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Getting your camper’s electrics installed and working for you is an important aspect of off-grid living.

These guides cover everything from batteries and solar panels to the nitty gritty detail of wiring.

Even if you plan to hand off your van to a conversion company, read through these posts to help you spec your requirements before they begin the build.

Charging a Leisure Battery Bank | RV Battery Charging

Charging a leisure battery bank in motorhomes, RVs, campervans and caravans is essential. Without an effective means of replacing the energy used, the batteries will flatten.  Not only is it important to recharge them so you can continue to use them, but if left too deeply discharged for too long, their lifespan will shorten. This …

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The Best Battery to Battery Chargers for Campervan Conversions

Maintaining the charge in the leisure batteries of a campervan electrical system can make or break your van living lifestyle. If you want to keep the lights on, have chilled beers for sundowners and keep your electrical gadgets charged a well sized system is imperative. And a means to effectively charge the batteries is as …

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Split Charge Relay | A Complete Guide for Campervan Conversions

When it comes to campervan conversions and living in a van, nothing is more important than the electrical system. A well sized setup, suited for your lifestyle, will keep the lights and fridge running, start up the heater, provide running water and keep your gadgets fully charged. For off grid living, the campervan electrics are …

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The Best RV Inverter Charger for Van Life

If you’ve read what we have, you’ll be convinced that if you’re serious about boondocking, an RV inverter charger is an essential bit of kit. Well we’ve been living in our camper full time since 2018 and we don’t have an RV inverter charger so they’re not what we’d call essential. Living in a van …

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RV Converter & Battery Chargers | A Complete Guide

If you’re planning to live in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you’ve probably already got your solar setup worked out to keep the battery bank charged. But what about when the weather is against you for days on end? Watching the battery monitor and the overall battery …

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How to Choose a Campervan Power Inverter for a DIY Campervan Electrical System

If you’re planning on living in a van full time or even for a few weeks at a time, you might want to think about buying and installing an inverter. Most campervan conversions include at least a small battery bank for charging 12v DC appliances and devices.  But what about household appliances like charging laptops …

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11 Campervan Electrical Components You Need In A Conversion

Need a crash course on campervan electrical components? This post is the perfect place to start for a quick overview of the parts of a campervan electrical system. With a summary of what each component is, what is does and why it’s needed, alongside simple diagrams showing how they fit together, this post helps build …

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RV Converter vs Inverter Explained | A Camper Owner’s Guide

Choosing components for a campervan electrical system can become confusing, especially if you’re not familiar with all the terminology. And then you hear about parts like converters, inverters and inverter chargers. It’s enough to boggle the brain! It doesn’t help when it’s common practice to use these terms interchangeably or use completely different names for …

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Electrical Calculators for Campervan Conversions

The most important aspect of creating the perfect campervan electrical design is getting the size right. But it’s a bit of a minefield. Here’s just an example of some of the typical questions asked when designing and building a DIY campervan conversion: How many batteries do I need? What type of battery do I need? …

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RV Solar Calculator for Off Grid Living

This RV solar calculator will help you correctly size your entire camper solar system. It includes your inverter, solar panels, solar charge controller and battery bank too. It’s simple and straightforward to use. We’ve included a section below to answer some questions you may have. This calculator forms part of our camper solar setup series …

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Inverter Calculator | Sizing AC Load in an Electrical System | RVs & Vans

This inverter calculator will help you correctly size your inverter for the daily load of your AC appliances in your camper. It’s simple and straightforward to use. We’ve included a section below to answer some questions you may have. This calculator forms part of our camper solar setup series and the wider subject of campervan …

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