Electrical systems

We supply and fit a comprehensive range of electrical products and systems in both low voltage DC and 110V and 230V mains power.

All mains electrical systems are inspected and independently certified to the latest safety standards

Lighting

Interior lights

Our standard interior light is a CEN approved ambulance light which provide good quality, even lighting in a compact and energy efficient package. A range of other styles are available to suit other applications such as internal lighting for racking.

As well as self contained units we can build custom installations including strip, spot and tape type emitters for specific applications.

Worklights

This compact LED worklight delivers 3000 lumens from a 12/24V supply and features a waterproof connector for permanent exterior installation.


Warning Lights

We have a large range of beacons and lightbars available inluding :

  • beacons

  • lightbars

  • dashlights

  • grille lights

  • sirens and reversing alarms

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Many basic accessories can be powered from the vehicle's own battery, either on an independent circuit or slaved to the existing interior lights. For more demanding applications we can design and install a variety of high capacity systems including auxiliary batteries, generators and external power hook-ups.

Inverters

Inverters convert low voltage DC power to high voltage AC and are ideal for low to moderate power consumption including charging batteries and powering electronic equipment.

Auxiliary Batteries

Auxiliary batteries can provide much more capacity than a vehicle battery alone. Deep cycle lead-acid batteries provide a cost effective and high capacity solution. Unlike standard automotive batteries these can tolerate heavy discharge cycles and as such have much larger useful capacity. Where low weight and bulk are a priority lithium batteries provide the best possible power density.

For the most demanding applications we can also supply battery conditioning systems which actively monitor the charge state of the battery bank, balance the load across multiple batteries and provide controlled charging currents to extract the best possible life and performance from the system.

When specifying auxiliary battery systems several factors need to be considered including, average and peak loads, recharging times, initial costs and expected life of the system. In many cases specifying a system with spare capacity can significantly improve its reliability and life expectancy, reducing overall costs in the long term. By considering your likely power requirements and usage patterns we can recommend the most economical and reliable system for your intended application.

Generators

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.



External link-up

If a nearby source of mains power is available this is usually the simplest and most effective solution. The vehicle is fitted with a weatherproof external 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. Multiple linkups can be fitted in parallel for high power consumption systems. 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 independantly certified to the latest electrical safety standards.