Interactive Wiring Diagram For Camper Van, Skoolie, RV, etc.

Here is the definite electrical wiring diagram for the conversion of your camper van, skoolie, RV, etc! It is designed with flexibility in mind, so feel free to add/delete any charge source: solar power, alternator or shore power. We've been using this design for full time vanlife since 2017, so it's safe to say it passed the test of time! We hope that sharing our wiring diagram helps you get started for your own conversion project 🙂

Wiring Diagram

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Items List

1- Inverter:
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11000W InverterSamlex PST-1000-12 PST Pure Sine1View
2Remote Control for InverterSamlex RC-15A for 600W/1000W Inverter1View
3Cable, 2 AWG, 5 ft Black + 5 ft RedWindyNation1View
4Lugs, 2 AWG Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Terminal Fuse Block and Bus Bar (Pack of 2)1View
5Terminal Fuse, 175ABlue Sea (To protect inverter’s cable)1View
6Terminal Fuse BlockBlue Sea (Connects directly on the Bus Bar. Holds the Terminal Fuse)1View
2- Battery:
1LiFePO4 200 AhBattle Born LiFePO4 100 Ah 12V2amzn.to/2l6YuQQ
22/0 Cable in 5/16 lugs, 1 feet Red + 1 feet BlackWindy Nation Copper Cable1amzn.to/2D6EGFX
3- Solar:
1350W SolarNewPowa 175W Mono Panel2View
2Extension Cables, 8 AWG, 15 ft Red + 15 ft BlackWith MC4 Connectors1View
3Double Cable Entry GlandFor 8 AWG or 10 AWG Cable1View
440A Breaker/Switch, Surface MountBetween Panels and MPPT Charger1View
5MPPT Solar ChargerVictron 100|30 SmartSolar MPPT1View
640A Breaker/Switch, Surface MountBetween MPPT Charger & Battery1View
7Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Bus Bar (Pack of 3)1View
8Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 1/4″ RingConnect to Breakers (Pack of 3)2View
4- Alternator:
160A Battery-to-Battery Charger (B2B)Sterling Power BB12601View
270A Breaker/Switch, Surface MountBlue Sea 285-Series2View
3Cable, 4 AWG, 15 ft Black + 15ft RedWindyNation1View
4Lugs, 4 AWG Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Bus Bar (Pack of 2)1View
5Lugs, 4 AWG Cable, 1/4″ RingConnect to Breakers (Pack of 2)2View
5- Shore:
150A ChargerSamlex SEC-1250UL 12V1View
260A Breaker/Switch, Surface MountBetween Charger and Bus Bar1View
3Cable, 8 AWG, 5 ft Black + 5 ft RedWindyNation1View
4Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 1/4 RingConnect to Breaker (Pack of 3)1View
5Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Bus Bar (Pack of 3)1View
6- Main:
1Terminal Fuse, 250ABlue Sea (Catastrophic Fail Safe)1View
2Terminal Fuse BlockBlue Sea (Connects directly to battery post. Holds the Terminal Fuse)1View
3System SwitchBlue Sea (Main System Switch)1View
4Bus Bar (250A, 4 studs)Blue Sea2View
5Cover for Bus Bar (for 250A 4 studs)Protect the Bus Bar2View
640A Breaker/Switch, Surface MountBetween Fuse Block and Bus Bar1View
7Fuse Block (12 circuits)Blue Sea (12V Distribution Panel)1View
8Fuses KitAssorted Fuses (2A 3A 5A 7.5A 10A 15A 20A 25A 30A 35A)1View
9Battery MonitorVictron BMV-712 with BlueTooth1View
10Cable, 2/0, 5 ft Black + 5 ft RedBetween battery and Bus Bar1View
11Lugs, 2/0 Cable, 3/8″ RingConnect to System Switch and Shunt (Pack of 5)1View
12Lugs, 2/0 Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Bus Bar, Terminal Fuse Block and Battery (Pack of 5)1View
13Cable, 8 AWG, 5 ft Black + 5 ft RedBetween Bus Bar and Fuse Block1View
14Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, #10 RingConnect to Fuse Block (Pack of 3)1View
15Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 1/4″ RingConnect to Breaker (Pack of 3)1View
16Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 8 AWG Cable, 5/16″ RingConnect to Bus Bar (Pack of 3)1View
17Heat Shrink Tubing Kit (with adhesive)To protect lug after crimping1View
7- Hardware:
112 AWG Black/Red Duplex Cable (12/2), Ancor Marine Grade100 feet1View
214 AWG Black/Red Duplex Cable (14/2), Ancor Marine Grade100 feet1View
3Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 12 AWG Cable, #8 RingTo connect to Fuse Block (25 Pack)1View
4Heat Shrink Terminal Ring, 14 AWG Cable, #8 RingTo connect to Fuse Block (25 Pack)1View
5Heat Shrink Butt Connector, Ancor MarineTo connect to Loads (75 Pack Kit)1View
6Heat Shrink Disconnect, 10-12 AWG Cable, 1/4″ Tab, Female
To connect to certain loads (i.e. 12V Sockets) , to make “removable” connections (i.e. Fridge, LEDs) and to connect cable of different gauge together (i.e. LED Dimmer) (25 Pack)
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7Heat Shrink Disconnect, 10-12 AWG Cable, 1/4″ Tab, Male1View
8Heat Shrink Disconnect, 14-16 AWG Cable, 1/4″ Tab, Female1View
9Heat Shrink Disconnect, 14-16 AWG Cable, 1/4″ Tab, Male1View
10Heat Shrink Disconnect, 18-22 AWG Cable, 1/4″ Tab, Male1View
113M Scotchlok Quick Splice with Gel (14 AWG stranded)We used that to parallel our LED lights (25 Pack)1View
12Split Loom Tubing, 3/8″ diameter 20 feetTo protect wire bundles1View
13Split Loom Tubing, 1/2″ diameter 20 feetTo protect wire bundles1View
14Split Loom Tubing, 3/4″ diameter 20 feetTo protect wire bundles1View
15Nylon Cable Clamps KitTo secure cable/split-loom to wood1View
16Zip Tie Mount with AdhesiveTo secure cable/split-loom to metal1View
17Nylon Zip Ties KitTo secure cable/split-loom1View
18Rubber Grommet KitTo protect wire from sharp edge (going through metal hole)1View
8- 12V Loads:
1Maxxair 6200K Roof FanSee our Installation or Review article1amzn.to/2qJCbA1
2LED Ceiling LightsSee our Installation and Review article3amzn.to/2vpyyVs
3Dimmer for LED (PWM), 12V, SliderTo control intensity of LED lights1amzn.to/30dDyak
4Blue Sea 12V Socket 4amzn.to/2JVPypv
5Shurflo Revolution Water Pump, 3 GPMSee our Installation article1amzn.to/2J9NqZQ
6ON/OFF Switch for Water Pump 1amzn.to/2Oiyhvy
7Webasto Air Top 2000 STC Gasoline HeaterSee our Installation article1eBay
8Propex HS2000 Propane HeaterSee our Installation article1eBay
9Novakool R5810 Fridge, 12V only5.8 cubic feet1Novakool
10Sirocco ii Gimbal Fan, 12VSee our Review article1amzn.to/2HKy7HR
11Nature’s Head Composting ToiletSee our Installation or Review article1amzn.to/2qJOsEA
12Propane Solenoid Shutoff ValveSee our Propane System Guide1eBay
13ON/OFF Switch for Propane SolenoidSee our Propane System Guide1amzn.to/2LB5Gjr

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Hello! We’re Isabelle and Antoine 🙂 In 2017 we sold our house (and everything in it), quit our engineering careers and moved into our self built campervan. We’ve been on the road since then and every day is an opportunity for a new adventure; we’re chasing our dreams and hopefully it inspires others to do the same!