I decided to replace the old UHaul
converter with a smart converter . The converter does not come with an integral fuse panel, but I wanted some unique features, so I made my own.
I installed the PD9245 upside down under the furnace
. That makes use of otherwise dead space and frees up storage space in the rear under bench compartment. The new panel is installed over the battery
cover. It is attached with two wing nuts and one thumbscrew making it easier to service the battery
The panel features a digital ammeter and voltmeter, a switch to turn off my solar panel
input and 8 circuit breakers. Six of these are used and two are extras for any added accessories. The ammeter and voltmeter only display when the red button is pushed, eliminating unnecessary current draw.
First photo is looking rearward into hatch by door. Second photo shows converter looking forward from rear hatch. Third photo is of electrical
panel. Last photo shows ammeter and voltmeter displays lit up.