Victron Smart Devices

The installation of a Victron Smart Solar Controller and a Victron Orion Smart DC-DC Converter as part of my vanconversion. The “Smart” part of this, is the ability to access the settings and output values of these devices through Bluetooth. While the DC-DC Converter is a new addition to the electrical system of the van,… Continue reading Victron Smart Devices

Kitchen Cabinet & OBD2 Scanner

Still working to finish the kitchen area by constructing a ceiling cabinet on the side wall behind the wardrobe. It will function as a storage area for plates, bowls, mugs and other items, that I use on a daily basis during food preparation. Kitchen Cabinet One limitation I have, is that the finish material Formica… Continue reading Kitchen Cabinet & OBD2 Scanner

Building A DIY Lithium Battery

With the Van Build coming to an end, several important projects need some attention. Today I’ll start working on the battery bank of my solar system. Originally, and that was at the beginning of the van build, I installed two 6V Golf cart batteries. This netted me only ~100Ah at 12V nominal. Sufficient for only… Continue reading Building A DIY Lithium Battery

Mobile DVR Installation

Hiding The Front-Facing Camera Watch all my videos on YouTube! Integration of a mobile DVR in a conversion van or RV can be quite complicated, with many parts that have to work together. From DVR, display, cameras, wires and a multitude of connectors, sometimes it is overwhelming. Today I started with the front camera, a… Continue reading Mobile DVR Installation

Front Parking Sensor

Removal of the front bumper is the biggest drawback while installing this parking aide. The previously installed backup parking sensor, had a quickly removable rear bumper; the front bumper involves dozens of screws, bolts, clips and clasps. The firewall is another unexpected hassle, together with the power source and switch location. The backup parking is… Continue reading Front Parking Sensor