Category: Electrical

Noco Gen 1 mini charger

I decided to add a trickle charger to the Van starter battery. This ensures that the battery stays topped up during periods of storage between trips. I was finding that if the van sat longer than a couple of weeks it was draining the battery down. The charger simply hooks up directly to the battery

Lights

There are 4 overhead LED puck lights in the ceiling controlled by a dimmer on the side of the galley wall in the electrical control spot. Here you can see the dimmer on the right and the 110v and 12v distribution outlets. There’s also the victron battery monitor. Under the overhead cabinet is the galley

Solar Panel

I’m mounting a single 285W 60cell solar panel to the roof. First up is to figure out the brackets to hold it in place, but allow it to be removed if needed down the road. Thinking about doing something like this. With nutplates riveted to a carrier strip of aluminum that is glued to the

Electrical Buildout

The very first thing was to take a volt-meter and test and label all the 12v circuits so that later once it’s in place in the van I can easily attach the branch circuits to the correct locations. I also added the 110v breakers that will serve the shore power system in the van. I