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Steve Melton 10-01-2012 06:15 PM

wire panel to a single connector
 
AMP 37 pin connector is full. now I need another one.




vlittle 10-01-2012 07:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve Melton (Post 704100)
AMP 37 pin connector is full. now I need another one.




I used a 63 pin Amp CPC connector, plus two 12-pin Universal Mate-N-Lok connectors for power and ground connectioins to the panel.

I don't switch any power on the panel, all that is done with a relay tray in mid-fuselage. This allows me to route 22 AWG control wires rather than larger power wires.

The UML connectors carry redundant grounds and power for the avionics.

Steve Melton 10-02-2012 06:30 AM

that is a neat idea
 
Quote:

I don't switch any power on the panel, all that is done with a relay tray in mid-fuselage.
that is a neat idea.

Mark C. 10-02-2012 12:19 PM

wiring single source
 
Vern, do you have any pictures or diagrams how that lays out. That sure would cut down on connectors if you want disconnectabilty with the systems.. Thanks.

Steve Melton 10-02-2012 10:44 PM

panel power wires are 16 gauge
 
all of my power wires on the panel and from the panel are 16 gauge. that makes getting all the wires in a squeeze.

vlittle 10-03-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark C. (Post 704288)
Vern, do you have any pictures or diagrams how that lays out. That sure would cut down on connectors if you want disconnectabilty with the systems.. Thanks.

Here's a link to my Rocket schematic. You will need to download the Express PCB application from here.

Note: I don't have the time to answer any questions about this schematic ... you're on your own.

Steve Melton 11-26-2012 04:06 PM

now two connectors for panel
 
wiring complete. two bundles each side by side allowed enough room for cover to clear. that's a lot of wire! now to insulate the firewall. I have the heavy ceramic insulation recommended by Dan H and I thinking of how best to attach it to the firewall.....




Mark C. 11-26-2012 07:36 PM

CPC Connectors
 
Steve, beautiful work.. Using the same connectors on my 9A, fortunatly I work for the company that manufactures them.. I do have a question, do you have any pictures of the back of your panel? I would like to see how you connected off of your switches, instruments and indicator lights to the CPC connectors.. Thanks,
Mark C. RV9A

rockwoodrv9 11-26-2012 08:32 PM

Steve, I am just getting to this part of the build. What I need is about 50 pictures of every wire you have done! Isn't there some sort of rule that if you know what you are doing you are required to post pictures so those of us who don't can copy? That was my understanding!!

And Mark, if you make those connectors, you should be able to slip a handful or two into your lunch bag, right?

I may get my plane wired after all!!

Steve Melton 11-26-2012 08:50 PM

wiring is patience times five
 
for me the wiring was patience times five because that is how many times I did it over.

backside of instrument panel
http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...ide+instrument


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