Here are some of the products that I used for my van conversion
Volt sensing relay for charging leisure batteries from the engine. This is a decent heavy duty one that has never failed me
I use midi fuses for my main battery fuses. This holder lets you conveniently mount the fuse on a nearby surface
The best inverter I’ve tried so far. It’s low noise and has eco-mode. Don’t bother with no-brand cheap models
For the split charge cable use at least 16mm size cable
For terminating automotive cable for connection to battieres, and possibly other things
For insulating crimp terminations.
Use these if you don’t have a roofrack to mount your solar panels on to
This fusebox has a built-in negative busbar and easily enough fuse slots for most conversions
I use these a lot to keep everything neat and tidy – messy wires are confusing and stresssful
For the main fusebox. It’s handy to keep a selection of these fuses for spares
These are the lights I have. Low profile and low power consumption. They don’t have a blue hue like most LEDs
This is the current solar panel I have. I think it’s a great size vs power combination AND it’s a great price
This has been the best solar controller I’ve used so far. I should have got this one in the beginning
To have efficient USB charging in your van – instead of plugging your charger into the inverter
The neatest way to bring the solar panel cables through the van roof to inside.
For connecting two solar panels together in parallel
Always handy. You can use it if you don’t have any heat shrink sleeving, to finish around crimp connections. The cheaper stuff doesn’t last as long
Essensial for finding faults when/if things go wrong. A cheap one is fine for occasional use where precision is not essential
Probably the best main charger you can get, but it’s expensive. I run this via my van’s hookup. Note: link is for newest model
I keep one of these on my roof so I can connect to mains power if it’s available.
To safely bring mains ‘hookup’ power inside the van. Inside is an RCD and MCB
Used as a main cut off switch from the batteries – aka ‘battery isolator’.