We’ve been working hard to streamline the power systems on board our Allegro Breeze with the mindset of making the coach as user friendly as possible. We only have 2 types of power on board – 12V and 240V.
The brain of the whole coach is our control panel located in the passenger overhead cabinet. This controls our Inverter system which is also our battery charger, solar regulator and automatic transfer switch.
Here we can see that the ‘AC IN’ light is on meaning there is 240V coming in to the coach. Either through a land power connection (plug in) or from our on-board 5kw Cummins diesel generator – land power in this instance. We can also see that the AC charger is in float mode, the automatic transfer switch (ATS) has activated and is bypassing our inverter system to send 240V out (AC OUT) to all of our power points.
The whole system can be put into a sleep mode when 240V appliances aren’t in use. The solar regulator will still run and draw as much current as required to keep the 4x 6V batteries topped up. They total 430amp hours which is more than sufficient.
The house is wired in the American factory during the build. We ship Australian standard cabling over frequently and the power points and switchboards are fitted off by our electrician here in Australia. We use double pole outlets as required for Australian standards. The whole 240V system is very domestic so any electrician will be able to work on it if you get stuck.
If you’re free camping, all of the 240V appliances will run through the inverter except for the air conditioners and hot water system. A remote start switch on the dash will fire the generator up which can handle everything you can throw at it! The hot water system also runs off gas which is preferred by most when free camping.
The fridge is a 12V compressor unit by Dometic. This is hard wired to the house batteries and is always on.