Johannes and his family chose Victron products for the conversion of their 2006 Scania Irizar, 58 seater, touring bus – which it seems is large enough to be a school in its own right! After their inaugural summer trip, Johannes sent Victron a letter of thanks to compliment Victron Energy on “the amazing MultiPlus” – that crucial bit of kit that makes all the comforts of home available whilst on the road. Here’s what he had to say:
“I just wanted to provide a success story and a shout out to Victron. Thanks for making an amazing product, which has proved invaluable in our bus conversion. In the end, we decided to just go all in – 100% electric – and have wired all the following on the AC1 output:
- 1kW Split system Air Conditioner (Heat Pump/Inverter)
- Dual-zone Induction Cooktop
- Full-size Microwave/Grill/Convection Combo Oven
- Full-size Refrigerator/Freezer combo
- 7kg Washing Machine
- Outlets for all kinds of tools/accessories, such as heat-guns, hair-driers, hair-straighteners, vacuum cleaner, computers, etc.
- Electrical Hot Water heater (on AC2), which also can be connected to the engine coolant/webasto).
Whilst on our maiden voyage, we visited several campsites across Europe. The ability to use PowerAssist is especially amazing, since several campsites only provided 10A or even 6A of 230V service. So, even with only 6 Amps of available shore power, we had full AC running, whilst cooking pizzas in the convection oven, charging our DC system (lights, kitchen fans, water pressure pump, etc.), running the fridge/freezer and vacuum cleaning – all at the same time! The best part was how we completely “forgot” about being on the road – the Victron setup gave us the freedom to cook, work, clean, and basically operate like a normal home, without ever having to worry or consider any electricity limitations. Future plans include 4 x roof-mounted solar panels (totalling around 1,400 Wp), which will be connected to a future investment of a Victron SmartSolar MPPT charger. In the meantime thanks again for fantastic products (and community) – the MultiPlus has taken what we anticipated to be a stressful, big headache and turned it into a completely worry free experience.”
This is a summary of the full article which you can read on the Victron Blog