Do I need a new battery

    Electrical
    Hello, I have a 2013 Caravelle 140ps with Bluemotion, this has the standard 70Ah Varta AGM battery. This week I went away for 1 week and when I came back to the Car Park there was not enough charge left in the battery to turn the starter motor. I have nothing other than factory standard...
  19. Top Battery Cover Part Number

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hi. Does anybody have the part number for the top piece of the battery cover - the piece around the fan intake? I think it seems to come in 3 parts and I have both the bottom piece and the side piece. I can find replacement parts for these pieces online but not the top bit. See photo below...
  20. New to forum, need a little help with poorly T4. Right place?

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hello everyone. Just registered...have a beautiful T4 Transporter full conversion. Have driven her to France...had some work done and all checked before we left...and after being here 3 months we've a new problem. Could someone point me towards a support thread, if there is such a thing? I want...
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