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  1. Risteard

    Sexy Van (eFIXX Video)

    I realise that this is usually the domain of @Dustydazzler - however I notice in the latest Electrical News Weekly video by eFIXX has a very sexy van featured in it.
  2. S

    LEDs off leisure battery in a van

    Hi everyone, On my Hiace the roof LEDs are triggered by the side door that breaks the ground, not the positive wire. I want to also have an option to constantly power them off my Bluetti battery, i.e. when the key is not in. I'll have a 3-position rocker switch to choose between 3 modes: 1...
  3. P

    Odd Probem with Peugeot Boxer Van

    Last weekend I experienced a weird electrical fault with my 2010 Peugeot Boxer Van. A little background - the van is a 2010 Boxer 330 2.2 Short Wheel base diesel. If you're not familiar, these vans are identical to the Citroen Relay an on most variants, the Fiat Ducato. I have not been using...
  4. G

    Gaming van help please

    I’m currently fitting out a gaming van that will be rented out for parties. The van will have 10 TV’s & 10 games consoles as well as some led lighting etc. the van will be powered by plugging into the customers mains. The van will not need any power when not plugged in. I would be very grateful...
  5. Darkwood

    Worried about tool theft and van break ins?

    Check this link out ( call out to fix radios for the link), a detailed explanation of new legislation coming out that will hopefully reduce the tool theft black market
  6. newfutile

    Van stickers niceic labels

    Does anyone have any good methods to apply stickers to the van? My niceic labels have arrived so I have to fix them on.
  7. pirate

    Van alarms again...anybody used Vanguardian?

    I saw a slot on Dragon's Den about the Vanguardian alarms. Seemed a good idea to me, but the dragons really didn't grasp the nature and extent of the problem of theft from vans and the efforts the scum go to in order to steal your stuff and wreck your livelihood. Anyway, I just wondered if any...
  8. T

    Extending engine ignition into the rear of the van.

    Hi auto-leckies, This is a DIY query. I have no electrician qualifications but I have electrical literacy, my original trades were heavy (HF) radio mechanic and electronics technician, acquired in the army a lifetime ago. So hopefully I'll understand your answers, eventually :) I am in the...
  9. Algarve Sparky

    Van graphics template

    Hi does anyone know of a website where you can use an interactive template for van graphic that you can test out to see how your company name / detail looks etc. ?
  10. Lou

    Corgi Direct in Partnership with Testo are giving you the chance to win an all electric brand new Van!!

    Don‘t be left out in the cold this Winter. Get yourself a Testo to enter our van giveaway! Offer Valid on the following models, testo 300, 300LL, 310, 327-1, 320B, 340, 550i, 550s, 557s, 557s, 865, 868, 871, 872, 883, 890. Buy a Testo flue gas analyser, digital manifold or thermal imaging...
  11. C

    12v - 5v stepdown for usb lights in van

    Hi All I've just fit some led strip lights to my campervan and face-palmed when I saw they were USB and on 5v, not 12v. I have cut the usb end off and wired to a switch panel in the van that runs off the 12v leisure battery. As a quick test, I've powered on to check all OK and fine. I can't...
  12. V

    EV Charger Installer Required - Electric Van, Home Charger & Tools All Supplied

    We are looking for someone to join the team here at voltEV. We are based in Uckfield, East Sussex and Rochester, Kent so living near or between those locations would be best. You will be provided with an Electric Van, Home Charger, Tools and a Uniform. Salary will be based upon experience...
  13. P

    UK Van Theft

    Hi During the early hours of Wednesday 1st of September a sparks who lives in my road had his Blue Ford Transit Custom stolen off his drive. He still has both keys to the van so thinks the thieves had some sort of device to start the van. He has it on CCTV two males in balaclavas turned up in...
  14. G

    I'm looking for advice on using a leisure battery for a catering van.

    Hello, I'm looking for advice on which battery to use to power my catering van. I don't want to use generators anymore as I want to be greener. I have a list of all equipment. Can anyone help? Thanks
  15. M

    Camper Van Installation Certificate

    If installing a new 230v AC electrical system in a camper van which has the option of being supplied from an inverter from leisure batteries within the van or from a hook up with a change over switch. What supply characteristics are recorded on the certificate The inverter side would be an IT...
  16. N

    New Van - Renault Trafic

    I'm considering buying a Renault Trafic (2019-). Not sure whether to go new (+ warranty), or used and unknown at this point. As far as I know, these are the same van as the Fiat Talento and Nissan NV300. Is there any reason to go for a different badge? Has anyone got a horror story with the...
  17. C

    Leisure Batteries & Inverters for Mobile Coffee Van

    Hi All We're new here and looking for some advice to make sense of the world of leisure batteries and inverters. We're setting up a coffee van in an old Commer Highwayman. We've got an LPG coffee machine with its own battery and inverter for the electrical parts of it (pump, lights etc) We...
  18. W

    Start up equipments and van lease/financing

    I’m in the process of getting myself organised to start up my own electrical business next year. I don’t want to come unstuck so I’m trying to cover every base so when it comes to the time and I finally declare myself as a ltd company I want to make sure I’ve got everything I need and no nasty...
  19. N

    2nd small van Peugeot partner v Renault Kangoo

    Morning all, We have taken on another member of staff so now maxed out on the amount we can carry in one van we only need a small run around. We currently have the Renault traffic sport and it’s been a cracking van. need one side door, not over keen on Ford Connect or Courier but have found...
  20. M

    Finding a van in this crazy world

    Good morning, my goal for today is trying to find a van in this crazy world. My long term goal is to start my business middle to end of this year, took collection is coming along nicely, it would be lovely to get a van to have somewhere to put it all! Haha!
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