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Old 06-03-2016, 10:22 AM   #29
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Unless your rig has a plethora of led lights and you want to let the pretties on all night (or even several hours) be prepared for the house batteries to be dead in the morning. There is a lot of load on the batteries with all the incandescent lights flying. Been there done that.
If you are plugged into shore power you'll be running off the AC/DC charger and your batteries won't drain. Not sure what the extra load does to the multistep/multivoltage chargers, but like you said it shouldn't matter so much if your using LED's.
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:26 PM   #30
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Sure does sound easy. Uhm, I have a friend who could probably benefit from pictures or diagrams. If you have any, I'd sure appreciate it - on behalf of my friend who'd need them - I don't, of course...
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Old 06-03-2016, 02:44 PM   #32
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The only time I have heard my PD converter fan run was while plugged into AC and the exterior lights on for about three hours. Suggest to me that the exterior lights (collision marker lights are all non LED) must draw a large amount of amps.
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Old 06-03-2016, 05:03 PM   #33
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Mine run on a ten amp fuse no problem.

My GUESS is that the circuit draws about 7 amps.


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Old 06-03-2016, 07:00 PM   #34
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These are usually homebuilt. Get a receptacle end from your local hardware store, add a jumper from the 12V pin to the running lights pin. Put a fuse on the jumper. Wire in a flasher if you want to get fancy. Plug your trailer end into the receptacle and it should work. The lights will be powered by the battery in your trailer.
I'm thinking that it should run off the battery with the house power connected, thus saving the battery. True?
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Old 06-03-2016, 07:03 PM   #35
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Mine run on a ten amp fuse no problem.

My GUESS is that the circuit draws about 7 amps.


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You can also run a jumper at the fuse box from the hot input wire to the running light circuit. Add a switch and you don't have to go outside.
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I actually went full-on crazy with mine, and added a keychain remote gizzy. Now if I'm being chased through the dark woods by an enraged grizzly, I can turn on the trailer lights before I get there.

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Remote switch: http://www.ebay.com/itm/MSD-INC-12V-...iqlpE1tp-UvJ8g

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Take a Costco clear plastic nut jar, paint it silver from the inside (so it's coooool ), cut a hole in the screw-on top to accept the connector, and connect a grand total of four wires.

See? Now you have a remote switch for your trailer lights, and you just saved like $10!
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