How to Wire your Camper Van
A campervan electrical system is the lifeline to van living. With the right set up for your needs, off grid living can become a reality.
The need to recharge batteries at expensive campsites dwindles, allowing you to take advantage of wild camping with glorious views and still chill a beer or two.
The electrical system isn’t just about getting the right batteries and fitting a few solar panels on your roof.
Having figured out how you’ll charge your batteries and bought your campervan appliances, it’s time to get it all installed and whirring.
Parts of a campervan electrical system
To help explain this, here’s a simplified diagram of an electrical circuit with each component marked.
| A switch allows the circuit to be opened and closed. When the switch is closed, the circuit is complete and electricity flows
With a limited amount of stored energy, they do best powering low voltage appliances, even when recharged by solar and main power.
From Ring main v dedicated circuit to Power source – campervan batteries
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