Originally Posted by Jim Bennett
Why not replace the MC4 connectors on the end of the cable with something like the Zamp port? More water tight and easier to connect.
I plan you use some kind of hatch similar to this one which will have all my ports in it, including any antennas I may use, portable solar, coax for TV, etc. It will be on the back of the trailer and enter into the rear bench where most of the electrical/electronic stuff will be.
I am working on the build for my Escape 19 and thinking ahead for possible portable solar.
These are the ETI options for the connections and I think the first, the solar port, makes the most sense as the connection is less of a hassle.
*Portable solar power - There are two options available for you, both cost $100.00. ***
*********a. *****Solar port (customer provided) installed wired to the solar controller
*********b. *****Pre-wire for portable solar - wire from solar controller to electrical hatch. *The wire is fed through the hatch and then pigtailed to your portable power. *Location of electrical hatch to be determined by customer
As long as there is a port being installed, I think it would be a good idea to be able to accommodate a future antenna or two such as wifi or Sirius (no TV in my Escape).
The port or hatch in your photo looks like it could accommodate a few things. I believe it is from Nuovo Rade but I am unable to find it listed anywhere or how it can accommodate various ports. Can you help me?
I would have the port installed close to the solar controller although I have no idea where that is.
Any other suggestions?