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Old 05-29-2009, 07:30 AM   #15
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Thanks so much for all of the help. I am going to start to gather up all of the necessary equipment and start to plan a proper layout for all of my needs. I do have a center ceiling light with two switches. How would I go about converting one of them to 12v? Maybe it is already ready for 12v......
One side is already wired for 12vdc. You will have to find where the 12vdc lines come in the trailer. Probably by the battery box. The easiest why to figure out what side is what is to plug in the Pacer and try a 120vac bulb in both sides. The side that lights up is the 120vac side. If you have a meter that will work great too. Don't forget to mark the sides so you don't have to do this again. Keep the questions coming.
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Old 05-29-2009, 07:51 AM   #16
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My recent find a 63 GT,had been gutted,I was able to find on Craigs list someone parting out a fairly new trailer,I was able to buy the Magnatech Powerplus for $40.00.It consisted of 30amp cord,converter,12v panel & 120 volt panel.Keep an eye on Craigs list and you may be able to find anything. DAve
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I know its been a long time since my last post but I ended up getting deployed before I could tackle my 12V system. Anyways, while I was deployed I purchased a Progressive Dynamics 9245: 45 Amp Converter from Vintage Trailer Supply. I had someone that works at an Airstream dealership stop by and he told me that I could not use the converter if I wanted to use the existing 20 amp cord that supplies my trailer when in a park. Is this true? Or can I use the converter I purchased with the power supply already in place that powers all of my lights? I only have three lights and two outlets. Any suggestions?
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I know its been a long time since my last post but I ended up getting deployed before I could tackle my 12V system. Anyways, while I was deployed I purchased a Progressive Dynamics 9245: 45 Amp Converter from Vintage Trailer Supply. I had someone that works at an Airstream dealership stop by and he told me that I could not use the converter if I wanted to use the existing 20 amp cord that supplies my trailer when in a park. Is this true? Or can I use the converter I purchased with the power supply already in place that powers all of my lights? I only have three lights and two outlets. Any suggestions?
Yes, You will need to upgrade to a 30 amp cord. Can you post a pic of where your 20 cord attaches to the Pacer (If your back on safe soil). I put this on my Caravel 30 Amp 125 Volt Power Inlet Stainless Steel | Marinco. I think it looks great and well worth the price. Prices on this vary so do some shopping around.
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I don't see why you can not power the trailer with a 20 amp circuit after you install the 9245. I upgraded my converter with the same unit a couple of years ago and I have been very pleased with it's operation.

When boon docking I will charge my battery via the converter with my Honda EU1000i generator. The generator will produce around 8 amps of power and has no problem running the generator. When the converter is in boost mode (14.4 volt output) the 1000 watt generator is running a little bit above idle, but will return to idle when it drops out of boost mode. The input rating of the 9245 is listed as 725 watts (6 amps) which is well below the 20 amps that you are using to feed the trailer.

If you are going to use the Air Conditioner or a Microwave oven, the new converter will most likely put you over the top and that would require you to go with a 30 amp circuit.
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Silverleeper, I will try to get pics as soon as possible but am pretty sure that I only have a 20 amp cord supplying the trailer when hooked up. I would love to use the converter if possible, azflycaster, I think that I will try to use the 9245 and hopefully it will work out for me.... Ill let you know what I find out.
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