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Old 02-06-2018, 07:28 PM   #1
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Smartgauge install

I want to install a Smartgauge battery monitor at the bottom right hand corner of the lounge TV in our 25 FC RB. To do that, I need to run a pair of 16 gauge wire from the batteries to the gauge.

I figure I should be able to access the back of that wall through the refrigerator vents near that spot. I will get the wire in through the battery cable opening.

Any suggestions on how to run the wire from the battery cable opening to the back of this wall? I was thinking under the lounge? Or any suggestion for another location?Click image for larger version

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I want to install a Smartgauge battery monitor at the bottom right hand corner of the lounge TV in our 25 FC RB. To do that, I need to run a pair of 16 gauge wire from the batteries to the gauge.

I figure I should be able to access the back of that wall through the refrigerator vents near that spot. I will get the wire in through the battery cable opening.

Any suggestions on how to run the wire from the battery cable opening to the back of this wall? I was thinking under the lounge? Or any suggestion for another location?Attachment 303699
There are two holes in the floor used to drain the hot and cold water lines. You can use one of the holes to run wires from the outside world to the inside of the trailer.
The wires need to be shielded in some way.
But I'm not sure if this will work for you.
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Old 02-08-2018, 05:59 AM   #3
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When I was looking at mounting mine, I thought there was a gap large enough between the cabinets and the shell to get the wall. What I did not figure out was how to get it up the wall.
There might be a way from the outside, or possibly cut your mounting hole and fish for the wire?
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Wires from. Batteries to wall by TV

We did this same thing. Could not get anything fished from floor area up to wall by TV receptacle due to internal structure.
Ended up with monitor panel mounted just above TV. I removed microwave above refrigerator, drilled into rear compartment of refer at top, then through floor of refer rear area. There is a 3" void under refer that allows access to wire run where inverted is located. There is plenty of space in microwave cabinet for the monitor.
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I finally got mine mounted. Cable runs under cushions, between skin and bulkhead into refrig compartment and back behind gauge. Used an electrical project box to mount it.

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We did this same thing. Could not get anything fished from floor area up to wall by TV receptacle due to internal structure.

Ended up with monitor panel mounted just above TV. I removed microwave above refrigerator, drilled into rear compartment of refer at top, then through floor of refer rear area. There is a 3" void under refer that allows access to wire run where inverted is located. There is plenty of space in microwave cabinet for the monitor.
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Assuming you have a smart phone why not just use a Victron monitor and read the results from your phone and not have to deal with the extra wiring?

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Smartgauge is different than Victron in that no shunt is required. But yes, Victron is also a good option.

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Assuming you have a smart phone why not just use a Victron monitor and read the results from your phone and not have to deal with the extra wiring?

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