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  1. Electrical
    Hello All. I'm about to start wiring in a very basic Leisure battery set up with the battery under the drivers seat and fuse box and other items under the single passenger seat. I'm a bit confused about the use of a BusBar and where i should locate it.. any recommendations ?? I'm initially...
  2. General T5 Technical
    Hi all, I'm in the process of replacing the dead leisure battery on my T5 camper. I've got a 250W solar panel on the roof, so am going for AGM batteries this time around. I decided to get an extra battery, so I would have 2 leisure batteries to double my capacity for off grid camping...
  3. Electrical
    Hello all. I'm about to order a leisure battery from my local garage as I cant get one delivered to me directly from mainland UK. Appreciate there are lots of threads on the subject of leisure batteries but can someone summerise the model/spec/size I should be aiming for to go under the front...
  4. Electrical
    so i just bought a factory t4 seat base with leisure battery tray from a multi van i guess? to go with the two captains seats and i'm wondering if anyone knows whats the biggest battery you can fit into it? cheers in advance
  5. The Pub
    Hi, im new here, perhaps someone can help me out. Im looking for a replacement relay for what i imagine is the split charge system in my T4. The leisure battery no longer charges and a fuse has not blown. The glow plug relay recently died so im wondering if i need to replace the relay, i can...
  6. Electrical
    Can anyone tell me everything i need to achieve the following: I'd like to have a leisure battery under the driver's seat (which I'd later get a swivel plate installed onto). I'd like to have a fascia panel facing the back with a 3-pin uk plug socket, usb port, and maybe a digital volt...
  7. Electrical
    Hi everyone Can anyone recommend a place nearish to Chester for me to get a secondary/leisure battery fitted? I wouldn't know where to start! I need some ideas as to where is might be best located, how to ensure that it charges etc Thanks
  8. General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone Does anyone know of a Campervan company reasonably close to Chester that could fit a leisure battery and take a look what I think is an electrical fault with my webasto air top 2000? I'm getting a flash code on the dial which seems to indicate a battery fault or poor electrical...
  9. Electrical
    I am only now investigating some of the bits under my bonnet, and found this white cabled wiring to an impromptu fuse box next to the battery housing, it is fed off the battery, and some large positive connections look more than your average for a van?? Can anyone confirm what this is, and if I...
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    I'm so confused as to what I need to charge my leisure battery from my starter battery. I've researched this for hours and am almost certain I can buy either one of these things however I would love some clarity. I have a VW t5 2005 Diesel engine and a recently purchased 110Ah deep cycling...
  11. T4 Conversions
    Hi, I would appreciate a bit of help with a van conversion issue. We bought our T4 a few months back and went to a "specialist" conversion company. Have a few related issues which are around the battery.:cool::confused: They made a hell of a job and now I'm gathering quotes to put it...
  12. Electrical
    Electrical experts, please can you help solve a mystery and check my physics?! :) Here are the details of the setup, Van: 2006 T5 Leisure Battery: VARTA F17 12V 80Ah 740A, almost new, perhaps 3 months old Heater: Webasto Air Top 3500 ST 12V / 56W 3,0 kW Diesel, Factory installed The van...
  13. Electrical
    Hi All I am curious to know if any one has installed the leisure battery in the engine bay of their T5? We are just about to embark on our first conversion and although we are having a lot of work done by Revampavan, I wanted to tackle this part of the project myself. I know it is possible to...
  14. Electrical
    Hi guys/girls, I've tried using the search function but am just coming up with a load of build threads rather than specific details so I hope you can shed some light on something for me: In my previous T4 I used a voltage sensitive relay (Durite) based split charge system and it worked really...
  15. T5 Conversions
    Hi All, I've spent the last two lunchtimes (clearly being on the forum at work is the best use of time :) ) trawling through build threads looking for pics of where to route cables for my leisure battery. Sadly with no luck. Lots of pics of batteries fitted, but none for the wiring path. I'm...
  16. Electrical
    So I've got a twin leisure battery set up - hooked up to a fused control panel that has sockets. I want to be able to charge my laptop from this. All the adapters I find are only to the cigarette lighter socket. Anyone know if you can get a 12V adapter for laptops that fits into a socket of...
  17. Electrical
    Hey all, currently fitting leisure battery and sterling battery to battery charger to my T5; found loads of helpful advice on here...but can't find out a couple of things so was wondering if anyone could help? 1) the sterling charger has 2 temp sensor cables to run to starter battery and...
  18. T5 Conversions
    hey guys, Starting to strip out my T5 this weekend, its a 56 plate panel van. I am a technician by trade and have a background in rotary wing. I plan on doing a lot of the work myself. Before I consider lining my van I want to put down as many of the cables that will need to run through the...
  19. Electrical
    Ive recently had my leisure battery fitted by and Auto Electrician as I am pretty useless with electrics and am scared off killing my pride and joy! Im happy hes done a very neat job however from what ive read im starting to think its not quite right. For a start everyone is saying the cable...
  20. Electrical
    I have been racking my brain, searching on the net and phoning around. i want to fit a leisure battery on the underside of my T5 probably in a stainless steel or galvanised box... has anyone done something like this before?? any tips, photos, advice welcome A:A:
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