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Old 05-08-2016, 12:04 PM   #1
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Battery box wiring hole

Thinking of adding an inverter in my storage box beside my battery box. Can someone please suggest/recommend best sealant compound for wiring hole that will be waterproof/dust proof but still give me the needed flexibility?
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:16 PM   #2
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Unless it is a very small inverter, you may not want to put it in a sealed box as they generate quite a bit of heat when operating. If possible installing inside the RV itself might be a better option.
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I had seen this installation pictured and thought it was very clean looking. I was then going to wire the on/off switch and plugin at the bottom of my control area beside the battery box (hidden in one of the stair boxes) the inverter is a 1500 w and my storage space is about 17" deep by 12" h X 30" long. I thought the space would handle any heat generated.Click image for larger version

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That should work well. I envisioned the storage box as a much smaller area.
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The black "gook" in the picture looks like some type of "acoustical" caulk used in home building, have you used something similar?


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The black "gook" in the picture looks like some type of "acoustical" caulk used in home building, have you used something similar?


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Plain old silicone sets soft and yet in much less messy and can be removed clean if ever needed.
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Thanks Tom will try it as soon as I start my project in a couple of weeks!


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I have mine mounted on back wall of our 5er in front storage....Used only for the "beer" fridge in transit in summer weather
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