In this video we will explore expert tips and insights from Ray Cully to help you get the most out of your camper trailer upgrade. Ray will take us through the step-by-step process of installing and using the iTechworld 2000W Pure Sine Wave Inverter, providing valuable guidance for anyone looking to improve their camper trailer's power supply.
G'day everyone! For me, lithium technology provides more power to enjoy my creature comforts. However, on an older system, you'll only extend the run time of your equipment. Like me, you may actually have to make some changes and upgrades to the wiring and existing equipment if you want to gain that new functionality.
Before you swing a spanner, you need to do some research and planning. Find out how much power you require to run the new gear you want to install. You can jump on the internet and look up an online calculator to provide that information. Then, have a chat with your supplier, and they'll help you size out the right type of equipment you need.
Always remember the golden rule: never attempt to wire or modify a 240-volt appliance. Always have an electrician do the work for you.
The iTechworld website has detailed equipment specifications and helpful tips about choosing, installing, and using their products, which made my life very easy. With Eeyore's original wiring, it was fairly light and acceptable for up to 50 amps. However, my new iTECH2000 watt inverter will draw significantly more current, and that's why we've had to upgrade the wiring in eel.
Here's an interesting tip: despite what amperage may be stamped on the cable, it will be affected by how long the cable is. When you drink through a straw, it's easy. But what if we made that straw 10 meters in length? Your cheeks would suck in. The same effect occurs with your wiring. The longer the cable run, the more resistance it has. You may need to step up the size of the cable based on the length of your vehicle.
If you're DIY-ing, you need to use the correct tools for the job. A quality set of wire crimping pliers will help you terminate lugs and eyelets, making your life much easier. Of course, you want to protect the cables as they run through any body panels. You can do this by installing rubber grommets. Lastly, you also have the option to fit split conduit onto the cables, which will protect your installation.
Next week, we'll take a look at all the equipment and how it comes together.