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  1. Electrical
    Hi Guys, I'm in a bind and in need of some help. Purchased a solar panel, inverter, charge controller and all the assorted wiring/glands e.t.c ready to be installed on our VW T5. Unfortunately, the guy we had lined up to install it all for us has fallen ill and we're due to take the van on her...
  2. Electrical
    Hi All, I had a bloke over to check over the electrics on our T5 today and he's confirmed that our leisure battery is dead and that we need a new one. He also seems to think there was never a split charge system fitted to the van... (Might explain why the battery died). The bloke is coming...
  3. Electrical
    Hi guys, Can anyone suggest some decent solar panel makes/models? Just about to buy mine shortly and want to make sure I get some decent ones. Ideally I’d like 2 x 100W panels (to run 2 leisure batteries) that can fit side by side on the back end of the roof just for aesthetic purposes instead...
  4. Electrical
    Hi everyone, Currently planning out my electrical system for my van and had a few questions if people wouldn’t mind helping me out. I have absolutely no clue when it comes to the electrics, so have found an auto electrician that’s going to fit them for me however I’m buying all the items in...
  5. Electrical
    Hi there, Very much out of my depth with this question so apologies in advance for any faux pas etc. I purchased a 1994 VW Transporter fully kitted out and since purchasing and having trips out have noticed that the Waeco fridge keeps cutting out and then starting back up again. The more trips...
  6. LWB Garage (All Versions)
    Hi this is my first attempt at converting my 2009 T32 LWB 2.5 TDi tailgate. Hopefully I will be using it to tour Europe or as my son puts it - follow him around when the bands he is a tour manager / sound engineer for, are touring. During the first and easy stage - ripping everything out -...
  7. T4 Conversions
    Looking for a coolbox last for 3-5days off grid. I currently have a durite relay that charges and 100ah leisure battery. I have a 12v socket and two USB's and 6 led spot lights. Mainly just charging iphones, ipad, running small fan, 12v shower and 6 led spot lights. But i heard coolbox drains...
  8. T5 Conversions
    I have just fitted a 100W solar panel via a MPPT controller to my leisure battery and my Split charger has started clicking on/off. It stops if I put on the lights etc. Any ideas?
  9. Electrical
    Hi I am new here. I have recently been doing a van conversions and fitted a leisure battery (140ah). I also fitted a durite 140amp split charger. Everything working fine. My issue or question has come after I have fitted my solar panels renogy 2x 100watt panel and victorn mppt solar controller...
  10. Electrical
    Kiravans are currently discounting £100 off their 120w semi flexible panel bringing it down to £190ish. Controller cost is on top. I’ve been mulling over the idea of going solar and I wondered whether this is good value for a panel? Certainly cheaper than photonic but not sure whether better...
  11. T5 Conversions
    Finally in the process of organising an Austop installation on my Van. Its a logistical nightmare as I'm in Jersey and have to ship the van to the UK so added cost. Before I make final plans has anyone fitted solar to an Austop roof and if so what type and how was it fitted. Trying to decide if...
  12. Electrical
    Hi, I have been doing my research and planning on a solar system on my T5. I have bought 1 x 100W panel and looking to get a MPPT Controller. The 100W panel has the following spec: Related power:100W Open circuit voltage (Voc):21.6V Max power voltage (Vpm):17.3V Short circuit current...
  13. Electrical
    Hi all. I have read many a thread about solar installations. My quandary is, I have an original steel ribbed roof which I don't want to drill holes in as it is carpeted etc. I know many have glued with satisfaction but all are on poptop rooves. I have 2 options. 1) Bond to the high spots or...
  14. T5 Conversions
    Hi, I am new to this forum, so any help would be reall helpful. I am thinking of having the Skyline roof and roof mounted solar panel installed. It seems like a good price and looks good. I have seen the threads on the roof, which appear to have good reviews and look good. Has anybody any...
  15. Vans For Sale
    Excellent condition, low mileage full VW service history. We bought the van brand new and had it converted to our specification by Complete Camper Conversions with no expense spared. The van has air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a removalable tow bar. We had LED running lights, chrome...
  16. Electrical
    Can pick up a single LG Neon 2 Black 300W panel for £250 delivered from Rexel Energy Solutions. The 'CELLO' technology makes it really good in low light too so ideal for cloudy days, and more than enough power to keep battery topped up even with the 240V stuff. The spec sheet suggests voltage...
  17. Electrical
    Hello All. Some advice would be welcomed. I've got a roof mounted 80w solar panel but sometimes I'm static camping without hook-up for as long as 10 days. Is it worth fitting a second panel of, say 100w? The company who did the conversion says I could plug it into the rear cigarette lighter...
  18. Electrical
    Advice gratefully received. Cant make mind up whether to have a solar panel fitted to pop up? What do others do?/or think about the cost vs Value of a solar panel? Would be using it on the continent so lack of UK sun not an issue!! Obviously not needed if electrical hook up available, but...
  19. Parts, Tuning & Styling
    Victron Products Now In Stock at 12 Volt Planet We're now able to supply the full range of high quality Victron power management products including pure sine wave inverters, multi-stage battery chargers, solar charge controllers (PWM and MPPT), solar panels and kits, voltage sensitive relays...
  20. Electrical
    Hi guys, I often have to leave the van idle for months at a time and am wondering what the best way to prolong the life of the leisure batteries is. I have 2 100ah batteries which are charged from a 100W roof mounted solar panel with controller (and via the van battery and heavy duty split...
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