VW T5 Kombi Conversion

How I did what I did and why!

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Always wanted a T5 and finally got one at 6 months old (it not me). Very useful for going away camping or sailing. Loads of storage space and somewhere to sleep. However it could be more useful if I modified the interior to suit our requirements

Battery Charging System – Design

20 June, 2010 (05:28) | Electrics | By: pete

Charging System

12v Charging Supply

The obvious plan of attack is for a VSR (Voltage Sensing Relay). The VSR is connected across the main engine battery and if the engine battery is above a threshold voltage (pre determined and set inside the VSR unit), the relay is energised and allows a positive voltage to pass from the engine battery, through the contacts of this VSR, to the Leisure Battery and thus charge the leisure battery.

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Electrical System Requirements

20 June, 2010 (03:05) | Electrics | By: pete

The requirement is for Leisure Battery to be charged up either via the van battery or 240v battery charger.

Electrical equipment to be supplied by the van will be:

  • Laptop (Not always, but requirement is there);
  • LED lighting
  • Coolbox
  • Battery Drills
  • Mobile Phone Chargers

Not much really.