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Old 11-08-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Volt Meter/Quick Disconnect

I wanted a quick way to see the actual voltage of the batteries on my trailer and I wanted a way to easily connect my Viair Compressor to the trailer batteries. Here's a couple of pics of my idea. It works well for me.



To the left of the bracket, you see the quick disconnect/ protective cover sticking out from under the bracket. This simply unplugs so that I can plug the compressor in. In the middle is the momentary switch and then the volt meter.



Parts List:


Piece of scrap aluminum for the bracket



3 feet of both black and red #10 wire (for the compressor)



3 feet of both black and red #14 wire (for the volt meter)



Digital Volt Meter:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Momentary Push Button Switch:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


2 Each Heavy Duty Battery Quick Disconnects:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


Viair Portable Air Compressor:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


NOTE: I ordered 2 of the battery quick disconnects. This allowed me to put a quick disconnect in the storage box, on the end of the compressor cable and another on the "battery clamps". This way, I can use the compressor connected to my trailer or I can connect the clamps to it and connect it to any 12 V battery.




The wiring is simple and straight forward.



NOTE: I have the 2 X 6 Volt Batteries so it is wiring is appropriate for these being wired in series to make 1 each 12 Volt Battery.


The the quick disconnect for the compressor is wired straight to the battery Positive and Negative terminals. The compressor has a fuse wired in line so I didn't need to fuse it.



The Volt Meter is wired directly to the batteries with the momentary switch wired into the positive wire.



All 3 pieces are mounted to the aluminum bracket which is then bolted to the aluminum cross member of the storage box.
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