The original equipment in my Airstream is a Parallax Power Center which has a 120 volt AC breaker/distribution panel, a 12 volt
DC automotive type fuse/distribution panel, and a 55amp single stage converter/charger.
I plan to replace the Parallax charger/converter with a Progressive Dynamics PD 9260C 60 amp RV converter/charger from Bestconverter.com. At the same time I will retain the Parallax breaker/fuse/distribution panels since they are up to date.
My first question is about wiring. The PD 9260 comes with a 120 VAC 3' cord with 3-prong plug while the original Parallax converter/charger appears to be hard-wired to the 120 VAC Parallax distribution panel. How should I wired the 120 VAC to the converter--install a wall outlet or cut the plug off the cord and hard wire it to distribution panel?
I have spent days researching the Forums to find a similar installation as mine without luck. Most examples are 1970s-vintage Airstreams. I am also installing a Trimetric 2025RV Battery monitor and two new group 24 batteries. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also, I will eventually install portable solar panels at a later date (when I recover financially from the converter installation.)