Thursday, September 23, 2010
It has been a rough week here for us. Heidi started it by not feeling well but, luckily, is now feeling better. I am surviving but not fully recovered. I am pretty sure this would kill a normal man but, me not being normal, (too easy, just ignore the setup) I am handling it!
Okay, maybe the artwork above isn't lovely, but it might answer a few questions and show a couple ideas others may be interested in. As you can see, the diagram really is based mostly on how the coach electrical system is setup now. ** Click on the image for a larger version**
There is one other area I would like to direct your attention to. That is the accessory fuse box added on the firewall and tied into the isolator on both sides through a 3 way switch. The way this works is simple. The switch, when in it's top position, connects the fuse box to the starting battery/alternator side of the isolator. When switched all the way down while the ignition is off, the power to the new fuse panel is pulled from the coach battery.
The idea behind the new switched fuse box is to allow the accessories wired into it to be run from the alternator, starting battery, coach batteries or be switched off completely. It has worked quite well and just adds a little more flexibility to our power system. Feel free to ask any questions you may have. I promise, the next blog I write will be more entertaining!