Sorry that this will be so long, but I have a ton of info to go over. Please stick with me...
So I decided awhile back that I was going to rewire my trailer. I having been in the planning stages of the rewire for quite some time now and I finally started puling the trigger on all the odds and ends that I will need. For a novice like myself, this is daunting but I am very organized and feel confident... I would like to run my plan my you guys and see if I am missing anything or if it sounds about right... Thanks to anyone who can help...
Batteries: Not 100% sure but I need between 250 - 300 Ah. I all now looking into Interstate RV-XHD batteries
. I can get 2 6 volts for dirt cheap and have 232 Ah, which is a good start.
Converter: Inteli Power 4045
I went this route for ease of breaker panel and DC distribution power. I plan to mount this in the bathroom closet on a panel that I will build for all panels and gauges.
I also got a Trimetric Battery Monitoring System
so I know what is up at all times along with the wiring kit with the shunt.
I also picked up a Blue Sea Shut Off Switch
so I can control the battery if something goes wrong or I need to work on the system.
I decided to protect the system with A Surge Guard
. I didn't opt for the more expensive LCD models based on cost.
I am using all 15 Amp Fuses for the panels and I broke the circuits up the best I could.
Water Pump - 7.5 Amp - 35 ft.
Furnace - 6 Amp - 50 ft.
Circuit 3: 11 Amp - 60 ft.
Bathroom Light - 3 Amp
Shower Light - 1 Amp
Rear Overhead Light - 3 Amp
Rear Maxx Fan - 1.4 - 4.4 Amp
Circuit 4: 15 Amp - 100 ft.
Gaucho Light - 3 Amp
Gaucho DC Outlet - 3 Amp
Front Maxx Fan - 1.4 - 4.4 Amp
Front Overhead Light - 3 Amp
Porch Light - 1 Amp
Scare Light - 1 Amp
Circuit 5: 9 Amp - 130 ft.
Kitchen Fan - 1.5 Amp
Kitchen Light - 1.5 Amp
Water Heater Ignition - 1 Amp
Dining DC Outlet - 3 Amp
Dining Reading Lights - 2 Amp
Circuit 6: 9 Amp - 100 ft.
TV DC Outlet - 5 Amp
CD/DVD Player - 4 Amp
After all is said and done, I need about 500 feet of 10 gauge conductor to complete all the circuits. Does that sound crazy to anyone? Seems like a lot to me... but this is the first time I have tried to rewire a trailer so who knows?
I plan to use the 10 gauge conductor from Waytek
... They have good prices and it is marine grade.
I also plan to use connectors like these
to make all the connections on the DC side... and then wrap them in electrical tape. Does that seem solid?
On the the AC side:
Breaker 1: Converter - 30 Amp
Breaker 2: A/C - 20 Amp
Breaker 3: Refrigerator - 20 Amp
Breaker 4: Bathroom Outlet and Exterior Outlet Curbside - GFCI 20 Amp
Breaker 5: Gaucho Outlet - Kitchen Outlet - Dining Area Outlet - 20 Amp
I ordered some 12/3 Marine Wire on eBay for all the AC wiring. I got 100 ft for $70 which should cover it all. I also am using these outlets from cooper wiring
as well as one of these with USB outlets.
I think that covers about all of it. I do plan on adding Solar in the future but that is a little ways off and I can wire for it later on down the road.
Please let me know if there is any glaring mistakes in my plans or if there is anything that I NEED to have that would make monitoring and using my system better or easier. Thanks for any and all comments and help !!!!