What do you do when you want to plug your coach into shore power--but, say, you've landed your American-made coach in the UK? How does this 50cycle and 230VAC pan out on North American-style 220VAC 60cycle? The coach in question has this symptom: When plugged into shore power, the the transfer switch won't "pull in" (latch) and the error "Bad Frequency" is displayed on the Total Coach panel. I've emailed this question out specifically to folks who have indicated they're in the UK. Yes--All Six Of Them! ;-) You folks and anyone else with specific knowledge are welcome to join us to reveal your clever solutions. And, if things were sometimes by trial and, er...retrial--share those too! cheers Art //
Vehicle Monitoring system for OEM and aftermarket
I recently installed a VMS 350 in my motorhome (basically a VMS 333 with more input and video options). Unbelievably, there was nowhere at all on the dashboard to mount the keypad that had free access behind. The solution was to buy a black plastic "potting box" with mounting tabs, mount the keypad in that, and then I could mount the box anywhere in the cockpit area. In case anyone else is faced with the same problem, here is a good option for doing that. The box I used has almost the same footprint as the keypad itself. I ordered a 3x3x1.5 black plastic box from Digi-Key. Part# BUD3893555-ND. Cost only $2.86 --follow this link. Since the box is almost the same size as the keypad, there was no room for washers and nuts. Went to Ace Hardware and bought threaded spacers instead to secure keypad mounting screws. The third picture shows the keypad and box mounted on the left side of the cockpit at easy arm's reach from the driver's seat. The VMS data is displayed on the camera input screen of the entertainment head unit on the right.