bdosborn wrote: I have a hand drawn sketch of the wiring I have planned for my trailer that shows devices, wire sizes and fuses. I can scan it and post a PDF if anyone is interested.
Dan wrote:As an Electrical Engineer, let me add in my two cents worth.
You guys are on the right track.
The only thing that I want to add is:
(1) Use stranded wire instead of solid wire. Stranded is more flexible. And Terminals are easier to crimp onto flexible wire - more secure.
(2) When you run wires to a device, tag the wire with masking tape and write the function on the tape. Later, if two wires are adjacent, you will know which wire goes to which device and you can connect the wire to the right device the first time.
mikeschn wrote:Oh good... I'm glad we are on the right track...
Now let me throw these two questions out...
Should the battery be grounded to the frame?
Can you use a battery charger on the battery while running all the lights, etc at the campground?
P.S. It's amazing.. no one has picked on Michelle yet for running an obviously "too thin wire" from the battery...
and no one has picked on me for not talking about grounding the frame...
and furthermore, no one has picked on me for the wire sizes, which are close, but not right... i.e. is 8 gauge too thick from the battery, and is 16 too thin from the lights...???
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