Adding a power switch for on-board air compressor
Quadvan installed my compressor when they did the 4WD conversion. It is wired to an ignition-on power source and keeps a tank pressurized to 150 psi. If the van sits for a few days, as soon as I turn on the ignition, the compressor turns on, pressurizes the tank then shuts off.
So far this hasn't been a problem, but should I develop a leak or break a line on a trip, I can see it being inconvenient to have to pull the power off the compressor in the field to keep it from running constantly. Am I right in thinking that installing a power switch for the compressor would be a good idea? Any suggestions on where in a 2010 Ford the switch should go? I am already using all four upfitter switches. The compressor is mounted to a shelf that hangs below the barndoors.
I believe the reason for not installing a switch from the beginning had to do with the original plan to install Ride-Rite air bags. I decided at the last minute not to have the air bags installed.
Steve in L.A.
2010 Red EB50 V10, Quadvan 4WD (El Guapo Rojo)
1978 VW Westfalia Champagne Edition (Pepe - gone, but not forgotten)