March 3, 2017 Night

That roar or the wind is intense. Partly cloudy and 21 degrees in City of Albany. Breezy, 20 mph breeze from the west-northwest with gusts up to 31 mph. The current wind chill is 6. Winter is still here. Only a few more weeks. 

I got the low voltage disconnect in the mail today. Now the thing is figure out where to mount it. Wiring doesn’t look hard. I realized beside the cable I need between the disconnect and the battery, I need a fuse and fuse holder for safety. This will keep things from burning up should the relay catastrophically fail.  I should be able to get that cable that Autozone sells and splice it using my cutting pliers and a pocket knife. The fuse holders just use a hex wrench to crimp the cable. 

The big question is where I will mount the unit – its a fairly small relay but I lack space under the hood of my truck with the other isolator relay between the batteries. But wait, I have a better idea. 

Maybe I could mount it in the cab next to the inverter? That would save on running those extra control wires back into the cab for the reset control.  Then I would have to get a wire from the cab back out to the cap. I’d rather not drill a hole through the floor boards though. The Internet suggests there is a gasket back there I can run the hot back like on my old truck. Or through the vent holes. That makes a lot of sense and is a good opportunity to run a thicker wire back there in light of the growing 12v load in the truck cap with me using those various USB powered devices. 

Also got the LED dimmer for dimming the lights in the truck cap. Still waiting on the gang switches to control the truck cap lights. I will need those before I start wiring up the truck cap.