ZIG wiring diagrams and instructions

Discussion in 'How To' started by Zebedee, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Zebedee
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    Zebedee

    Instructions for use and fitting manual for ZIG CF8 unit.
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    ZIG CF8 unit fitted to my '73 westy:
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  2. Honky
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    Honky Administrator

    Thanks for posting again. Found these really useful last time.
     
  3. Chrisradioman
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    Excellent ;)
     
  4. vanorak
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    vanorak

    Hey Zebedee...take note....the original diagram as supplied by Zig is not ideal for a Bus owner, the fridge relay will be energised when the ignition switch is on...this will pull current during start up! Not ideal...Provide a fused +ve supply to the fridge relay from Alternator D+ terminal, as per my diagram.
    A good hack is to put a 10A bridging fuse between terminals 2 & 4 when you lay up for any length of time....this will charge both batteries, rather than just the leisure, when you switch the charger on. Remember to pull the fuse before you crank the engine over (don't panic...it will simply blow if you forget). Better still, buy a miniature MCB fuse from Vehicle wiring products....works just like a domestic MCB...it will trip and disconnect automatically. Also, original zig diagram doesn't show facility to charge the leisure battery while driving, hence the need for the second relay. Far better set-up than a split charge IMHO. Use the coloured diagram...it works perfectly
     
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  5. MK-Bay
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    MK-Bay

    Hey Vanorak... i'd be interested in seeing your wiring diagram hack, if you can find it again. :)
     
  6. carllewis1980
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    carllewis1980

    Hack sounds very interesting!
     
  7. vanorak
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    vanorak

    it's there...on the diagram....fit one of these [​IMG] in between terminal 2 and 4 (on the CF8/ 9)...it's a miniature 10A MCB....when you lay-up and put the bus on charge it will trickle charge both batteries....when you start the bus the switch will trip...a fuse would be better, but I imagine I'd forget to pull it before starting up. Standard set-up will not charge the starter batt.
    MCBs available from Vehicle Wiring Products
     
  8. Keith.H
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    Keith.H

    I have the same for a CF9 is it different enough to be worth uploading?
     

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