Caravan and RV Electrical Systems

Off the beaten track immediately brings to mind the idea of remoteness and the need for reliability. Our professional electrical systems are rugged in design and offer high performance in all conditions.

Three elements of caravan and RV electrical systems are design, equipment and installation. Doing it right the first time might seem a touch expensive but the result in the long run is the most economical.

There are two common use cases that drive the electrical system requirement. The caravan park user is pretty well catered for by standard vehicle builders. A common solution is a 240 volt connection to the van and a 12 volt power supply for lights and DC appliances. Maybe a battery is added for good measure and a token solar panel might be provided because solar is so popular. This sounds familiar.

Free camping is a different story and it's this use that we will investigate here.. A system design will consider energy storage (the battery), charging systems (vehicle engine, solar, mains power), loads (DC and 240 volt appliances) and power distribution (connecting things together). How the vehicle is used is also a consideration. For example a setup that moves every day can rely on battery charging from an engine alternator as the main energy source. But if you have found a nice spot to stay for days at a time, then solar and maybe a small generator will be needed to keep up to the energy demand.