Picture 6 of 10 from Album Tri-Metric 2025-RV installation
STEP 1: AFTER disconnecting the batteries, install the shunt. This should be as close to the batteries as possible. I've seen some install the shunt inside the battery compartment. I opted for this temporary install against the tongue cubby wall, batteries are located directly behind this wall. Next install is my new charger/inverter. To install that I will need to reinforce this wall and hence my "temporary" reference above. I drilled a 1 1/4" hole in the floor, about an inch from the wall. This hole exits into the space directly underneath my diamond plate exterior wall. There is a tear resistant plastic tarp type material that acts as a weather shield between the bottom of the diamond plate and the top of the steel frame. The wires protruding up through the floor are: Two white ground wires that Jayco originally had connected to the negative post of my battery bank for grounding the whole home, a negative 2 AWG wire running from the negative post of the battery bank (not yet connected), a red 16 AWG I ran out to the positive post of the battery bank with in-line 1 amp fuse, another negative 2 AWG wire that runs to my inverter (previously was ground to the battery bank) and the 4-22 AWG, white shielded wires that contain a red, yellow, green & black wire connected to the Tri-Metric meter.
Picture Added 05-29-2014 06:33 AM Added by Big Sky