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Old 10-13-2015, 02:08 PM   #31
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Do you have the trimetric in hand? There are two models, one that surface mounts and the other where you would cut a 2" squareish hole. If you use the surface mount all you need is a small hole to route the wire through. In my current rig I put the trimetric down low on the bed. I can only see it if I squat down or if I'm outside the rig looking in through the door. I used to be a trimetric watcher just because but now I know my solar is doing the right thing. In your case I would think you want it in plain view.

You can't really route wire through the walls. About the only thing you can do is run it underneath and then up into a hollow interior wall. If you have trim molding maybe pull that off and tuck the wire behind and reattach it.

Without seeing some pictures of you rig I don't have many more ideas. I do know that you have to be creative when you are doing these sorts of mods!

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Old 10-19-2015, 09:11 PM   #32
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This is what I built to monitor the battery level and solar charge rate. It shows battery level, solar charge voltage and amperage, controller temp, inverter temp and battery temp. In the pix, it is indicating 64.4 vdc at about 9 amps. This is off a 600 watt panel bank. I added an additional cooling fan on the controller with a thermostat set for 115* on, 105* off.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:42 PM   #33
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That's very cool!

For the average Joe, though, the Trimetric is a very good option that does not require a PhD in Electrical Engineering!

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