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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-21-2016, 06:24 AM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
so many colors! OK, so just four.

All of the 12V is blue 12# stranded, insulated for and capable of carrying up to 600V.

All of the 120V uses white, black, and green 12# stranded, also insulated for and capable of carrying up to...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-18-2016, 04:22 PM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Electrical code says it's OK...

The quote below is from ~2007 NEC - even though it's "out of date" this isn't the kind of thing that changes drastically, one edition to another, so I'll take it that safety is not the issue with...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-16-2016, 12:17 PM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Oh, for *@%! I recall hearing/reading that...

Oh, for *@%!

I recall hearing/reading that 12V and 120V should only cross at right angles, but somehow missed the "don't run them next to each other" part. Guess I get to rip out everything I...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 07-16-2016, 08:53 AM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
12V separation from combustibles

It's been a while since I last posted here, and I am thrilled to say that Velda is now registered as a Motor Home, with license plates and everything! She's legal! (Driving her is SO MUCH FUN!!!)
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Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-28-2016, 09:33 AM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Oh, another site I found helpful in making sure I...

Oh, another site I found helpful in making sure I had the right lights in the right places: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/title49/section/393.11

This shows the requirements for color of...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-28-2016, 09:24 AM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Update! I'm going to keep this going in the DC...

Update! I'm going to keep this going in the DC wiring thread since it is related to DC, just the intricacies of a particular part of the DC system.

I finally found a site with some information...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-10-2016, 08:58 AM
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Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Yeah, and that's AFTER I removed all of the...

Yeah, and that's AFTER I removed all of the circuits described above. I had to put six new wires in to hook up the replacement lights, and I still have a couple of fans to re-connect, but it's still...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-09-2016, 12:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
@family wagon, I'm not exactly sure how they had...

@family wagon, I'm not exactly sure how they had the three-light array wired, and yes, I've gone to a two-light array as described above. The red lights are indeed multi-function, with three...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-08-2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
This just in (diesel mechanic friend called me...

This just in (diesel mechanic friend called me back right after I posted the last), for future reference of anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation:

Apparently, there is a device called...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-08-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
The brake lights worked, but that was four months...

The brake lights worked, but that was four months and a complete gutting. The old wires were a combined mess of frayed, burned out, and cross-connected to all sorts of alarms and safety stuff we...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-08-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
I'm at a standstill on figuring out how to...

I'm at a standstill on figuring out how to connect my new multi-function stop/turn/driving lights in the rear. Their turn and running light functions work just fine, but I can't figure out how to...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-01-2016, 10:57 PM
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Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Rad. Thanks!

Rad. Thanks!
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-01-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Ohhhhhh...so...since the bus body is essentially...

Ohhhhhh...so...since the bus body is essentially a giant wire, there isn't any impedance between the fixture (where's it's grounded to the body) and the neutral/ground return to the battery. Which...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 02-01-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
Thanks, @roach711. Unfortunately, the...

Thanks, @roach711.

Unfortunately, the instructions on all of the 12V amp/gauge charts I've seen state to use the entire distance of the circuit, including the return via the chassis. To quote...
Forum: Conversion Tutorials and How-to's 01-31-2016, 10:52 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 35,525
Posted By VeldatheWonderbus
I'm ready to run wires to connect the rear lights...

I'm ready to run wires to connect the rear lights and running lights, with conduit in place and lights installed...but I'm having a hard time figuring out what gauge wire to use.

I've replaced...
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