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Old 01-10-2016, 10:08 PM   #1
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I'm just talking out loud looking for comments. I'm going to install a few up grades, they need power so rather than cut the bottom, or fish wire behind the refrigerator I'm going to cut a whole in the nose of the TT and bring power in. I've read the posts about what I'm doing and I'm not scared. Im coming directly from the batteries through a box to a 6 fuse block with a negative buss. then directly back out to continue through the TT. The inside where the power will come through in under\in the sofa. Does that sound right, I'm going to install a 2030 battery monitor and a couple 12 volt, cig lighters and a few for the future. I plan on sealing the box on the front, mounting things on the inside on a piece of 1\2 in ply. Thanks in advance for your help
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Why not just pick a 12 volt source that's already inside?
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:16 PM   #3
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The battery meter has a shunt that has to go in front of all other load. So I have to cut in somewhere. Somehow I have to interpret power near the battery and then run a 4 wire cable from the shunt 1 wire goes to power. Just seem easier to have all of that inside instead of outside
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From the battery, the juice goes to the converter. I'd use that area, making sure that any wires on the pos. side, if there are any beside the cable itself, join in after meter
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Old 01-10-2016, 11:57 PM   #5
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I have to connect to a 500ah shunt. It has to be the first wire ( load) next to the negative battery. Then the negative cable continues as it would. My batteries (2 6 volt) are on the A frame between the propane tanks and the TT. I would rather have all that inside dry protected. How would you do it?
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:10 AM   #6
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The Trimetric 2030 has like a 20' wire from shunt to meter. I wired mine underneath the trailer and through one of the many existing holes in the floor already.


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Old 01-11-2016, 12:14 AM   #7
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Yes, the cable attaches the meter to the shunt. The shunt needs to be close to the batteries, right
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Can I use an automotive fuse box or do I need a ground inside so the meter can measure
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The 2030 measures the front side of the trailers load right
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I installed mine so long ago so I can't remember if it connected to the positive or negative terminal but the shunt is small enough to fit nicely in the battery box and is attached via a short (yet high gauge) cable to the battery.


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