Our aim for the camper van electrical system is to be able to do without electrical hookups indefinitely, and to be able to be away from any power source for a day or two without much sun and without having to run the engine.To achieve this we have tried to keep electrical loads down by choosing efficient gadgets, avoided some high power consumption electrical devices, included some extra battery capacity, and a large solar panel to charge the battery when sun is available.Fixed power capacitor banks can be installed in a non-harmonic producing electrical system at the feeder, load or service entrance.
This is recommended for jogging motors, multispeed motors and reversing applications.
Go to Content ↑ The capacitor bank is connected to the bus bars of the main LV distribution board to compensation of reactive energy of whole installation and it remains in service during the period of normal load.
This section goes over the design of the electrical system for the camper conversion, the selection of components, and the installation.
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If you don't feel like you want to put in the time to learn how to do this correctly, then find an electrician that you can partner with to do this part.
We do not want to be tied to electrical hookups at RV parks, so we incorporated a good sized house battery and tried to minimize our electrical loads.
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This location should be used for the motor loads with high inertia, where disconnecting the motor with the power capacitor bank can turn the motor into a self excited generator, motors that are jogged, plugged or reversed, motors that start frequently, multi-speed motors, starters that disconnect and reconnect capacitor units during cycling and starters with open transition.