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    Here is what I installed. It's a small breakaway battery and case, with press-to-test feature. @smoothJoey convinced me a separate battery for the breakaway system was worth while and at $13 (as of 10/06/20210) this one is pretty much a no brainer! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B011A0ZC7O...
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    Wow, Amazon had a break-away kit with case, battery and wiring for under $15! I'll need to reuse my existing switch and dig up some self-tapping mounting screws.
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    Though I am still curious about the validity/practicality of the idea @12VoltInstalls raised of using a diode to prevent backflow (for lack of a better term) from the house battery to the tow vehicle. @shadowsteve was also commenting/asking about the use of a diode. I'm not sure his...
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    OK, I'm 100% sold on a separate breakaway setup! 😄 Now it seems like very inexpensive insurance. Thanks for all of your knowledge and help!
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    :) Yes, now that I look at it again I can see it does! Having the house battery feed current to the brake controller's output. OK, now I'm 95% sold on a separate breakaway setup.
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    Sorry. The reply was to 12VoltInstalls. Forgot to hit the reply button. I have edited that post for clarity.
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    Your notation is very cool! It took looking at your notation for a few minutes until the light went on - then it was "way cool"! Here is my attempt at an update: dc_domain { pos { |<-disconnect<-house_batttery.pos |->mini_breaker->load_center.pos |->breakaway_switch->|->brakes.pos...
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    OK @12VoltInstalls , I understand what you propose and it seems like clean, safe and very low maintenance solution! Though I am curious why you "really don't like" having your brakes powered by the house battery (as that is what my current plan is)? @shadowsteve asks some great questions as...
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    Yes, sorry the lines are so light. No problem though. Hopefully a larger drawing and a better description will help. C/S = Curb Side and R/S = Road Side. I just recently figured it out as RV lingo (instead of the driver's side & passenger side we use in car lingo). Yes, the brakes are...
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    Thanks for the feedback! And thanks for the tow safety concern. It's one we share. The trailer has always been front heavy - I think because it has a rear "garage" storage area for bikes, etc. We will verify proper tongue weight (with a tongue weight scale) and payloads (at a Cat Scale)...
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    Anyone else have thoughts or see problems with my design? All feedback is appreciated! -Eric
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    The solar panel and SCC are already owned - purchased well before I found this site and started getting educated. :( You are likely right! I can see myself updating the system this winter with 1 or 2 of those 460W panels you recommend - and maybe another battery or two. Actually, late this...
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    Hi McCarthy, The distance from both the AC1260 charger and the SCC to the +/- blocks will be 6-10 inches at the most. Is this OK without adding the fusing you mention? Does the other fusing and wire sizing seem reasonable as well?
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    LIABILITY RELEASE: I hereby release anyone and everyone from any and all liability related to advice given in response to this request for help. Including all replies, replies to replies, replies to my follow-up replies, etc. Hello, Sorry this is a cross-post. This was posted in the Safety...
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    Please Check: Upgrading Trailer to LFP and Moving Batteries to Rear

    Updated (including liability release) and moved to: https://diysolarforum.com/threads/please-check-ready-to-start-building-this-design.28587/ Please help me if you can!!! Thanks!, -Eric
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