240 Volt plug

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  1. jtkombi

    jtkombi Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Has anyone mounted a 240 volt plug underneath their Kombi or inside the engine bay? The old 240v socket outlet use to sit above the sliding door and when plugged into it, the electrical lead hanging down use to get in the way so we've had that hole patched up during our resto.

    We're wanting to run the 240v into the drivers side of the Kombi and have the outlet socket somewhere behind the drivers seat as that's where our Waeco usually sits. I was hoping we could mount the 240v inlet underneath the kombi somewhere.

    Any ideas or recommendations on how to make it as discreet as possible? Kustom kombi use to have some pics of different ideas on their website but it's changed now.

    Thanks

    note - we don't have any internal cupboards.
     
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  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Can be mounted up high on the rear corners ...... May get an idea from this one -

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  3. jtkombi

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    Thanks Bert. That's where ours was but on the passenger side, has since been patched up and painted. Curious to know if anyone had them mounted anywhere else. Trying to avoiding cutting another hole in the bodywork if possible.

    We could mount the outlet into the kick panel of the rock and roll bed but where to put the inlet? And do they need a safety switch nowadays?
     
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  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Yes you need a safety switch installed by an electrician.
    You could put the inlet in the engine bay over on the passenger side and just leave your engine lid slightly open while plugged in.
    In our first T3, it had a double power point mounted behind the drivers right shoulder.
     
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  5. jtkombi

    jtkombi Active Member

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    thanks melissa
     
  6. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Needs to be mounted up high or would not be legal (or safe).
     
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  7. Barry

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    Could you fabricate a board with a cut out that allows an extension lead to pass through but locks onto the top of the drivers door?
    Sort of like those ventilation ones.
     
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  9. jtkombi

    jtkombi Active Member

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    I was initially thinking something like this https://www.ebay.com.au/i/201603133860?chn=ps&dispItem=1 and possibly mounting off a chassis rail but won't go that option if it's not safe or legal. Could you see any issues inside the engine bay? Heat perhaps?

    As it's only to run the fridge and charge up mobile devices maybe solar panels to charge the auxiliary battery might be the go instead
     
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    jtkombi Active Member

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    That sounds too easy. I like it.
     
  11. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Yes, 240v stuff is not very tolerant to heat, dirt or moisture.
     
  12. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    This would be the only acceptable way to do it. Ideally a 15A plug is preferable.

    https://www.campsmart.net.au/ampfibian-rv-plus-15a-to-10a-adapter


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