RV Handiwork: Inverter Remote Switch And Surge Protector Mounting

20 12 2010

When we last left off, the inverter and surge protector were installed, but the only way to turn on the inverter involved going outside – admittedly a 30 second task, because the compartment containing the inverter was half a foot from our door – and the surge protector was sitting on / hanging off of a dinette chair.

Project: inverter remote on/off switch and a prettier mounting of the surge protector. I built a protective enclosure for the remote switch because the circuitry-end of the switch would be otherwise exposed inside the storage compartment. Using a razor knife I cut a rectangular access area for the switch, mounting it below the dinette. The surge protector went through the dinette bottom as well, with the wiring running through a hole that I drilled. Check out the pretty wire control / hole cover thing that I put in!

Cutting The Hole For The Remote Switch

Cutting The Hole For The Remote Switch (No Bug Problems - I Was Using The Raid Can To Prop Up a Flashlight!)

The Switch Installed

The Switch Installed

Switch, And The Surge Protector Access Hole

Switch, And The Surge Protector Access Hole

For both the remote switch and the surge protector I clamped any extra wire to the top of the storage cabinet, running it along the backside of the cabinet to the inverter. All in all, I’m happy with the job. I need to diagnose a problem with the remote switch, which magically stopped working today. (It had been working for a few hours after the install was complete. Weird.) Otherwise, I’m happy with the job.

Inside The Cabinet

Inside The Cabinet

All Done!

All Done!

posted by jay

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20 12 2010
Heidi

Lookin’ good!

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