Originally Posted by Franswa
PS: if you're planning a bunch electrical
work....google "each buyer".....
I just had a quick look, it looks similar to DX (Deal Extreme).
I will buy most of my electrical stuff at DX, Amazon, or my local electronics shop (and now Canadian Tire
), depending on prices and what's available.
I'm going all LED in and out, a single GR27 deep cycle, no converter for the time being until I can get a good deal on one. I already have 2 solar
panels + controller. New AC breakers and DC fuse panel, USB sockets for the iThis and iThat. Volts/Amp meters for AC and DC systems.
My wiring schematic is mostly done. Nothing too complicated (nowhere near the wiring mess this trailer has now), but the ability to run on the battery or converter, and to recharge the battery using solar, the converter, or tow vehicle.
Main wires will probably use 6 AWG, but I can get CCA wire in 4 AWG at good price, so I might go with that.
Right now my trailer still has its original Basler converter, on which the previous owner has added a couple switches and lights
, not sure why. Inside the converter is a relay (there is no relay in there from the factory) a lot of AC and DC wires, and two more terminal blocks (not original) fully wired. Wiring consist or a mix of residential 14/2 (Romex), some of it is white, some is blue, some is red (usually used in 220V circuits), there is even some is AWA cable (aluminium wire armour) !! Outlets have been added inside and outside. There is a residential-style distribution box under the front left dinette seat with a bunch of wires and large fuses. Lots of DC (I suppose) wires attached with wire nuts, electrical tape, there are wires, junctions boxes, terminal blocks and what not everywhere. I'm used to aircraft DC electrical systems, which tends to be slightly more complex than RV systems, and I can't figure out the logic behind all this. I'm sure if I dare plug the AC cord the trailer will just blow up.
So I'm not going to understand and try to fix that, I'll throw everything out and start anew with a more simple and logical design.