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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:57 pm 
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Hi I have run heavy 6mm cables to an outlet at the rear to connect to my caravan refrig. This is to only run whilst the accessories are on, have a relay which will switch this cable and circuit breaker for protection, looking to connect the relay to an accessories wire, where is the best place to find one under dash or in engine bay.

Cant drop down drive side fuse panel, the hood release handle is in way, how does this come off?, can the fuse panel drop.?

I had this set up working on my AUII, but sold to upgrade to this, cables on AU wasnt as tightly loomed as BA, also not knowing what cable does what on the BA, dont want to hook in to wrong wire, with all the computers on board, I cant get a decent wiring diagram. I am an Electrician by trade

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:19 pm 
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get a decent wiring diagram? :lol: once you've got that, you should be set. the obvious line to go for would be a radio line or power window line.

 

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Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:46 pm 
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Back of the cigarette lighter is always a good source for acc power - particularly if you only planning to run a relay on that circuit...

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 Post subject: Re: Accessories electrical connection
Posted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:13 pm 
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BA MkII XT

Hi I have run heavy 6mm cables to an outlet at the rear to connect to my caravan refrig. This is to only run whilst the accessories are on, have a relay which will switch this cable and circuit breaker for protection, looking to connect the relay to an accessories wire, where is the best place to find one under dash or in engine bay.

Cant drop down drive side fuse panel, the hood release handle is in way, how does this come off?, can the fuse panel drop.?

I had this set up working on my AUII, but sold to upgrade to this, cables on AU wasnt as tightly loomed as BA, also not knowing what cable does what on the BA, dont want to hook in to wrong wire, with all the computers on board, I cant get a decent wiring diagram. I am an Electrician by trade

Any one with ideas :idea:


I did exactly the same thing in my EL. Using a test light I found a wire behind the fuse panel and tapped into it.

Dont use a standard ciggy lighter socket it wont handle the current. I used a 40amp accessories socket.

 

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Posted: Thu May 04, 2006 12:31 am 
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lol act the back of the acc fuse wud be perfect :P :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat May 06, 2006 3:18 pm 
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Are you running a 2 way or 3 way fridge??? I would assume 3 way by your settup. Also do you have on board batteries in the van???

Easiest way is to jump off the back of the Accessories Fuse / Circuit breaker, or just jump off the cig lighter or anything with acc power to switch the relay. As you said you have run this way before, so would be the same.
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Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 12:46 pm 
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Furtherto my post back in May, system worked well, finally found how to get 6mm cables from engine bay to boot via under sill, and after removing back seat, finally into to boot.
Thanks for the advice


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