Well Spent the morning and afternoon doing a little bit of electrical detective work....
So here is what I will add to 3 Dog Nite's post about the conversion.
First the below is provided for entertainment value only. You should seek the advice of a competent and licensed electrician prior to starting any work. I am neither!
After you have the cover removed from the energenius, pull off all the wires with crimped terminals from the boards.
The remove the large electrical transformer (the big brown kinda rusty thing dead center bolted to the base.
After that is out pull off any loose wire harnesses. Remover the panel from the back right and back left. You will be taking the wires off the 12vdc lugs at the top right.
One most of the stuff is clear you will be able to see the transfer switch:
You want to label 3 sets of wires, and then remove the rest. On the back of the panel. Here is a shot showing just them with the transfer switch removed. DO NOT REMOVE THE TRANSFER switch. You will just have to re-attach it....Trust me on this.
Looking at the wires in the above picture (some idiot removed the transfer switch....
) . Here is what they are:
Far right Black and white: Shore power input from 30 AMP service.
Middle Whites: Neutral for Generator and feed TO power panel on other side
Middle Blacks (marked ML): Power input from Generator and power to power panel on other side
Far Left Blacks: One is OUTPUT from Breaker #1 (main), the other is Power TO all the other breakers.
Make sure you keep the wires connected to the transfer switch that come through the back of the lower wall. If not, MAKE sure to label them!
The only two that won't be connected will be the 2 black wires that come through the far left grommet. They were hooked to one of the transistor broads. These are the Breaker #1 power out and other breakers feed wire. Connect these together as seen below.
All that is left is to make a jumper from the middle set of wires (white and black from the generator) to the small terminal just above them BUT below the shore tie input> Look at the middle picture in post #4, the jumpers with the blue connectors. This supplies power from the generator to the magnetic switch to to close the contacts and thereby providing power to the bottom set of wires feeding breaker #1.
Here is the wiring diagram for the same type of switch. Ignore the time delay module on the top. You cut this out with all the bad circuitry. If you want to replace it you can get a new Iota ITS-30R ; 30 amp automatic transfer switch with time delay for $80-$90. I plan to just secure the main breaker and once the generator is up to speed (30 seconds) I will them turn the main breaker back on.
I am still trying to decide where to mount the converter to charge the batteries. I go the poweremax boondocker from Best converters, It was recommended by Randy for my set up. It most likely would fit inside the gutted energenius case, but I don't like a charger being so hard to get at....
I will probably mount it under the sink on the bulkhead and use the outlet for the hot water on demand system. This way I can easily see it and turn it on or off as I please with out dissembling everything.