Electrical

Dec 3, 2015

At some point, I will write a real blog entry about electrical power in my tiny house. For now, I will just share some photos of the process.

For a great read about options for RV wiring including inverters and converters, see this post: http://www.doityourselfrv.com/rv-inverter-install-diy/. My wiring diagram below basically uses RV Inverter Install Method 4 from that post.

Basic Wiring

Basic Wiring

Wiring Through Corner (Drill hole in from each side)

Wiring Through Corner (Drill hole in from each side until they meet)

Working Lights (these are 12 volt, 5 watt LED bulbs I found on Amazon that screw into regular fixtures)

Working Lights (these are 12 volt, 5 watt LED bulbs I found on Amazon that screw into regular fixtures)

My Wiring Diagram and Notes for my Converter/Circuit Breaker Panel

My Wiring Diagram and Notes for my Converter/Circuit Breaker Panel

Wall Behind Cabinets Complete

Wall Behind Cabinets Complete With Wires Coming Through

Start of Mechanicals Cabinet

Start of Mechanicals Cabinet

Water Tank Installed and Strapped Down

Water Tank Installed and Strapped Down

Romex Run Through Conduit Elbows

Romex Run Through Conduit Elbows

Fuse Box Installed - Pushing Water Pump to the Left

WFCO 8955 Power Center (Fuse Box & Inverter) Installed – Pushing Water Pump to the Left

Wires Run Into Fuse Box (110 V on Left, 12 V on right)

Wires Run Into Fuse Box (110 V on Left, 12 V on right)

Conduit to Connect Fuse Box to Transfer Relay

Conduit to Connect Fuse Box to Progressive Dynamics PD5110010V Transfer Relay

Transfer Relay Screwed to Mechanicals Cabinet (Backside Showing)

Transfer Relay Screwed to Mechanicals Cabinet (Backside Showing)

Inside of Wiring Cabinet (Transfer Relay in Upper Right)

Inside of Wiring Cabinet (Transfer Relay in Upper Right)

Wires Connected in Fusebox

Wires Connected in Fuse box

Wires Connected in Transfer Relay (I also mounted the small Switching Relay inside the transfer relay cabinet in the lower right)

Wires Connected in Transfer Relay (I also mounted the small Packard PR341 DPDT Switching Relay inside the transfer relay cabinet in the lower right). The thick black cord is 110 V coming in from inverter. The two orange Romex lines are 10 gauge coming into the relay from shore and going back out to the fuse box.

12 volt red and black wires running out to Inverter and thicker, 110 V wire running back in

12 volt red and black wires running out to Inverter and thicker, 110 V wire running back in (inverter mounted under counter)

Hope that helps at least a little. More to come later!

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