Plenty of room for the 200, no battery box available, so I fitted wooden stops with straps, to keep it safe. The 40 amp Enerdrive charger started the fan, which I have never heard before with the smaller batteries it ran for an hour to fully charge , so I remounted it off the wall with spacers to enable better cooling. (May need a 60 amp) Previously in the battery area we added an extra vent.
The inverter is in the same box with short cables to prevent any voltage loss. I mounted it with S/S metal threads instead of screws. (for corrugated roads)
The front is easily accessible straight into the kitchen area. The chrome vent was already in place.
Last Edit: May 11, 2022 17:32:52 GMT 10 by Mustang
Just a quick one - not sure quite how your system monitors battery state, but with the Victron battery monitors, they drift a bit over time so actual state of charge isn't the same as the actual state of charge. The easiest way of fixing this is to park the van in the sun for a few days so you know the battery is 100% charged then reset the battery monitors 100% setpoint - which is easy to do on the Victrons. With 540 watts of solar there's no way your battery went from 50 to 100% in a few hours - in perfect conditions, that would take around 2.5 hours and in reality around 4 hours. I'd be making sure it is fully charged either by leaving the van in the sun or plugging in the charger to the mains and leaving it for a few days either way - just to make sure.
Hi Snoops, Good to hear from you, how's your progress with your van.
The monitor we have has a square black box above the readings, I presume this acts as a capacity indicator ,on the day of testing it was half full, 30 minutes later it was full ? This may be a rough indication of battery capacity.
I was surprised the capacity (?) would have been down to half, as a new battery of 200ah with nothing running, should last a few weeks, so it was possibly closer to full, the voltage was near full at the time.
I'd better re-read the instruction booklet. Cheers Mustang