I have a Surfside
trailer that I recently gutted/rebuilt. The original wiring in it was an absolute mess, so I tore it out during demo, along with the dilapidated/rotten furniture/cabinets.
At the moment, my electrical
needs are served by a Goal Zero Yeti 400 power pack, which gives me access to a couple of AC power outlets and USB charging. I have a portable 100 watt solar panel
that goes along with it, as we primarily dry camp. Yes, these things are stupidly expensive for what they are, but I have access to employee pricing on them and already had one in my possession prior to acquiring the camper.
My question is this: I'd like to add back a few 12V circuits in order to add some LED lights
and a porch light
, as well as power a fantastic fan and add a couple of small computer fans to the back of the fridge
compartment to aid in cooling efficiency. I've spoken with Goal Zero and they offer an adapter (pictured below) that can be connected to their proprietary 6mm 12v ports on the power pack. These ports only push 10A/120W, but my needs are minimal and fit within that scope. My thought is that I'll use the Goal Zero Adapter and connect it to a Blue Sea St Blade Fuse Block.
Wiring to the lights/accessories is easy enough, but I have a couple of questions regarding installation of the fuse block.
1. Does the negative bus serve in place of grounding to the frame, or does the bus itself need to be grounded to the trailer frame?
2. Should the negative adapter wire be connected to the bus or should it be grounded to the frame along with the bus (assuming the bus needs to be grounded to the frame?)
3. Anything I'm missing here?
Thanks in advance for any input.