Originally Posted by mrblah
Also, wiring you bus with the local standard will allow for easier fixes on the road by any electrician.
If you use a mix of UK and US standards, you might get some weird looks if you need electrical help on the road...
I'm used to weird looks. I won a raffle on Saturday at work. It was an insulated lunch bag that says "girls rule". I went and collected it in front of the whole company. It doesn't matter to me what it says. What matters is whether it keeps my sandwiches cool! My gf is constantly shocked that I go to Lowe's in my work on the bus clothes because I apparently look like a hobo. Lol.
Having thought about it, I'll plug on (pun intended). Looks like I'll be fitting 4 breakers in my 6 breaker box, each rated at 15A. I'll feed two 30A cables from the box to a small breaker box that holds two breakers and that will be located in the house battery compartment along with the 12v fuse box.
I'll put a pair of 15A breakers, one for each wire. The cables on the shore side of that box go to my 50A socket. I then build a couple of adaptors - one to interface with a 15A house cable and one to interface with a 30A cable - if there's a difference. I've seen 30A cables in Lowe's but not looked at the ends.
Having checked conduit prices, I'll go with steel tube conduit under the bus. I'm not sure I really need conduit inside but I'll probably put it as far as the breaker box.
I've a mind to put 4 sockets directly on the breaker box then just plug cables into the breaker box. It's more work but gives me a cleaner installation
My first task though is to rebuild the house battery compartment. The cretins that built it, built a leaky door, built the compartment out of plywood and balanced one end on the edge of the running battery compartment and secured one of the other corners to the skirt. The 4th corner is just flapping loose. Needless to say, the wood is rotted!