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Old 01-02-2016, 09:10 AM   #11
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Do you have a source for the switch? I'm going to order one also.

I have a small mod that I have used for years that indicates when my water heater is actually heating water. Small green LED indicator. If I can find the circuit and components I will post it.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:20 AM   #13
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Just for information purposes:
This meter has a reported accuracy of within 1%. Meters typically are within about 1/2 % for digital DC measurements.
For what it is worth, without going deeper.
Made in China, about $12 lowest price I saw.
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Do you have a source for the switch? I'm going to order one also.

I have a small mod that I have used for years that indicates when my water heater is actually heating water. Small green LED indicator. If I can find the circuit and components I will post it.
It doesn't matter about the voltage or amps, as this circuit is only mA. Just make sure that it is not a momentary DPDT (it will specify if it is in the description). You can get a good looking DPDT rocker switch at Radio Shack (if their is still one around you), automotive parts stores have them, usually in the electrical section or stereo section.

I usually use Jameco, Digi-Key or Amazon electronic parts.

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Old 01-09-2016, 06:30 PM   #15
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Follow up question?

Where are you going to mount it? Do you have a source for a small surface box? That's what I am thinking, right near the monitor panel.
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Follow up question?

Where are you going to mount it? Do you have a source for a small surface box? That's what I am thinking, right near the monitor panel.
Funny you should ask. DW was going to throw out a decorative piece of wood that she received some dried fruit on. So, I decided to keep it and think about what I could use it for. Well here it is. The hard part is done, now I just need to get the wires to it.... PHASE 2. DW approved (the main interior decorator) so I guess it is OK... Still thinking of painting the bottom display trim a different color..

Now where to hang it?

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I order mine from Amazon

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Mine showed up yesterday. Smaller than I expected.

Was kind of surprised that the wiring connects at the end of the unit, especially when it snaps into a box or opening. Not much room for the wire. I'm thinking that I should use furnace wire, that way I can put 90 degree bends in the write it to keep things tight to the box/opening.

Is there any reason, outside of not cutting a big hole in the (interior) wall, to cut a hole in an interior wall and snap it in?

Keep in mind I don't have my trailer yet, so it's all planning at this point.
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Mine showed up yesterday. Smaller than I expected.

Was kind of surprised that the wiring connects at the end of the unit, especially when it snaps into a box or opening. Not much room for the wire. I'm thinking that I should use furnace wire, that way I can put 90 degree bends in the write it to keep things tight to the box/opening.

Is there any reason, outside of not cutting a big hole in the (interior) wall, to cut a hole in an interior wall and snap it in?

Keep in mind I don't have my trailer yet, so it's all planning at this point.
I used cat5 wire as I had a spool of it (need to order more), the old 4 conductor gray telephone wire will work fine as it is only carrying mV. Furnace wire will also work fine. I am not a fan of putting holes on the interior of the TT (DW would not be a happy camper) so I used a decorative board we received at Christmas with cheese on it for a mounting (picture in earlier post). I will hang it with a couple of those tape strip picture hangers by the thermostat and run it down the inside of that wall.

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I used cat5 wire as I had a spool of it (need to order more), the old 4 conductor gray telephone wire will work fine as it is only carrying mV. Furnace wire will also work fine. I am not a fan of putting holes on the interior of the TT (DW would not be a happy camper) so I used a decorative board we received at Christmas with cheese on it for a mounting (picture in earlier post). I will hang it with a couple of those tape strip picture hangers by the thermostat and run it down the inside of that wall.

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We used those tape strips in the old camper. When we went to remove one, took part of the wall with it. Just a warning.
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I am going to use a small box for electronic equipment.

Problem is, since Radio Shack closed I can't find one to look at and have found some online but am still looking for one in person to get it right the first time.
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