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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. Wiring a Victron SmartSolar controller

    Electrical
    Hi all My T5 has an existing 12V leisure system: 240V EHU (12V charger but no inverter), split-charge (not sure of the type of relay) to 110Ah battery. Am running a 40W Dometic compressor fridge, LED lights, water pump and USB charge sockets. I would like to install a 150W solar panel and...
  3. 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...
  4. interior lights of leisure battery

    Electrical
    Hello all, I have a 2010 t5 transporter I have installed a leisure batterry with split charge system. I like my interior lights and would like them supplied by the leisure battery instead of the starter battery. I assume that all that has to be done is to find the 12v supply to the interior...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. afraid of setting van on fire!

    Electrical
    hi all, my one true fear is the title of this post! im setting up the van for camping and as i have a spare van starter battery in my garage and no money in the bank i was going to use the battery to power my cooler box and usb port while camping. My question is what are the very basic...
  8. Leisure battery issue

    Electrical
    Hi. I have recently bought myself a lovely t4 1.9td. It has a tv xbox fridge and lots of electrical sockets all fitted professionaly. My problem started out that when I switched the invertor on a red overcurrent light was on. The fan was running but no power to t.v. or fridge (Stella fridge). I...
  9. Split Charge Relay kit from XtremeVans

    Electrical
    Hey all, Haven't posted in a while since I've been happily taking in Europe for near on 3 years since my conversion was completed nearly 3 years ago. Here's the silly part - I bought a split charge relay kit, complete with battery charger from Xtremevans back then, and I still haven't got...
  10. T4 Multivan access to leisure battery.

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hello all, Recently bought a LHD 95 T4 Multivan with a Westy pop top which is my new pride and joy (a giant leap forward in drive-ability from the t25 California I had before!). Have been busy sorting out the snags, but am a bit puzzled at how to get to the dead as a dodo leisure battery...
  11. Fuse Box and Battery Under Driver Seat

    Electrical
    Hi, In the process of fitting out the drivers seat to take a Battery, Charger and Fuse Box. Found this Battery and it state it is 175mm High http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281647076343?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Google search and I can only find it 190mm. This is ok...
  12. Leisure battery advice

    Electrical
    I'm hoping the collective wisdom/experience on here can help with an issue I'm having findig a suitable leisure battery for my T4: I want an auxiliary battery to power my eberspacher heater, stereo and 12v sockets: not for proper camping over long periods of time, just for the odd hour or two...
  13. IMO SRNH70 70Amp Split Charge Relay

    Electrical
    Has anyone had any experience with one of the following relays for the provision of split charge to the leisure battery? IMO SRNH70 70Amp Split Charge Relay. https://www.flickr.com/gp/propperbo66/Ve4398 I've been buying a load of gear to upgrade my T4 to a more beefy spec for longs days /...
  14. Elecsol 20 Camper van 20amp intelligent leisure battery charger boxed RRP £119

    Parts For Sale
    Elecsol 20 Camper van 20amp intelligent leisure battery charger boxed RRP £119 new, still boxed had a few from a local garage that shut down looking for £60 but only have a few left now
  15. Leisure battery flat

    Electrical
    Hi I'm in a campsite in Wales and my leisure battery is flat. It's been on the van about 4 yrs and has been discharged a lot over winter etc. it's an orange 110 a/ h from tonsure. I've also never topped it up with distilled water. It charges either rough a sterling charger/ power pack off the...
  16. Leisure Battery Problem

    Electrical
    Hi, I have a pretty simple Smartcom relay which was working fine. Leisure Battery is fully charged off a mains charger, but wasn't showing any charge on voltage meter in van. I checked the relay and the in-line fuse between it and the live battery terminal was slightly melted, and holder...
  17. Brand New unopened T4/T5 Radio Change Over Unit

    Life Style
    Posted here as opposed to ICE as its to go with a leisure battery, this is one of Jay's units from Xtreme Van that is Brand new and unopened as it wasnt required in the end. It basically allows the radio to run from the leisure battery when the ignition off so you dont drain your main battery...
  18. electrical set up

    Electrical
    Hi, Can anyone who knows there stuff let me know if this is possible. I have been mulling over how to set this up and as i rarely use any electricity when wild camping it would be nice to take the hard wired extras away from the engine battery. I know the way i should go is split charge but i...
  19. What runs off my leisure battery?

    Electrical
    Hi all, Just bought my first VW van a 2006 Carravelle 174 Tip Auto Exec. I was wondering what equipment runs off the second battery under the passenger's seat as standard? I know the aux heater does, but what else? Hoping it may be interior lights, cigarette lighters & stereo. If not, is it...
  20. Leisure Battery and electrics

    Electrical
    Hi, I have literally just bought my first VW Transporter. Its a T4 800 Special 1.9TD. I got it to turn into a camper slowly...I am 19 so am unaware of a lot of information. Could anybody help me on the following subjects please: I want to know how I hook up a leisure battery, so it still...
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