Montag, 5. Juni 2017

More power!

I'm was not publishing that much over the last few month. That doesn't mean that I'm not doing anything though.

This is a project which I wanted to finish in March - that means before we started our camping trip to Corsica. I didn't because I was a bit spooked by the amperage a 800W inverter can draw and wanted to do it right. But now it's done.

You are looking at the plug and operating panel of the 220V inverter I put into our car. I used a AEG ST 800 inverter with has this handy remote control panel. It's placed under the driver seat of our Mercedes Viano (2006). The inverter has a fan which nicely matches up with cooling vents under the seat, and its right beside the car battery so it's in the perfect place.

The electrics are as follows:
- 10mm2 wire from the battery to a 50A fuse
- from there over 6mm2 to a relay connected to the switch
- the relay switches the inverter and the usb charger, which lights up when switched on (power light)

The cooling vents in the seat were handy, but they were only present in the metal box below the plastic covers... so I lasercut some vents in them (to the right). The plastics material was PP.