As far as cockpit wiring goes, I have tried to keep it as 'modular' as possible. My job necessitates frequent house changes, and it was an original design criteria to make my pit portable. I have designed and fabricated it so, (that) I can take it apart in a day. Putting it all together again, will take a little longer though.
Each of the sub-panels (Left/Right Lower Console, Left/Right Upper Console have their own micro-controllers/HID controllers and the Main Instrument Panel has two HID controllers (Leo Bodnar BBI-32 and BU083X boards).
All the 'control' wiring for each sub-panel is self-contained. Each panel connects to the main cockpit through three connections, one for power another for USB, and one for all indicator/annunciator lights.
The layout of the wiring for each panel, has gone through a series of iterations. Each time, I had to completely take apart my old wiring, and redo it all over again. But, I think, I have now gotten it right. Just about.
A few pictures of the annunciators cable harnesses are posted below. It was a LOT of work.
The Phidget controller board supports 64 outputs, and I have used each one of those. That is a total of 128 pins to wire up. Of all the wiring tasks for this pit, this one took the cake, by a lot of margin.
I'm glad, it's finally done.
|The harness for 'Caution Panel'|
Will connect all 12 caution indicators on the panel.
The two 12 pin connectors are the interface between Left Upper Console Panel and the main pit
|Harness for the Left Annunciator Panel on the Front Instrument Panel|
|Harness for the Right Annunciator Panel|
|All of them in one picture|
Will start mounting the cable harnesses during the week, and hope to finish it in the next weekend.
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