This is the wiring bundle for the trailer and the place were I plan to install the new 6 position (plus Main) AC distribution panel by Blue Sea
The panel is 4.5” x 10.5”. Since it is meant to be installed in a cut out, which I can’t do, I will have a 3” deep surface-mount box built for it.
Blue Sea uses ring connectors so I will ask the electrician to use the same in making connections. I have noted Bernie’s advice about using a good crimper.
The bright yellow cable is flexible strand 10 ga. and is the Main feed.
The other circuits are all the solid copper type, 12 ga.
The Blue Sea panel is beautiful, a work of art.
But it came with two surprises.
In the Blue Sea catalog there are diagrams indicating the MINIMUN DISTANCE from the Power Inlet to the Main Breaker is 10 feet.
The wiring diagram 100% contradicts this. It plainly says, “if the shore power inlet is more than 10 feet, additional fuses or circuit breakers must be installed within 10 feet of the shore power inlet”.
So obviously they meant MAXIMUM distance.
What is the reason for this?
Second surprise: Blue Sea NOWHERE mentions 12v
supply in their catalog or literature.
Yet the two small runs of yellow and red wires are labeled “connect to 12v
(yellow is negative). These appear to go to circuit boards that back-light the labels on the panel.
I could have neatly supplied 12 volts to this area when we had the wall panels off.
Now we will have to figure out how to do it after the fact.
Anyone have an idea of what the 10-foot requirement is all about?