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Old 01-06-2017, 11:12 AM   #21
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No. The fuse at the battery is crowbar protection for the batteries and 4 gauge from short circuit at the point where it passes through the frame. The 8 gauge is protected by the thermal breaker just past that point. It looks like it would be difficult to replace the 8 gauge from there back. The improvements in the battery cabling, grounding. and the added safety of a fuse is a big improvement. Unless I wanted to power something like a larger inverter the 8 gauge should be fine.
Yes, I am going to use the same type fuse holder as you did but with a 80 amp fuse at the battery and go with 4ga battery cable on batteries ( ground, ect. ) to the switch then the thermal fuse. Bought a nice 10 ton hydraulic crimper on ebay for $25.00. Will use the tinned copper lugs and the marine heat shrink. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:04 PM   #22
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A small safe installed in place of a drawer under the bed. The safe was bolted to a 1/2" plywood "spacer" that had been screwed into the floor. A bit of the cabinet face frame had to be removed at the bottom for clearance.
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Old 01-16-2017, 02:10 PM   #23
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Solar controller installed

A Vectron Energy 150/35 with Bluetooth dongle now resides next to the water pump. The white cable (10/2 marine cable) comes from the new connector for the panel on the curb side. The tan cable is 6/2 marine cable going to the battery side of the disconnect switch via the 40A fuse.

I expect to get around 40 - 60 AH/day in normal sun conditions from a single 260 watt ground mounted panel.
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Old 01-24-2017, 05:09 PM   #24
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Hooked up the 260 watt panel. Cloudy sky's and saw it initially producing 170 watts into nearly charged batteries
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:03 AM   #25
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Semi-related question - the pink/purple cable wire in the picture - goes into the TV - does it come from the air antenna, the cable input, both? Do you need to plug in to different spots every time you switch from air to cable? Thanks!
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Old 04-11-2017, 09:15 AM   #26
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I'm trying to figure out that one myself. It hasn't been a priority as we usually aren't at a place with cable or where you can receive over the air TV (that describes home, too).
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Old 04-17-2017, 12:26 PM   #27
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I have a similar setup (Rockwood 1905). We have that purple wire going in to our TV, and there's nothing connected to the cable wall plate. Is the purple wire for antenna only? What about the wall plate? How is this supposed to work. THANKS!
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Old 04-23-2017, 07:30 PM   #28
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Battery disconnect? Just took delivery of 2109S....don't remember being shown that....where is it located?

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Old 04-24-2017, 09:45 AM   #29
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On our Rockwood 1905, it was "hidden" under the trailer hitch.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:42 PM   #30
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On our 2109s is is the silver push-pull switch down by the floor next to the fuse/breaker panel.
Pull out to connect. Push in to disconnect.
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Old 04-25-2017, 01:58 PM   #31
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On our 2109s is is the silver push-pull switch down by the floor next to the fuse/breaker panel.
Pull out to connect. Push in to disconnect.
Rockwood/Flagstaff changed the location and type of battery disconnect switch, since you got your 2109s.
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Old 06-13-2017, 05:11 AM   #32
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Yep that's the one. On my 2504s that USB/ 12volt socket is in a compartment right below the tv. All I have to do is open the door unplug the tv from the wall outlet behind the tv, and plug it into the inverter which is plugged into the 12volt socket. The inverter is rated for 400 watts but you can only get about 150 watts if you use the lighter socket plug supplied with the inverter. I dont think what I am doing will work for you because of the location of your 12v port. I don't know what the zamp plug is connected to, (yet) I do know that if you shut off the batteries the power at the zamp plug dies. I wish that it didn't so I could plug in a floater battery charger without turning on the camper. Jay
I skipped the inverter and swapped out the TV for a 19" Insignia (Best Buy brand) that is actually a 12V TV (normally fed by a 110V brick) and bought the 12V feed on Amazon. Works great.
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