Electrical installation

Cómo hacer la instalación eléctrica de tu furgoneta camper y ahorrar dineroFeatured

Cómo hacer la instalación eléctrica de tu furgoneta camper y ahorrar dinero-01-01

¿Cuales son tus necesidades eléctricas de verdad?

Cuando tenemos que meter manos a la obra en la instalación eléctrica de nuestra furgo, lo normal es empezar a mirar a las baterías o al cableado, al tema del relé o cosas así. Por mi experiencia, es mucho mas

efectivo y barato empezar estudiando tus verdaderas necesidades. O sea individuar que tipo de dispositivos electrónicos quieres utilizar en la furgoneta. No estoy hablando del obvio equipamiento “fijo”, como luces, enchufes y bomba de agua, si no sobretodo de todos los dispositivos electrónicos necesiarios por tu estilo de vida.

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Electrical installation

What it is the correct size cable for my 12 volt electrical system?Featured

What it is the correct size cable for my 12 volt electrical system?

This is probably the question I get most frequently. Sooner or later, building our beloved camper van, we always get to the point of wondering about the most suitable wire size for each power line. And that’s a good sign that we are doing things right! 😉

Cables not properly dimensioned can lead to voltage loss, excessive heating, and high risk of fire. So let’s go into the details. I will have to put some electrical formulas but I will try to explain everything in the simplest way possible.

If you are not interested in the entire technical explanation, you may go directly to the Ultimate Wire Sizing Formula and the Practical Examples below

 

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Proyecto de Conversión de Hyundai H1 4×4 a AutocaravanaFeatured

Hyundai H1 4x4

En España amamos a las furgonetas. ¡En las Islas Canarias aun mas! 🙂 Son ideales para las familias, los profesionales que cada dia llevan equipamiento y sobre todo, son plataformas adecuadas para conversiones a furgón vivienda o autocaravana.

Si estas siguiendo mi blog, ya sabrás que me encantan las furgonetas 4×4 y en esto articulo quiero reunir toda la evolución del proyecto de conversión del Hyundai H1 4×4 a furgoneta camper (homologada autocaravana). Es la version 7 plazas, 2,5 CDI, año 2003, caja de cambio con reductora.

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[Step by Step] How to RAPTOR Line your 4×4 camper!Featured

4 liter raptor black bed liner + schultz spray gun

If you are a 4wd addict or, like me, you are building your 4×4 camper and you need to paint your toy, then read carefully this post, because the UPOL Raptor Bed Liner is a great choice. No doubts. The product is pretty heavy duty and it will stand abuse like not many other paint out there of similar price and texture is gorgeous…I really fell in love as I touched it for the first time. But the real key factor, that makes the huge difference for DIY users, it is the extreme ease of use: forgiving about (bad) preparation, minimum risk of dripping, little overspray and no need for clear coat.

Now, let’s go into details!

STEP 1 – BLACK OR TINTABLE?

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Why a fused distribution block is so important and how to install itFeatured

While making the wiring of a DIY camper, the most straightforward (wrong) solution would be to just connect any 12V appliances directly to the battery, following the scheme BATTERY –> CABLE –> SWITCH –> CABLE –> APPLIANCE.

That is definitely a super dangerous install!

In case of shortcircuit, the current sent by battery would be able to start a fire. That’s all.

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