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This diagram shows a port for a NOCO G7200 charger hardwired in; this is presumably an owner modification.
The diagram shows most of the colours clearly (thanks again Steve), and illustrates another colour-change
situation: the battery is wired to the red=positive / black=negative convention commonly used at 12-volt batteries, but the connection to the tug is black=positive / white=negative as per the normal practice for RVs. That leads to the red-to-black connection and black-to-white connections in the electrical box. There are other ways to handle this, but I've seen people complain in forums about every possible solution.
In this diagram, the Main Shutoff
switch only disconnects the converter and distribution panel (fusebox) from the other wiring shown. This means that the breakaway switch
for the brakes will continue to be connected to the battery, and thus continue to work, regardless of the position of the Main Shutoff
switch. This design makes sense to me, but discussion in this forum has indicated that this is not the case for other Escapes (that is, they need the Main Shutoff
switch to be on for the breakaway to work).
Steve, is the "electrical box
" one of the common trailer cable termination boxes, like this: Trailer Wiring Junction Box
? I added one to my existing trailer - it's definitely nice to have access to all of the incoming connections, and to be able to replace the cable to the tug cleanly.