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Old 02-09-2022, 08:18 AM
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Default Show me your Wiring Diagrams

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Complements of SteinAir. Guys did a bang up job and you get a diagram for future troubleshooting!


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Old 02-09-2022, 08:25 AM
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Wow I would love to have received that with my RV. Does anyone know if any company will create wiring diagrams based on an equipment list without the company doing any other work beyond that?

I'l love to get into my panel and clean things up and verify everything is done properly, this would help a LOT!
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Old 02-09-2022, 08:40 AM
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My panel from SteinAir shipped yesterday - will post pictures when it arrives. The final invoice listed a few hundred bucks for custom wiring instructions and schematics. If I were you, I would reach out to them and ask. If they are creating these based on an hourly rate, and your panel has off the shelf equipment, they can probably generate one for you at some reasonable fee.
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Old 02-09-2022, 08:49 AM
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Wow I would love to have received that with my RV. Does anyone know if any company will create wiring diagrams based on an equipment list without the company doing any other work beyond that?

I'l love to get into my panel and clean things up and verify everything is done properly, this would help a LOT!
Midwest Avionics in Lee's Summit Mo did mine- Full disclosure, I had him build the wire bundles as well, but originally we had discussed him just doing the schematics based on which making boxes I wanted and he was cool with that.

Levi Self is the owner. He's a former Garmin guy.
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Old 02-09-2022, 08:58 AM
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I'll reach out to both companies and see what they can do. Might even have harnesses built and just gut the existing bundle. Ultimately I'd like to get the panel wired clean enough that it would allow me to remove it for service instead of getting under it or trying to access from the top.

Toying with a couple upgrades (430W to 650Xi and possibly swapping the G5s for a portrait G3x) - Once I make my mind up it'll be time to pull the trigger.
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Old 02-09-2022, 09:15 AM
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... Ultimately I'd like to get the panel wired clean enough that it would allow me to remove it for service instead of getting under it or trying to access from the top. ...
Strongly recommended. My panel is much smaller (RV-8) but it comes out easily and I can access everything while the panel is sitting in my lap. I still have to plan what I'll do so I have tools and stuff within reach, but much better than pulling the seat and laying on my back.
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Old 02-09-2022, 07:42 PM
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No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want. They're too detailed.

What you almost always want is a tabulation of what port on what device goes to what port on another device; and what settings go on each port. If you have a wiring diagram, you end up tracing wires on a big drawing to figure out the connections rather than just looking up the connections.

Other details can be in the tabulation, also.

KISS (you know what that stands for)

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Old 02-09-2022, 07:45 PM
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No, guys, wiring diagrams are not what you want. They're too detailed.

What you almost always want is a tabulation of what port on what device goes to what port on another device; and what settings go on each port. If you have a wiring diagram, you end up tracing wires on a big drawing to figure out the connections rather than just looking up the connections.

Other details can be in the tabulation, also.

KISS (you know what that stands for)

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Old 02-09-2022, 09:00 PM
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Wow I would love to have received that with my RV. Does anyone know if any company will create wiring diagrams based on an equipment list without the company doing any other work beyond that?

I'l love to get into my panel and clean things up and verify everything is done properly, this would help a LOT!
Yes Steinair will do just the diagram for you if you wish, that is what I went for and did all the rest myself.
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Old 02-10-2022, 05:48 AM
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Ed W,

Do you have a "list of pinouts" document you would share?

I'm building my own harnesses and in the middle of creating two documents, a wiring diagram and list of pinouts spreadsheet. The pinout spreadsheet is essential. But I'm also finding the diagram useful for visualizing the overall system, getting a sense of which bundles go to which units, and documenting where shield grounds terminate.

I'd love to do it all with a spreadsheet and you've got me wondering if:
a. you have a format that does all of this or
b. the spreadsheet is sufficient for someone that's done this before but a diagram, at least on paper, is going to be useful while learning. I am only an egg.

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