The Perfect Sprinter Camper Van or VW Crafter Van

Sprinter VAN Camper or VW Crafter Camper needs these 3 things for the perfect van:

1. Having the right amount of Energy/ Replenishment Power in the smallest of space.

2. Managing water and the toilet.

3. Beautiful Clean lines for digital switching and monitoring that makes it easy to use.

1. Sprinter Van Camper needs the right amount of Energy/ Replenishment Power in the smallest of space.

    • Run the air-con all night; even all day. Use the electric kitchen, even in a fire ban. Enjoy instant hot water.
    • Energy consumed needs to be replenished every day.
    • We do an Energy Analysis for you of what to expect based on what you want to operate.
    • It is difficult to get a lot of solar on the roof of the van. We like to see 800W+ on the roof.
    • However, a powerful DC DC that extract up to 250A from the alternator covers for lack of solar. 
    • The high power DC DC generally goes under passenger seat., saving space in rear.
    • This DC DC, called Scotty AI protects the alternator with AI and does not,  in any way, impact the warranty on the van.
    • Under the the stringent AS/NZ 3001.2.2022 standards, lithium batteries must be installed externally. This would mean punching an access hatch into the side of the van which has to be sealed from the interior space. (all lithium chemistries.)
    • Safiery holds a Gold Electrical Licence and must comply with the Electrical regulations and standards.
    • Non compliance may mean insurance is void and the owner liable for third parties. 
    • However, Safiery supply Sodium Ion Batteries which comply with the regulations of being inside because of their low safety risk.
  • Photo shows a Sodium Meteor battery under the seat in Sprinter build. These are 48V and totally waterproof.
  • Meteor batteries plug together for a totally sealed finish. They can be placed side by side. 
  • Meteor batteries can have an external "on/off" button so there is no need to access the batteries to control or isolated.
  • Meteor batteries integrate seamlessly with Scotty AI Meteor. This accepts 12V alternator input from vehicle's 12V system charging up to 125A from vehicle alternator. Don't be concerned if your alternator is not that big, Scotty AI will auto tune to suit.
  • 1700Wh per battery (140Ah at 12V), these batteries are CANbus enabled - no Shunt needed with Victron system. 
Pic Shows: twin Scotty AI 1500's in engine bay of  VW Crafter
Pic Shows: charge by Scotty AI  3,070W
  • Safiery created a high powered DC DC that is 12V to 48V or 24V to 48V. We call it Scotty AI. It extracts either 1500W or up to 3000W per hour. Thats up to 250A from the alternator.
  • One hour charging is 3 hours of air-con.
  • Load dump is possible with External Regulated 48V Alternator:
    Should the target lithium battery being charged opens it’s relay, any contained energy is dumped and damages the power system significantly.
    With Scotty AI the energy is reversed to starter battery as Scotty Ai is bi-directional.
  • Redundancy and Safer Operation if 48V battery system fails:
    Vehicle system cannot operate critical electrical systems on 12V power.
    With Scotty AI, the 12V systems continue to function.
  • There is no DC DC 48V to 12V built-in with external regulators.  Inefficient Orion 48-12V have to be used in conjunction with a 48V Smart Battery Protect. This takes a lot more space internally.
    With Scotty AI the smart battery protect is built-in as well as the 48-12V DC DC at 96% efficiency.
  • High Power Winch Support. The 48V Alternator cannot support 12V winch.
    Scotty Ai can deliver up to 250A at 12V to support high power winches.
  • Induction cooking is 94% efficient. Compare to LPG at 40%.
  • No need to clean the bottom of pot
  • Now with precise control and smooth power dimming from as low as 400W. 
  • 1800W front Element and 1500W Rear Element
  • Does not overload Inverter: Select Size 2000W or 3000W
  • Updated Software April 2024 gives smooth control of power - NO PULSING at low levels.
  •  Instant hot water for showering reduces energy and minimizes tank space.
  • A 5000W inverter is ideal.
  • In warmer states there are many running on 3000W Inverter. 

2. Sprinter Van Camper needs Water and Toilet Level Management.

Pic Shows: Traditional Victron GX Graphics User Interface
Pic Shows: NEW Victron GX Graphics User Interface
Pic Shows: Safiery STAR-Tank Radar Sensor with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated

STAR-tank is a radar based tank level sensor that mounts at the top of the tank.

  • Operates directly through non-metalic tanks
  • In metal tanks a hole is cut and an SAE 5 holt bolt pattern used (industry standard)
  • Accurate to 1mm
  • Operates in Black and Grey Water. It is not affected by foam or gasses
  • This model is battery operated with a taget 3 year life.
  • Unit has "Long Range Bluetooth" that we have tested to 10m line of sight and 40m through metal layers in a typical van build.
Pic Shows: Safiery STAR-Tank Radar Sensor with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated in position on a Cassette Toilet Canister

This Cassette Toilet by Dometic has a recess under the handle that can accomodate STAR-Tank.

STAR-tank is a radar tank level sensor and operates directly through plastic, ABS, polycarbonate and other similar materials.

STAR-tank can read the height even if uneven with solids and give a reliable reading.

In the victron Cerbo GX, Tank alarms can be set.

Simply glue (optional supply) the aluminium base collar onto the plastic. The Sensor and top of the housing screws into the base collar.

Then when emptying the tank, STAR-tank will just sit in place.

Pic Shows: Safiery STAR-Tank Radar Sensor with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated in position on a Cassette Toilet Canister
Pic Shows: Safiery STAR-Tank Radar Sensor with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated
in position on a Nature's Head Composting Toilet.

This Composting Toilet by Nature's Head has a supporting structure internally that can accomodate STAR-Tank.

STAR-tank is a radar tank level sensor and operates directly through roto-molded plastics, other plastic, ABS, polycarbonate and other similar materials.

STAR-tank can read the height even if uneven with solids and give a reasonable reading.

In the Victron Cerbo GX, Tank alarms can be set.

Simply bolt the aluminium base collar to the structure. (can not glue reliably to roto-molded plastics) and the stainless steel bolts are an optional supply.  onto the plastic. The Sensor and top of the housing screws into the base collar.

Then when emptying the tank, STAR-tank will just sit in place.

3. Sprinter Camper Van needs beautiful clean lines for digital switching and monitoring. We make it easy to use.

Pic Shows: Safiery STAR-Switches with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated having a total of 8 buttons and 16 functions.
1: Safiery STAR-switch Quad 4 button
with Long Range Bluetooth Battery Operated
2: Safiery STAR-switch SP-4 with Long Range Bluetooth
Battery Operated plus CAN wired connection.
3: Safiery STAR-switch SP8 Waterproof
  8 button with CAN wired connection.

Technology difference: STAR-switches are simple to use, custom engraved on the outside; but super smart on the inside.

  • Your smartphone assigns buttons and functions to the lights or devices being switched.
  • Double press a switch to change to an alternative LED colour. Double press again and both colours are combined: white and amber gives a golden glow.
  • Get two way or even 3 way switching.
  • Wireless switches can be battery operated with 100m range.
  • Rubberised engraved 8 button keypad is waterproof.
  • Every button on any switch/keypad can be custom engraved.
  • STAR-switch Quad:
    • 4 button super slim with LED's
    • battery operated 40m wireless range typically.
  • STAR-switch SP4
    • 4 button panel mounted or block based surface mount
    • Either battery or 12V operated 40m wireless range typically.
  • STAR-switch SP8
    • waterproof custom engraved keypad
    • CAN 2 wire with Safiery supplied harness- plug n play.
Safiery STARSHIP APP running on CARPLAY in Mercedes Sprinter Camper Van
  • Mercedes Benz MBUX:
    • Runs Carplay or Android Auto
    • Safiery STARship App runs within the Carplay of Android Auto function without the Internet.
    • Can switch 230VAC devices as well as DC devices and LED's.
    • Can operated with Voice Control with the Internet

STAR Services with or without Internet

  • Our Starship services analyse your energy usage every day and night and alerts you to energy limitations. Just set the number of days camping before you depart and STARship does the rest.
  •  Enjoy glamping and push the boundaries of the universe. Let us do the analysing for you. Its all done “in the stars” rather than the “cloud”.
  • Our Smartphone App is compatible with CARPLAY or ANDROID Auto to bring all the switching into the vehicle console wirelessly. Switch devices on and off from the vehicle console.
  • Switch any device on/off from your smartphone either at the RV with no internet or if there is internet from anywhere on line. See your fridge temperature, turn devices on/off. With selected cameras, see the view from anywhere with internet or Starlink.
  • Starship is designed to work seamlessly with Apple, Android,Amazon or Samsung. It can do this with or without the internet. A small hub needs to be added.
  • You can then switch devices and see their status from anywhere with internet or locally with no internet.
  • You can build your own automations on the smartphone.
  • Modes or button assignment are done easily with the smartphone app.  You can even turn on the rear van work lights from the vehicle console wirelessly.
  •  “Night Mode” all the lights can be off with the option of a well dimmed floor light in the ensuite if desired. “Travel Mode” all the lights off, water pumps off, hot water off, fridges running. Switch the aircon on so the van is chilled when you arrive after travelling. 
  • We thought about using touch screens just for switching, but Smart Switches are the future. Instead, the 5in or 10in inch STAR-Touch display is used for a wider range of options: Multi-media, Sonos sound, daily weather, energy flows with Victron.
  •  Our compact modem is also a WiFi router so you can operate without the internet from the touch screen. The Touch Screen is Wireless and can be placed anywhere with 12V power supply. 



Can use generative AI in Google to make these automation routines by user: Sample prompts:

  • “When I enter RV, if night time, turn on lights at level 50% and slowly raise level over 3 mins. Turn on inverter, water pump. If temperature greater than 24C turn on airconditioner”
  • "When I wake up in the morning, start the coffee maker, and play my favourite playlist."
  • "Turn RV lights on at 1 hour before sunset at a low dim level and slowly increase level until sunset.  Lock the doors and turn off the lights when I go to bed."
  • "Use lights and TVs to make my RV look occupied when I leave the RV."
  • "When I select cooking mode, turn on induction hob and start air fan, kitchen lights and suggest an automation to keep the air fresh when I'm cooking in RV."
  • "Run the toilet fan for just a few minutes after use."
  • “When I select travel model, turn off inverter and all devices except fridge”
  • “When I go to bed, night mode has been selected, turn off all lights except light in toilet: set it at 10% level, turn off inverter and water pump.”

Using Apple Watch

Turn on any device, start any mode from watch.Including cameras…

Integrating Victron Devices

Read, control on/off/AC current limit any Victron power device from display/smartphone.No internet needed.

Integrating Selected Bluetooth Devices like Ruuvi temperature sensors

Read selected BLE device from display/smartphone.No internet needed.

Integrating Other CAN based Devices like TPMS, Inclinometer

Read selected CAN devices from display/smartphone.No internet needed.
  • More importantly, there is a CAN BMS (Battery Management System)  in each 48V battery.  CAN BMS dictates to all the charge devices on a Victron system the exact charge and discharge current and voltage limits based on battery temperature and State of Charge.
  • This protects you from rogue settings and events. It makes the system far safer, gives a longer battery life and gets the safest maximum for your battery investment. 
  • 48V Solar charging gives the highest yield by 20-30%.
  • 48V is a much lower installed cost for large systems.

Victron Inverter Chargers at the next Level of Safety

  • Victron Inverter chargers have built-in double safety protection. Under the new electrical standards, you do not need double pole switches with these units, thats how good the in-built protection is.
  • They include the new transformer-less models (like Scotty AI) which weigh only 12kgs for a 6000VA unit.
  • These units can recover a flat battery as well as operate in storage mode protecting your lithium investment.


  • Safiery can include a modem with every system and monitor the Lithium Batteries, Solar and inverter performance on line.
  •  This lets you monitor your system from a smartphone where ever there is the internet.
  • Alternatively Safiery integrate into Starlink for an always on experience. In this case the STAR-power products are also visible and controllable on line.
  • The GOLD SUPPORT assists new comers to get used to their system. It is very helpful should you experience difficulty with non-compliant power at farm stays.

Caravan and Camping Industry: Best New technology 48V
International Marine Equipment Trade Show: Design and Manufacturing Excellence Award
Landforces Best new technology Presented

  • Safiery has utilized AI technology since 2022.
    The patented Scotty AI auto-tunes and protects a vehicles alternator. Set power rate at idle from "Soft" , "Medium" or "Hard".
  • STAR-power AI protects wiring without the need for fuses. The AI turns off the power to devices within 80 millionths of a second. Even the smallest of wires installed are protected. Then when a device surges in power when turned on, STAR-power AI accepts a ramp up current without turning off.
  • Australian developed technology exported to the world.

Easy to Buy

Having done hundreds of systems, we know the secrets to trustworthy performance. Safiery supply whole system designs with completed products:

  • Consistent templates for design
  • ONE unified suite of products that communicate together
  • Standardized wiring package with quality fuse/ connectors
  • Stored image of "as built" system
  • Stored Termination list of fusing/ termination
  • Online, visible field results on virtually all of the products used.
  • Ease of operation and clean knowledge of system limits by user.