my thoughts on vehicle electrics
electrics hmmm not good for me at the moment and not sure why does everything go wrong in the monsoon!
Any back to the question in hand, just completing the first year of travel my thoughts are these.
What do you want from the whole system!
1. just vehicle charging
2. mains hookup
the reason I ask is that I built my own system using quality parts including victron mains charger and a sterling battery to battery charger all new and off ebay. However now I'm not to sure weather the different makes are compatible as they are all easy to fit but have electronic and complicated managment systems!
Sterling were no help what so ever on the compatbility of their products what so ever. I had problems with the first victron but they replaced and sent me one to Poland no questions asked.
I do it again I would bite my teeth spend the money and buy a complete system from these guys Adverc BM Battery Management Specialists
friendly and good advice. If you are going to have a mains hook up look for a 3 stage charger that can operate on a range of mains voltage. Also think about surge protection as this appears to be a big problem in Nepal as the mains electrics are constantly on and off.
What ever you do just make sure it safe I have seen firsts hand how poorly built electrical systems that have been built using too smaller cable go up in flames. Fire spread along the cable like a line of gunpowder. Any doubts in your system don't contribute to a good nights sleep.
hope this helps
all the best Mark
Jo and Mark Overland