Originally Posted by Yologals
I'm in the process of installing a pepwave/poynting combo myself. Can you share pics the wiring you used for the panel and how it's connected to your pepwave max?
I am in the process of changing my setup a little. Nonetheless, I bought a power distribution panel and installed it in the end wall of the overhead storage compartment. See picture.
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The panel comes pre-configured with the four components as shown however you can easily swap out any of the four components. I wired this such that the on-off rocker switch turns off everything. Originally I used two USB power cables to run the Pepwave. I am going to change a few things:
1. Convert to a hardwired 12vdc connection going into the front screw terminal of the Pepwave instead of USB C ports. This will have its own on/off switch.
2. Add a separate on-off switch to control power to the TPMS signal relay. Right now it is on when ever the panel is powered but the blinking lights are annoying at night so I need to add an independent power switch.
3. Create a mount for the Pepwave. It gets hot after a while so thinking of an open ended raised metal frame that will function as a cooling heat sink.
The orange wire shown was not connected to anything originally. An Airstream tech told me it was there.
I found it by removing the speaker from underneath the storage bay, reaching and finding the cable. The white wire is connected to ground - the frame of the Airstream. The other end of the orange wire was routed to the front right corner of the Airstream under the front of the right twin bed. In this location are various electronics including the inverter. Attached are two pictures showing both ends of the orange wire.
I ran a wire to the battery compartment with an inline fuse and connected it to the end of the orange wire. This extended +12dc up into the overhead bay.
Hope this helps.