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Monday, July 02, 2012

Engine Room Component and Wiring Access

The installation wiring of the Mastervolt components provides an opportunity illustrate the mounting system devices for the engine room.

Large-ish components, such as the battery charger and DC-DC converter, are mounted to an half inch acrylic panels. The panels are then mounted to aluminum rails that are attached to the bulkhead. The rails provide 1.5 inches of space for wiring. This means wiring can run behind, instead of around the large devices, which makes for easier and shorter wire runs.
Battery Charger panel. Note the hinge at the bottom and cutout to route wiring.

The acrylic panels are attached to the rails with bolts at four corners. The lower portion is split with a hinge enabling the upper bolts to be removed and the device to be "hinged down" for access to the back of the device and the wiring behind.

Same panel, hinged in the down position., providing access to wiring and bulkhead.

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