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  1. General Van Chat
    Hi All, I have a rigid 380W solar panel, charge controller, inverter and all the cabling to set up my T5 for off-grid camping - supplied by the brilliant guys at Bimble Solar. Unfortunately, the bloke who Bimble recommended to install the system has fallen ill and I'm not quite confident...
  2. General Van Chat
    Hi All, I've had some great advice from Martyn at Travel Volts and I'm close to purchasing a full solar setup for our T5. I don't have the expertise or confidence to install the system myself, so was wondering if anyone can recommend a camper/solar electrics specialist in Buckinghamshire or...
  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. Customising / Modding
    I'm looking at putting a rigid solar panel on my SCA194 roof, and am looking at using roof bars to do this rather than the corner feet which are another option. However, I wondered if anyone here had put an expedition type roof rack on their pop top? It may be a really bad idea but it's just...
  5. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm setting our van up for off grid camping, summer and winter. To do this I'm ordering the following equipment: Solar Panel:190 Watt 12 Volt Pannello Solare Monocristallino (rigid, fitted to roof rack or roof channels when rack not installed) Mobile Panel:No Solar charge controller:TBB...
  6. Electrical
    I need to extend my solar cable. The tidiest way would be to replace the existing 2metre length with a 4 metre length at the junction terminal on the solar panel. But I don’t believe I can do this without affecting its waterproofing. Consequently I plan to extend the cable after it enters my...
  7. Electrical
    Hi Just wondering has anyone mounted their flexi solar panels on to their roofs with a polycarbonate (twinwall) sheet between? Like in the following link: https://www.thepolycarbonatestore.co.uk/4-mm-clear-polycarbonate-multiwall Wondering if something like this would provide a means of...
  8. Electrical
    Hi. I have a 2014 VW T5 with a 12v leisure battery connected to vehicle battery via a 140A Sensitive Relay (Portable Power Technology). I have fitted a 150W solar panel and SmartSolar controller MPPT 75/15 to the leisure battery. My problem is that the split charge relay constantly clicks and...
  9. Electrical
    Hi again So, I've found a VW shop who can supply and fit a 150W solar panel with Victron 75/15 controller. The panel they supply is a fully flexible one, rather than a semi-flexible on a thin backing board. Now my T5 has a Reimo-style pop-top roof, which is not entirely flat: it has 3 wide...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. VAG Parts For Sale
    Brand New Unused Solar Camper Solutions VW T5/T6 Bolt-on Solar Kit. Change of plans means it's no longer required. This is the 2018 panel. Kit can be seen in link below. This is the panel kit only, no controller included. Retail is £399...
  13. Electrical
    All, I have a 2013 Caravelle (with Bluemotion ) and have fitted a single leisure battery powering a small fridge + USB gadgets - all is working well. I have a CTEK 250SA which does the charging, but I have changed my job now and my van sits on the drive now for days/weeks at a time and...
  14. 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...
  15. Electrical
    Hi, i have purchased a T5 with a 4 year old Cannon Camper conversion. The unit has a solar panel & controller connected to re-charge the leisure battery together with a PMS3 unit to charge when on electric hookup. Should I also expect a split charge system from the van battery to have been...
  16. Electrical
    Hey :) I’m after a new ‘split charge setup’ .. Needs to have.. Solar panel input Battery to battery setup Charges leisure battery when on mains hookup *All automatic* no faffing around.. Be awesome to have just one box that everything connects to and is basically fit and forget. Ctek...
  17. Electrical
    Hi, I have two Solar panels one 140w on the roof and a 120w folding. The roof mounted one is permanently connected to the Vitron blue power MPPT solar controller, the folding one has connectors under the bonnet to plug into when its used. Currently they are wired in parallel, my question is...
  18. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    I've just got a 100w solar panel which we're going to mount on the pop top, but in a way that is removable so that we can stick the panel in the sun as required on a 5m extension. Currently looking at reimo rails or similar for which we can build a frame that will allow the panel to slide in...
  19. Interior
    Hi, Thanks in advance to all you lovely people who may be able to offer me some advice... T: I have a 2011 T5.1 with a 'ridged' rather than flat smooth roof. Does anyone have experience of installing flexi stick down solar panels to a T5 with a 'ridged roof'? e.g. How can you form a proper...
  20. 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...
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