van and camper SYSTEMS
If you’re converting a van, bus or other vehicle (we lived in a horse truck for a while) then your needs are pretty specific, mainly due to space. It’s likely that demand will be limited to lighting, laptop, phone charging, and starting heaters and water pumps.
12v systems are much more common in vehicles, because that is the native voltage of most vehicles. 12v to 24v DC-DC convertors are available, but the benefits are fairly limited if your power demand is less than 3kw.
Typically a maximum of 600w of PV (2 panels) is likely; an inverter/charger is common because of availability of mains hookups on parkups, or the use of small generators.
It is always good to charge your system batteries from the vehicle alternator, and for this we have the Cyrix Battery Combiner and Orion DC-Dc chargers, available in Smart and regular depending on vehicle type.
Here's what you might need -
Questions? we'll do our best to help
Off Grid home
You have a house or building that you want to run completely off grid using battery storage, and solar PV
Van / bus conversion
Converting and fitting out a camper van, bus or RV? Then start here.
Tiny home, outbuilding
If you’re fitting out a small space these systems are the place to start.
Energy Storage home
You have a mains/grid connection but want some energy storage to minimise bills and to give you backup in the event of a power cut.