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Old 02-25-2011, 09:33 PM   #15
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The hot to the 7-way on mine is a 10. My hot wire is fused after the converter. Lemme look at my pictures. If I find a pic of it, I'll post it.
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This is the only pic I have. It shows the hot from the battery fused and the hot from the converter fused . . . I think.

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Let me know if you want better pictures. I can get them during daylight hours.

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Old 02-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #17
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That is helpful. Thanks. Very interesting.
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Here is the way I wired my converter.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:20 AM   #19
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Thank you very much.
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Here is where I'm at now. I may have an unconventional item or two. Still have questions about this..

I started with this junk that I got today..

-Pic1 - Wire, I think it is 8GA. I got it from Seels outboard. They cut it out back for me in the shop. I didn't notice until I was hooking it up that it is not copper. It is silver colored. I may need to change this out to copper?

-Pic2 - Again from the outboard place. Instead of fuses I thought that I could use 50A breakers. Ok?

-Pic3 - Hot wire put into 12V dist box

-Pic4 - Dry run for the hookups. Not that good of a pic. but..
- Pos runs from battery into one side of breaker. Other side of breaker splits one to 12V panel and one to converter.
- Neg runs battery to breaker to converter.
- There is no neg from anything here to the 12v panel. Is this ok?
- Also need to have the neg grounded to the shell, correct? And this can be smaller wire, doesn't need to be a big wire, right?

I have to get the connectors for the wire to the breakers and battery, then I'll be ready to hook this bad boy up.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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Just found out the wires are stainless steel so do not need to replace with copper.
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Converter - fuses - Pictures

I got more pictures.

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Looking good.

Yes you need a negative wire to the shell (skin); It should be at least a #10, if you have #8 it would be better. The reason is that the negative side carries the sum of all the loads from your fuse panel.
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Interesting. It looks like the Neg is fused between the battery and distribution panel, but I don't see a fuse for the Pos.
That's the way that the diagram in the service manual is.

I see the white coming off of the dist panel is grounded to the shell. I wasn't sure about that but went ahead and did it just in case. I didn't think that it could hurt anything. I think that it is a 10. I believe that it is the same white that comes off of the TV and goes into the panel and it has a split off there and a circle thing where it must have been grounded to the shell before.
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So now it is all hooked up as described and the converter is grounded to the shell and the 12v panel is grounded to the shell and everything is hooked up except the pos from the battery.

When I bring the Pos from the battery up and touch the breaker there are sparks. That is probably not ok, right?
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It wasn't sparking too bad so I went ahead and hooked it up. It didn't blow up.

Using my light pen tester thing I went around trying to test for hot wires around the trailer. Nothing.
Pen light to positive battery cable and ground to shell.. nothing.
Pen light to positive battery cable and ground to Neg cable.. light!

Looked again at the diagram that came with the converter.
I hadn't hooked up a ground from the Neg battery cable line to the shell.
Put a wire in there and then I started getting light in the tester when grounding to the shell. Apparently the shell wasn't grounded or something?

Think it may be ok now.
-Grounds
-- white wire from side of converter to shell
-- white wire from top breaker (neg) to shell
-- white wire from 12v panel to shell

I appreciate all of the help TG and Splitrock.
I will now post this information on my restore thread and take full credit.

Off to work on windows..
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Glad ya got it. Good job!

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