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How to Install Shore Power in a DIY Camper

How to add shore power to your campervan electrical system to charge leisure batteries from the mains supply. For those who spend any time on campgrounds with mains power supply, an RV electrical hookup (240v or 110v) is a perfect way of recharging leisure batteries and powering household appliances. With the right setup, you can …

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How to Charge A Leisure Battery & Maintain A Healthy Battery In Your Camper

Do you want to know how to charge a leisure battery and keep your camper’s batteries in tip-top condition? There are 4 ways for you to try – each with its advantages and disadvantages. Keep reading to learn everything there is to know about charging your leisure battery! Charging leisure batteries in motorhomes, RVs, campervans, …

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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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5 Best Campervans Power Inverters in 2023 + Complete Buying Guide

Your RV inverter is essential for running your household appliances from your camper’s battery bank. It doesn’t sound like an exciting gadget but seriously, when it breaks down, and you have no way to charge your laptop, and you can’t switch on your induction hob, you’ll develop a whole new appreciation for inverters in double-quick …

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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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Inverter vs Converter & How to Tell the Difference

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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Van Life Battery Calculator & Comparison Table

This battery life calculator and comparison table allow you to compare up to 3 batteries to help choose the best batteries for your camper solar panels set up. 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 panel …

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