If a nearby source of mains power is available this is usually the simplest and most effective solution, especially for high power consumption applications. The vehicle is fitted with a weatherproof linkup socket which can be plugged into a heavy duty extension lead, powering electrical systems on the van via a consumer unit. An external power socket can also be a useful backup for generator or inverter based systems and allow for secure and convenient overnight battery charging . Multiple linkups can be fitted in parallel for increased capacity . For long cable runs we can supply extra heavy duty link-up cables and extensions.
240V installations are based on a consumer unit with circuit breaker and RCD protection.
External link-ups can also be used to supply a vehicle with power from an external generator or to fast charge high capacity auxiliary battery systems.
All 240V systems are individually inspected and independently certified to the latest electrical safety standards.
Ideal for high power requirements in remote locations, where a lot of power is required over a long period and opportunities for recharging batteries are limited.
Our generator installations include exhaust ducting, ventilation, thermal insulation and guards to allow them to be safely used inside a vehicle. We can also fit partitions and sound insulation to reduce noise levels.
It is very important that generators used in vehicles have an output which can be properly earthed and is compatible with RCD devices, not all generator types are safe for use in vehicles, for this reason we recommend consulting us before specifying a generator for your van.
Note that some equipment such as welding machines and digital electronics may require a generator with voltage regulation.
We can also install safe and secure fuel storage to the latest safety standards.