Originally Posted by MS19087
Please check with Vertical Power - but I thought that this unit was intended to be mounted on the engine side of the firewall . . .
You are correct. VP says:
"Two big reasons we do not recommend mounting the PPS inside the cabin…one, your pass through would be huge with starter cable, battery cable, and alternator cables all coming inside the cabin, and that leads to reason number two…the amperage on these is unsafe to have running in the cabin. The starter has the potential to pull 1200-1400 amps of inrush, then 200-300 for the crank. The battery and alternator cables have the ability to run 80 amps continuously."
And, my concern about heat and electronics was unfounded:
"It is designed to operate in that environment for temps and substances. The board is conformal coated (encapsulated) to protect from any intrusion of water, oil, etc."
So, I now have more room behind the panel. Thanks for catching that. Fixing it now is a no brainer. Later, would have been a pita.
However, now a gotta figure out where folks put that thing on the firewall. There's not a lot of real estate on there, especially with that big 390ci beast hanging out there.
My new panel layout: