Truck Update 9/2/18

  • Ordered MC4 solar panel cable extensions
  • Machined copper bus bar
  • Purchased electrical boxes for solar wiring
  • Fit checked cable junction box on habitat roof
  • Milled back of electrical junction box flat
  • Received MC4 solar panel wires
  • Ordered MC4 15 amp solar panel fuses
  • Ordered gland nuts, ring terminals, and other electrical hardware
  • Started laying out large electrical junction box
  • Cut aluminum for roof wire hold down plates
  • Continued laying out large electrical junction box
  • Received gland nuts and ring terminals
  • Crimped and shrink wrapped 4 gauge ring terminal
  • Made gland nut template for junction box
  • Bored gland nut holes in junction box
  • Received MC4 15 amp inline fuses
  • Completed fabrication of junction box
  • Milled slots in aluminum roof wire hold down plates
  • Bonded junction box to roof
  • Deburred and applied VHB to roof wire hold down plates
  • Installed fuses and routed solar wires on roof
  • Fabricated junction box lid hold down plate
  • Final wired junction box
  • Closed out junction box
  • Final routed 4 gauge habitat power wires
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