fitting power supply meter

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  1. jgee

    jgee Read Only Funster

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    the owl power supply meter where does it need to be fitted there is two in argos one at thirty and one forty pounds is it easy to fit
     
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    Look INSIDE your van where the hook up lead comes in. Where the main power lead goes into the distribution unit or charging unit, the 3 seperate power , neutral and earth wires will come out of the end of the cable and connect to thier respective points.
    At this point, clip the sendor unit around either the power (live) or neutral wire. You might have to remove a bit more of the outer sheath of the main cable to give you some play on the 3 wires. (I did). Do NOT remove the insulation from any of the 3 core wires, just make sure that you only clip around ONE of the core wires, either live or neutral.

    Job done.:thumb:
     
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    The transmitter has a small clamp that is clipped around either the Live or Neutral of the incoming supply inside the consumer unit ... the tail is then routed to the transmitter which you can mount close by..

    check yours to see if it's easily accessible and there is space for the clamp .. it's cube shaped about 20mm

    The meter can be mounted anywhere within the van
    If unsure about any of this I would ask a qualified electrician to do it.. only takes about 10mins to do.

    t's easier in a domestic situation as the tails of the supply go between the consumer unit and the meter so no need to open the consumer unit.
     
  4. MikeandCarolyn

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    Could the 'distribution' or 'consumer' unit be the box, by the batteries ,which looks a bit like the 'box in the house by the meter '? It seems to have trip switches on it.:BigGrin:

    Mike. ( I don't 'do' electrics ):Rofl1:
     
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    yep...thats the consumer unit/distribution panel/ fusebox.....pick a name, its the same thing.

    three wires (usually brown, blue and green/yellow....larger than all the others) come from the h/u socket TO the main switch and earth connection in the box and the others are feed wires FROM the breakers to the various appliances.
     
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