Last Updated: August 30, 2022

Wiring Diagram & Tutorial for DIY Van Conversion

US$40.00

Choose between Standard or High-Power. (Scroll down to find out which one you should choose)

(Or get the Builder’s Package to access ALL OUR DIAGRAMS AND TUTORIALS. Includes standard AND high-power wiring diagrams, 15% discount on breaker enclosure, Ford Transit BEMM (Body and Equipment Mountain Manual) and Sprinter BEG (Body and Equipment Guideline). Best value!)

What You Get


1- Wiring Diagram

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Customize each component to your needs (solar, alternator, shore, inverter, monitor) and the breakers/fuses will be sized automatically.

Wire gauge (AWG) is automatically calculated from selected components and custom wire lengths. No need to use an external calculator!

Customize 12V loads to your needs (image, name, fuse, wire length) and automatically calculate the wire gauge (AWG).

Automatically calculate the total wires length and the quantity of terminals to purchase.

The wiring diagram is part of our design workflow; it doesn’t get any easier than this!

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2- Tutorial

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Detailed breakdown on how to use our interactive wiring diagram and how to assemble all items together to build a functional electrical system.

More information about: grounding your system, breaker polarity, components terminal size, limitations, etc.

Choose between the “Standard” and “High-Power” diagram:


Standard

Interactive Wiring Diagram (V4 REV C)
Key Feature:

The inverter and shore power are provided by two separate devices. No transfer switch to bypass the inverter when plugged to shore power.

More Features:
  • BATTERY BANK: 100Ah and up (one or more batteries)
  • SOLAR: None or up to 700W
  • ALTERNATOR: None or up to 60A
  • SHORE: None or up to 80A DC
  • AC IN: 15A (normal house outlet)
  • INVERTER: None, 1000W, 1500W or 2000W
  • TRANSFER SWITCH: None
  • 120V AC Distribution Panel: None (loads are connected directly to the inverter)
Choose this diagram if:
  • Your build has modest 120V needs (no device above 1,650W).
  • You’re mostly off-the-grid (occasionally plug into shore power).
  • You’re tracking your budget. Some components (bus bars, cables, switch, fuses,etc.) in this diagram are cheaper (and smaller) because they’re rated for lower current.
  • Maybe you don’t need shore power or inverter at all?
Change log:
  • V4 REV -A-: Initial Release.
  • V4 REV -B-: Wire sizing per ABYC + derating factors (was per ABYC as well, but no derating). See tutorial for calculation details. See our Wire Gauge Calculator for more info on derating factors. || Maxxfan fuse size is 10A (was 5A). || Other minor clarifications.
  • V4 REV -C-: 120 amps alternator charger option deleted (because it’s waterproof, manufacturer reported cooling issues with it. Deleting this option until issue is fixed.) || Main ground updated to 2/0 AWG (to conform to ABYC) || Inverter ground same as primary path, was 8AWG (to conform to ABYC).

High-Power

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Key Feature:

The inverter, shore power and transfer switch are combined into a single device (Victron Multiplus).

More Features:
  • BATTERY BANK: 200Ah and up (two or more batteries)
  • SOLAR: None or up to 700W
  • ALTERNATOR: None or up to 60A
  • SHORE: up to 120A DC
  • AC IN: 30A (campground hookup) or 15A (normal house outlet, via adapter)
  • INVERTER: 2000W or 3000W
  • TRANSFER SWITCH: Yes (automatically bypass inverter when plugged into shore)
  • 120V AC Distribution Panel: Yes (each load is protected by an appropriate breaker)
Choose this diagram if:
  • Your build includes any high-power device: air conditioning, induction cooktop, electric water heater, electric space heater, etc.
  • You frequently plug into shore power (serviced campgrounds).
  • You simply prefer an inverter/charger (Victron) instead of a separate inverter & battery charger.
Change log:
  • V1 REV -A-: Initial Release.
  • V1 REV -B-: In Terminal Calculator, 6 AWG #8 Lug replaced for 6 AWG #10 Lug.
  • V1 REV -C-: Bug fix in Wire Calculator (too much black wire length was added).

15% Discount on Our Breaker Enclosure


If you considered getting our Breaker Enclosure, be aware that you can get 15% off when buying the enclosure as part of our Builder’s Package, which includes:

  • Standard Wiring Diagram (and Tutorial);
  • High-Power Wiring Diagram (and Tutorial);
  • Water Diagram (and Tutorial);
  • Propane Diagram;
  • Free FarOutRide stickers!
  • 15% discount on our breaker enclosure (We designed this enclosure for tapping into the Transit alternator power (CCP2), but really it can be used to mount a breaker to any surface. More info on the product page: faroutride.com/product/enclosure-breaker) :


Perks


What’s in it for you
  • Save hundreds of hours of research.
  • Skip the “please review my diagram” on discussion forums or Facebook groups.
  • Keep a copy at all time in your van so you, or someone else, can refer to it if anything happen.
  • With thousands of downloads, it’s safe to say it’s a tried-and-true design! Build your system with confidence.
What’s in it for us

Buying this diagram and using the affiliate links is the best way to say thanks and to help us stay on the road longer! 🙂

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What’s in it for all

We give back 10% of the store proceeds:

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The Builder’s Package

Includes All Our Diagrams and Tutorials!
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Wiring (Standard & High-Power), Water, Propane, Floor Plan, Transit BEMM & Sprinter BEG.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD:

  • Go to “Downloads” under My Account (faroutride.com/my-account), right-click and select “save link as…”:

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Saving the wiring diagram from a preview app (e.g. Apple Preview) will deactivate the interactive features! So if the interactive features don’t work, re-download the pdf as shown above.

HOW TO USE:

  • To enable the interactive features, the wiring diagram must be opened on a computer (it won’t work on a smartphone or tablet) with Adobe Acrobat Reader (free version). You can download it here: get.adobe.com/reader
  • After opening the wiring diagram in Acrobat Reader, do NOT click “edit” (if you do, it’ll ask for a password). Simply click on the dropdown menus and fill the text inputs, as shown in this preview video: youtu.be/9MEGls0qLZY

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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!

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Wiring Diagram & Tutorial for DIY Van Conversion
US$40.00