I have built a sophisticated 12volt
management system in my new Outback Camper Trailer. Everything is mounted &
controlled in a panel mounted inside the toolbox on the A-frame. I make it
sound high tech, but its not.
It has an analogue volt meter which gives me a quick analysis on the
condition of my deep cycle battery. A toggle switch is my main
switch that gives power to the unit and then controlled by little
rocker switches for individual use. I did it this way to try and
save the battery in case I forget to switch anything off. With a
flick of a switch, I HAVE POWER.
show how I have done it and the lay out. Please keep it in mind that
this is not the only way to do the job, but the way I felt worked
well for me considering that I had to much time up my sleeve.
12volt control panel
& fuse panel
of control panel
12volt fluro lights in trailer
The 100 amp circuit breaker and battery switch has no
relevance to the control management system, but it is needed to hard
wire the 600 watt inverter in accordance to the manufacturers
requirements. I suppose the only mistake I did was that the circuit
breaker also acts as a switch which back then I did not know. You
learn as you go.
inverter positive cable runs to the battery switch into the circuit breaker in
which is connected to the positive terminal at the battery. The negative from
the inverter goes straight to the negative terminal at the battery. Once again,
from a turn of a key we have 240volt power from the inverter.
I hope you
enjoyed the photos as I have enjoyed putting this together. Many
sleepless nights thinking which way works for our family.
from Con Kolovouris
project only covers 12 volt work including the connection of the
volt accessories simply plug into the inverter's 240 volt outlet.
of the above work includes running or connection of 240 volt wiring.
240 volt work must be carried out by a qualified electrician.