How to wire Cuddy composting toilet into your van

How to wire Cuddy composting toilet into your van

Hello, fellow adventurers and happy campers! Today, we are discussing a crucial aspect of your campervan setup: wiring your Cuddy composting toilet into your van.

Whether you're a seasoned vanlifer or just starting your RV journey, understanding how to connect Cuddy to your campervan's power system is essential for a smooth and comfortable travel experience. Feel free to watch the video or continue reading the wiring guide below!


Wiring Cuddy: A step-by-step guide for how to wire our compost toilet

Vanlife enthusiasts know the importance of having a reliable power source on the road. We know energy is scarce, so that’s why we designed Cuddy to use hardly any power. Plus, we tried to make our portable toilet setup as simple as possible since not everyone is comfortable with electrical work! Here are the easy steps on how to wire Cuddy into your van.

Step 1: Understanding Cuddy's power lead

To kickstart the wiring process, look closely at Cuddy's power lead. One end features the 5.5 by 2.1 millimetre DC jack that goes into Cuddy’s base, while the other end presents bare wires (for your van’s electrical system).

Our DC jack is super standard, meaning you can purchase several options based on your setup. These include:

  • Dc to USB
  • Dc to standard plug
  • Dc springy cable
  • etc

We have a full video on cable options here.

This simplicity makes Cuddy a versatile choice for campervan owners looking to customize their power setup.


Step 2: Connecting your wire to Cuddy

Plug the DC jack into the corresponding port at the back base of your Cuddy. This step is crucial for establishing a secure and stable connection, ensuring that Cuddy receives the power to keep things running smoothly.


Step 3: Wiring Cuddy into your van’s electrics

The other end of Cuddy's power lead is now ready to be wired into your van's electrical system. Remember to exercise caution and use a low amperage fuse to prevent any potential issues. We recommend a 0.1-amp fuse at 12 volts, approximately 1 Watt, for optimal performance.


Other power options

Curious about alternative power options for your campervan? Click here for more information on different ways to power your Cuddy composting toilet.


Important: Seek professional advice if uncertain

If the idea of tinkering with your van's wiring makes you uneasy, don't fret! Seeking the advice of a professional van builder is a wise decision. They can guide you through the process of wiring compost toilets, ensuring that Cuddy becomes an integral part of your campervan without any hiccups.


Does Cuddy need to be wired in?

Not necessarily. The electrical supply for Cuddy powers the internal fan for an odor-free experience, helping to cut condensation and for the liquid bottle indicator. However, you can use Cuddy freestanding without an electrical supply. Powring your Cuddy is our way of adding a convenience layer for you.


Your “How to Wire Cuddy” guide is complete!

In the world of vanlife, ensuring your campervan or RV is equipped with a portable toilet and efficient power is key to a successful adventure. Being able to wire Cuddy into your van might seem like a small task, but it's a significant step toward creating a comfortable and functional mobile living space. If you have any questions or seek further clarification on the wiring process, drop us a comment in the Cuddy wiring video.


Cheers to countless kilometers and endless miles of vanlife adventures alongside your Cuddy Composting Toilet!


Richard Peter

Richard is the Co-Founder and CEO of CompoCloset, and the mastermind behind the Cuddy Composting toilet.


After a career algorithmic trading, he had plans to follow his long held passion for AI but the pandemic brought about an unexpected twist.


After installing a composting toilet in his campervan he caught the sanitation bug (not the dysentry kind) and saw an opportunity to change the world for the better and help bring safe sanitation to the 2.6 Billion without it. 


He's now on a mission to make the best off-grid toilet possible both for you and the planet! 


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