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Old 08-04-2016, 09:55 AM   #1
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Hey Everyone!

My 76 Airstream had a working 30 amp circuit breaker box that when plugged into shorepower worked before I started working on it. However, there was NO battery, or Univolt system. There was one fuse that was near the old battery case. That was it. All the outlets worked and the AC worked. I have since disconnected the Circuit Breaker Box.

Of course now, I have purchased solar panels and two 6 volt batteries. Also a 2500 watt inverter. Since I am a newbie to electrical wiring, my question is this:

Specifically, what the blank do I need to complete my wiring system? I spoke with Randy at RV Electrical Supply and he mentioned that I do need a Converter no matter what. Is the Powermax Boondocker all I need? I guess I don't understand if everything was working without one. Also, since there was no Univolt system, what do I need to replace that?

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You need a fuse panel. Whether it be a stand alone unit or one that is combined with the shore power distribution panel and converter is up to you.
Again it will depend on the type of converter you get.
A 2500 watt inverter will take enormous wire to feed it. Unless you have a large battery bank it seems to be overkill.
What are you planning to power with the inverter?
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You need a fuse panel. Whether it be a stand alone unit or one that is combined with the shore power distribution panel and converter is up to you.
Again it will depend on the type of converter you get.
A 2500 watt inverter will take enormous wire to feed it. Unless you have a large battery bank it seems to be overkill.
What are you planning to power with the inverter?
A 5 Cu Freezer that will act as a refrigerator. This will be our home also (on the road). So may need to use a power tool once in awhile. I will have (4) 6 volt batteries in series for amp hours.

More concerned with the 12 Volt side of the wiring. What specific type of fuse panel?
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