Vlog 21: Electric Avenue

An overview of the internal gas pipework I fitted to the campervan to run the Smev 9722 dual-burner hob and the Propex HS2000 heater. The piping is all 8mm copper with compression joints, including isolator valves to the appliances. The pipe feeds into the metal gas locker and a 30mbar regulator off the cylinder.

For the electrics I have a 160Ah AGM battery feeding through a 100A main fuse then a main isolator switch. This feeds a 70A fuse to the inverter and a 30A fuse to the 12V fusebox which in turn contains separate fuses for each device (eg fridge, lights etc).

The solar charge controller and mains charger feed the battery directly as they have their own internal fuses. The incoming mains for the charger runs through a consumer unit with an RCD and two MCBs, a 6A one for the charger and a 16A one feeding a standard UK mains socket in the van (the inverter feeds a separate socket, this is just so as not to bother with having to wire up a selector switch or any auto changeover system)

As with all of my videos, this is very definitely NOT a “how to”. If you don’t know about gas or electrics or are unsure, don’t do it yourself. This is just a document of how I chose to do it.

The CO/LPG alarm that I fitted is this one: www.omnitron.co.uk/product/multi-sensing-gas-alarm/
or you can find a similar one at Amazon: https://geni.us/Van_GasAlarm

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Products and tools used in my van build (as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)
Ecotree Lithium battery: www.ecotreelithium.co.uk
New heater unit (diesel): https://geni.us/Van_Autoterm
New inverter (Renogy): https://geni.us/Van_RenogyInverter
Sink: https://geni.us/Van_NewSink
Induction hob: https://geni.us/Van_InductionHob
Fridge: https://geni.us/Van_CoolFreezeCDF26
Portable toilet: https://geni.us/Van_Toilet
Mains charger: https://geni.us/Van_MainsCharger
Solar charger: https://geni.us/Van_SolarMPPT
Old heater unit: https://geni.us/Van_PropexHS2000
Old sink / hob: https://geni.us/Van_SinkHob
Old inverter: https://geni.us/Van_Inverter
DeWalt jigsaw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltJigsaw
DeWalt drill: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltDrill
DeWalt mitre saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltMitreSaw
DeWalt circular saw: https://geni.us/Van_DeWaltCircSaw

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