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!
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.
posted by jay