Folks, I have a brand new, 2020 Hawk Shell (yay) with furnace and a single battery.
We got the shell because we wanted to have the furniture and galley just they way we like it, even though FWC does a great job.
However, the Shell doesn't come with a shore power option, so I've got a new DLS30 from Iota (same as FWC uses) and I'd be really interested in advice about how to mount it (where, and electrically).
Options: in the battery box. I think I can fit it on the ceiling of the battery box. It won't leave more than an inch above the batteries, but it'll fit. Is this a bad idea?
In the electrical cabinet. There's a four inch wide box running along the side of the shell (where most folks have their cabinets) where shell people have the relay, fuses, and terminals. It'll barely fit in there; i'd have to move some terminals, but I hope that's minor (I can post a picture.)
I'm attaching a standard 110 AC sealed plug into the battery box and I'll be able to plug the converter into that. The dongle I bought has two AC connectors, one for the converter and one, I think I can just route to an outlet: voila: AC power when connected.
Question: is this a terrible idea? I don't think I need the 30amps for anything. Am I wrong about this?
The converter as a 110 male plug so that's that end.
I could just connect the converter to the battery (batteries, later) and be done, but I think that's not right.
Am I supposed to connect it to terminals in that electronics area? Which ones? Do I need circuit breakers on this setup somewhere?
I'll post pictures if that'll help. Thanks for any advice this great group has to share.