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Hoppy99 11-11-2017 04:48 PM

Anderson plug
 

Can anyone offer up some tips and photos maybe on installing the wiring for an Anderson plug at the rear to power the caravan whilst travelling. I already have it connected in the caravan so just need a fast easy way to wire the vehicle. I had a new factory towbar and trailer wiring installed by Jeep but forgot to ask for trailer power at the time unfortunately.
There are numerous wiring kits on eBay but Iím hoping it is possible to to connect from the rear without running cables all the way to the battery..

Barboots 11-11-2017 06:03 PM

There's nothing available rearward of the battery with adequate capacity to charge your van. It's not a particularly hard job... check out the DIY Trailer Wiring post I made at the other place:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?p=1072958

I must get around to re-linking all the images Photofukdit made unavailable. Give me a day or two, or PM me.

Cheers,
Steve

Hoppy99 11-11-2017 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barboots (Post 1623360)
There's nothing available rearward of the battery with adequate capacity to charge your van. It's not a particularly hard job... check out the DIY Trailer Wiring post I made at the other place:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/showthread.php?p=1072958

I must get around to re-linking all the images Photofukdit made unavailable. Give me a day or two, or PM me.

Cheers,
Steve

Thanks Steve

Pictures would help immensely but don’t go out of your way...
I’m going away in a couple of weeks and don’t think I will have time to tackle this beforehand so I was hoping there might be a simpler option. I will be staying at caravan parks so will charge up at those each night and just run the fridge off the caravan battery until I can get this sorted..

Appreciate your response.
Oh,,,, all your pictures just popped up! Thanks I will check it out.

Barboots 11-11-2017 06:39 PM

I just updated the thread in the garage. It's a new post at the end of the thread as editing is disabled after a few days there. No fuss... it's a job I needed to get done, so I decided to get on with it and smash it out now.

FWIW, if your fridge is a 3 way it'll pull a lot of amps... about 12 to 15A at 100% duty cycle. It's likely too much for your van batteries. Just run a fused cable from the battery across the floor and through the tailgate to get by. If you have a compressor fridge and decent solar, disregard commentary and go wireless [emoji6]

Cheers, Steve

SnakeDoctor 11-11-2017 08:53 PM

Champion effort Barboots.

want2travel 15-11-2017 07:06 PM

An easy option
 

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want2travel 15-11-2017 07:35 PM

Oops - forgot the text

The series of images show how I installed and Anderson plug on a MY2015 Laredo. I used a full kit from Kick Ass together with a 1 m extension. All the joints and termination (except for the pickup have pre-clamped Anderson plugs.

1. The positive is picked up from the + jump start terminal under the bonnet at the right hand side rear and this feeds to an inline fuse and on the first Anderson plug. All the cabling has been cover with loom tube from JayCar and all cabling has ben secured with cable ties.

2, The negative is picked up from the - jump start terminal, There is just enough space in the opening surrounding the cable bundle to feed the single cable. The negative feeds back into the first Anderson plug, bypassing the fuse.

The cable then passes across to the left of the vehicle behind the bulkhead separating the engine form the wiper mechanism. Cable ties are important to keep the power cable away from the wiper mechanism.

3. On the left hand side in the rear corner behind the bulkhead the VSR was mounted on the bulkhead with two bolts. The cable crossing from the right was then plugged into the VSR input Anderson plug. The supplied long cable to the rear (has Anderson conductors connect to one end but without the plastic Anderson plug fitting while the other end has the full plug) was then fed down through a hole in the large rubber plug in the bottom of the compartment under the VSR (hard to see once installed but not too hard top do). A piece of loom tube was placed above the rubber plug. The long cable was then fed down between the wheel arch and the lining and then a long piece of loom tube place over the entire long cable.

4. The cable was the picked up at the bottom of the wheel arch and fastened with cable ties and fed back in the space under the door sill.

5. A bit hard to see in the photo but the cable goes to the rear in the space and behind the supports so it is held securely.

6. At the rear it is fed up just in front of the rear wheel arch.

7. Then up alongside the fuel tank.

8. The over the top of the fuel tank and over the diff.

9. It the is goes straight back along the underneath of the floor.

10. A bracket was made up from a piece of flat aluminium (Bunnings) and this was fastened to the bumper mount. The conductor ends where then fitted to the shell on the final Anderson plug and the plug attached to the bracket.

11. All done

This approach is fast, fairly neat and does not require removing panels or installing more connectors to the already cramped battery space. Despite the several Anderson plugs there is very little power loss and it runs my caravan fridge (15A) without any problems - I would think it would carry a much greater current if required. All cable terminations have been done for you so no problems with buying/borrowing crimping devices.

Bob

Hoppy99 15-11-2017 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by want2travel (Post 1623647)
Oops - forgot the text

The series of images show how I installed and Anderson plug on a MY2015 Laredo. I used a full kit from Kick Ass together with a 1 m extension. All the joints and termination (except for the pickup have pre-clamped Anderson plugs.

1. The positive is picked up from the + jump start terminal under the bonnet at the right hand side rear and this feeds to an inline fuse and on the first Anderson plug. All the cabling has been cover with loom tube from JayCar and all cabling has ben secured with cable ties.

2, The negative is picked up from the - jump start terminal, There is just enough space in the opening surrounding the cable bundle to feed the single cable. The negative feeds back into the first Anderson plug, bypassing the fuse.

The cable then passes across to the left of the vehicle behind the bulkhead separating the engine form the wiper mechanism. Cable ties are important to keep the power cable away from the wiper mechanism.

3. On the left hand side in the rear corner behind the bulkhead the VSR was mounted on the bulkhead with two bolts. The cable crossing from the right was then plugged into the VSR input Anderson plug. The supplied long cable to the rear (has Anderson conductors connect to one end but without the plastic Anderson plug fitting while the other end has the full plug) was then fed down through a hole in the large rubber plug in the bottom of the compartment under the VSR (hard to see once installed but not too hard top do). A piece of loom tube was placed above the rubber plug. The long cable was then fed down between the wheel arch and the lining and then a long piece of loom tube place over the entire long cable.

4. The cable was the picked up at the bottom of the wheel arch and fastened with cable ties and fed back in the space under the door sill.

5. A bit hard to see in the photo but the cable goes to the rear in the space and behind the supports so it is held securely.

6. At the rear it is fed up just in front of the rear wheel arch.

7. Then up alongside the fuel tank.

8. The over the top of the fuel tank and over the diff.

9. It the is goes straight back along the underneath of the floor.

10. A bracket was made up from a piece of flat aluminium (Bunnings) and this was fastened to the bumper mount. The conductor ends where then fitted to the shell on the final Anderson plug and the plug attached to the bracket.

11. All done

This approach is fast, fairly neat and does not require removing panels or installing more connectors to the already cramped battery space. Despite the several Anderson plugs there is very little power loss and it runs my caravan fridge (15A) without any problems - I would think it would carry a much greater current if required. All cable terminations have been done for you so no problems with buying/borrowing crimping devices.

Bob

Bob

Thanks for that detailed walk through and Iím sure it will benefit many who use this forum, but I have decided to pay Jeep $250 to do it for me when I get the 1000km service in a couple of weeks. The day before I leave for an 3000km round trip to QLD. In this case time is money and I just donít have the time to get this done myself. As Barboots said the three way fridge will struggle on the caravan battery so I need this done ASAP.
Much appreciated though.

Hoppy


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