With a little extra planning and effort, a good job can be done routing wires.
|I found two challenges to
1. Understanding the design for splitting the AC Panel.
2. Finding an ideal path to route the wires.
In hindsight, both were fairly
If you're familiar with home wiring and 12 volt systems, the wiring is fairly straight forward. RVs require an independent ground and neutral bar in the AC Panels. Here, Mitch and Max are looking over the project to split out the inverter circuit. They each wired one panel.
|The air conditioner, refrigerator, hot water heater and
battery charger draw too much electricity to run off of the inverter. The
best design is to move these circuits into a second breaker panel.
The trailer manufacturer shipped us a matching breaker panel and there
was room to fit it in next to the original panel. A separate wire was run
to the refrigerator since it was originally part of the main lighting circuit
which would be moved to the inverter panel.
Below is a wiring schematic of our system.
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