Inverter Instal on a 2005 342, What Fun!
It looked like a simple job; flick an inverter and an extra Group 27 battery in one of the storage bays, directly below the power panel. The convertor is already in this bay, so no long runs of heavy gauge wire.
I had to remove some of the expanding foam that F/R is so fond of using to get the 12/2 wire from the inverter to a switch and pull a piece of zip cord for the power switch for the inverter.
I installed a 4x4 box in the kneehole for the makeup table (computer desk!), removed the wire from the 20-a "outlets" breaker, and fed it to a single pole,double throw switch inone side of the 4x4 box. I installed a separator in the box, and installed the switch to turn the inverter on in the other position of the box.
All I'd have to do to activate the inverter and isolate it from the rest of the coach was to place both switches in the down positiuon, after assuring that the reefer was locked in the "propane" position. The 1200-W PSW inverter couldn't handle the reefer and all the other stuff.
Now for the fun! Somehow, I remembered that the converter is also wired to this same breaker, and that you shouldn't use your batteries to charge your batteries! The 12/2 wire from the converter comes from the surface-mounted single outlet, goes into a piece of wire-guard with another 12/2 and a few 12-V wires, and goes up to the area beneath the breaker panel in the drawer base, next to the makeup table.
So far, an hour and a half, and three or four skull divots, I have been unable to positively identify which wire in this bundle (a lot more are added and looped together under there!) I have a feeling that they end up somewhere behind a wall in the bathroom in one of those famous F/R hidden j-boxes.
This morning, I'm just going to run a new 12/2 from the outlet to the water heater breaker, and wire nut the existing ones.
It's a real jungle under there!
BTW, the extra battery is to eliminate startup surge, as well as giving us an extra 110 A/H of jizz. The house batteries are on the other side of the coach.
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