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  1. wildebus

    Saw this today ....

    .... and thought it worth sharing. https://www.facebook.com/groups/sbcampervans/permalink/2105034119652316/ I will freely admit I am a member of the "Mechanically Mounted" fraternity 🔧🔧 :p And with so many "newbies" knocking together Campers quickly in the last few months, the top comment...
  2. wildebus

    230Ah Varta Battery

    If anyone is looking for a good sized battery, check out this thread ... https://motorhomer.com/threads/used-varta-230ah-battery-needs-a-home.43720/ If anyone passing through the Scottish Borders - maybe going to the Kelso Meet - this is available to collect.
  3. wildebus

    3-Way Fridge running on AC in a Motorhome - Power Consumption Test

    I created a topic around 3 years ago regarding running an normal domestic 240V AC Fridge in a Campervan (see AC Fridge In Campervan - Power Consumption Test to view) I have since bought a motorhome that is fitted with a 3-way (12V, 240V and Gas) Fridge and want to run this in the most...
  4. wildebus

    Handy Update for Victron Venus & Multiplus Users :)

    If you have a Victron "Smart" product such as a SmartSolar MPPT, BlueSmart Mains Charger, BMV-712 Battery Monitor and various other ones, including devices connected using a VE.Direct Bluetooth Dongle, you will be familiar with the device updating the firmware via Bluetooth when you connect via...
  5. wildebus

    What are you doing to your van ready for the forthcoming season?

    Time flies - and our 'parole' date will come sooner than you expect - so what have you got to do to get ready for some touring? Some of the things I want to get sorted.... (and if I don't get on with it, might not be done it time :( ) Fit the Air Assist suspension kit I bought last year Get...
  6. wildebus

    A little teaser ....

    For Ablemail charger users :) This arrived a couple of days ago ... and inside was a nice little Bluetooth dongle Ablemail have a Windows programme to configure their products which is good but quite complex to use. The Smartphone App to accompany their Bluetooth device allows you to...
  7. wildebus

    Which Fuse Box would you prefer?

    OK. I have a kit I do for people embarking on their first bit of leisure electrics and it is a simple affair for people who maybe need some guidence (so diagrams provided) and simple to install as well as cost-efficient. I need to supply a 4-way blade/ATO Fuse Box for this kit and I have 2...
  8. wildebus

    Drinking Water kits

    I intend to fit a dedicated Drinking Water supply to my Motorhome. I am not overly concerned about the water in the main tank, but just think it would be nicer to drink water from a small refreshed water supply rather than from a 100L fixed tank. I would prefer a plumbed in system rather then...
  9. wildebus

    Lighting setup

    I did an electrics setup for a lady who is doing her own self-build on a VW T5. One of the things she wanted to have was some zone lighting in the van based around small ceiling lights which were also dimmable. So what I came up with is the following which I think will work quite well and I...
  10. wildebus

    Some Interesting Victron Videos

    The first one is from Victron in Canada and is a Q&A type format. Quite long but there is an good section on the different ways to use your vehicle/boats engine charging system (alternator :) ) to charge your Leisure Batteries. Obviously each way involves a different Victron option, but you...
  11. wildebus

    Want some Free gear?

    Well, kinda :) Now I have my new shop running, I need some product reviews posted. I am not intending to send stuff out for people to review (I'm not Amazon and can't afford to do that kind of thing), but if you look at the shop (https://www.wildebus.com/shop) and see kit you own/use (it...
  12. wildebus

    Bargain Victron B2B!

    If anyone is after one .... http://wildebus.com/product/victron-b2b-chargers-exdemo/
  13. wildebus

    My New Website

    I've had an issue with my on-line store for quite a while where the images were broken, and I just was unable to get them back. I thought it was just a bit annoying until I found out recently that people were under the impression that the store had been abandoned and so were reluctant to use...
  14. wildebus

    Awnings, Rails, etc.

    Not really an exciting thread, but I have seen over time quite a few posts about what is meant by awning rails - quite often questions generated from responses from DVLA (seen this on multiple forums as well). So thought I would post what I understand awnings and awning rails are - and actually...
  15. wildebus

    WAS-201EC-UK

    Finally got round to finishing this for a Motorhomer Forum Member and thought I would post some info and a few pictures as it came out looking ok :) Need to tidy up the control wire bit a little but that will be in version 2 ;) I've made this setup before a few times before but this is the...
  16. wildebus

    Got a MotorHome? Want a Compressor Fridge?

    Most Factory Motorhomes has 3-way (Gas/240V/12V) Fridges. But if you want a more efficient Compressor Fridge (which on my own tests are around 7 times more efficient on Electric) then you would need to remove the current Fridge, buy a new fridge and install it in its place. Simple enough once...
  17. wildebus

    Meter Leads ...

    I don't know :( You get a Multimeter. It is a well-known brand but still parts fail prematurely :cry: I have a nice Fluke Multimeter and the test probes haven't even made it much past 35 years! Ok. Not to shoddy I guess :geek: Reason for post ... the Meter I got back in 1984 still works...
  18. wildebus

    Victron BMV Battery Monitor - Peukert Exponent

    The Peukert Exponent? What the hell is that? It is meant to be a way for a Battery Monitor to adjust the 'real' State of Charge of a battery, adjusting the battery capacity for the load that is being taking out at any given time (more about Peukert here -...
  19. wildebus

    This is interesting for those of a geeky disposition

    I've watched this guys videos in the past and then he disappeared off youtube for a few years - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVktNhxFTBnrLfeIe1tdgSQ He does some interesting tests and experiments and can be well worth a watch if you fancy something a bit different and technical. He is back...
  20. wildebus

    All Fuses the same?

    So you need say a 200A Fuse for an inverter? But which one? Actually the fuse itself is not the important thing. It is the holder the fuse is mounted that is most critical! I don't know if I have just been unlucky, but just about every ANL Fuse holder has not been very good. The fuse itself...
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