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Spott

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Posted: 04/02/06 04:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This meter project is attributed to kermitdafrog (go here then ricks stuff, motorhome, meter project)

Here’s my wireless thermometer, thermostat & meter panel w/charge wiz.

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Running the wires was interesting because the studs run horizontal instead of vertical. I was having a hard time finding a way to route the wires and was about to give up until I started playing around with the digital camera, I would reach into places I could not see but I could stick my hand. I could then see tanks & wiring

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and I found a very large empty cavity behind the pantry in between the bath and the dinette. This empty space ran all the way from the ceiling to the floor, right next to the converter. So I ran the wires here.

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Here I added an outlet for the wall wart, two shunts and an 8 wire splice for a quick connect.

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I still have to finish wiring the Amp meters but wanted to take a break

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Posted: 04/02/06 05:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi: Nice looking job, it appear from your pic's that you have already found your next project- making use of that empty space. Camera's are great.
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Posted: 04/02/06 06:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice work. What did you use to apply the lettering on the meter panel?

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Posted: 04/02/06 06:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hwybnb wrote:

What did you use to apply the lettering on the meter panel?


I used a Brother P-touch lable maker.

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Posted: 04/02/06 10:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you just saved me an hour on my next mod. it would've been years before i thought to put my camera where my head didn't fit. i've tried using the mirrros and lights but thats a pain.

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Posted: 04/02/06 10:28pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey! Sweet control center!


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Posted: 04/03/06 05:32am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks great. I want to mount a wireless weather station as well and I can not figure out the best place to put the remote where it will be clear of the temperature effects of the truck or camper. Where did you put yours? Thanks.


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My digital camera has a video out jack. By running a cable to a TV or monitor you can push the camera further into the cavity.

Nice job on the panel.


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Posted: 04/02/06 10:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What does the on-off switch do???

You pretty much have a meter setup like I want.

I assume the DC amp meter labeled "DC amps" is for the load amps. Why did you use a +-ranged meter for the loads? Wouldn't it have been less money for a +range on that one? Do you have negative loads?

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Posted: 04/02/06 10:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More applause on your digital camera work! Add to that, I have a P-Touch™ #PT-65 and know how easy it ISN'T, to get those labels on straight & centered sometimes. Nice work.

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