I recent started a renovation of a 1976 22' Argosy and I am about to start rethinking the electrical system. I am a total novice at electrical systems aside from hooking up a few car stereo systems. I would like to shoot out a few things that I think I know and see if anyone can affirm or call me out on them. I also have a few questions.
1. All 12 volt
power comes from the battery setup.
2. All 12 volt
power runs through a fuse distribution panel.
3. Each separate 12 volt
device in the trailer has it's own fuse.
4. Each fuse is rated to the wire and not to the 12 volt device.
5. The battery is recharged by the converter which is plugged into 120 volt power.
Feel free to call me out. So here are some of my questions:
1. How do I determine what gauge wire to use?
2. How do I determine what size fuse to protect that wire?
I am planning on keeping all the current electronics installed but I want to add a few more items. I have already installed 2 - MaxxAir Fans
. I plan to install a 12 volt LCD television
. Finally I want to add a CD player
and speakers. Are there any special considerations I need to take?
Thanks for any help on this matter. I have done a ton of searching and I either come up with nothing or something that feels too technical...