I can see what you mean by the wire gauge being beefier than the panel is ideal for. We've yet to find a 12v
panel beefier, though. If you find something, let us know. As you noted, it can be made to work and at this point I believe it is the best option available. We've looked at a couple marine style fuse boxes but they are more compact and we find that they don't have enough lugs on the positive bus.
As for the ground bus.... a lot of people do not run all their load grounds back. Airstreams were usually two-wire systems and sometimes one-wire systems. For people who have more circuits than can be accommodated in this box, we offer this bus bar add-on.
DC Buss Bar
Thanks for you business and let me know if you have additional suggestions.
Originally Posted by dbj216
It appears you folks did the same project I did. I must say I was rather disappointed in the fuse panel I purchased. It was too small for the wire size of a 12v
, 30 amp system. That 4 post ground buss is just not big enough. And I found the clamp screws kinda cheap. I couldn't get them tight enough without stripping out the drive square. The whole thing works, it just was not as robust as I wanted.
I tried my patience getting all the wiring stuffed in there.