Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-25-2015, 01:22 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
Is this adequate?

Amazon.com: Blue Sea Systems 5028 ST Blade Fuse Block with Cover: Sports & Outdoors

A friend of mine had this laying around and offered it to me when I told him about my converter change in the Argosy. I am installing a PD 9245.
__________________

__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 01:25 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Al and Missy's Avatar

 
2002 30' Classic S/O
Melbourne Beach , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2,327
IF you are talking about using this to distribute 12V power in the trailer, if none of your fuses are larger than 30A, and if the sum of all your fuses is less than 100A (because the batteries can supply more than the converter's 45A) this panel should do nicely. You may wish to place a separate fuse in the line from the 9245 to the battery if the 9245 doesn't have one. I think my 9260 did.

Al
__________________

__________________

"You cannot reason someone out of a position they have not been reasoned into"

Al, K5TAN and Missy, N4RGO
2002 Classic 30 Slideout
S/OS #004
2013 Dodge 2500 Laramie 4x4 Megacab Cummins
2001 Safari 25 RB Twin (Gone, but not forgotten)
WBCCI 1322, TAC FL-39, AIR 82265

Al and Missy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 01:31 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
Yes, I am considering using it as my 12v distribution panel from my converter. My main concern is battery hook up as those are heavy wires
__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM   #4
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
I used it's bigger brother several years ago. So far its worked great.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ml#post1135941
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 02:42 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
HiHo,

Would you happen to have a diagram/drawing of what you connected where? I am 99% sure of what I need to do...it's the 1% that makes me hesitant. Thanks!
__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 03:03 PM   #6
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
I used 5 seperate circuits;
1) to the Airconditioner
2) Street and curb side closet light, bath vent fan, Bath light, rear compartment light, Bedroom ceiling light, rear vent
3) Living area
4) Street side bedroom lamps and power outlet, fridge, avi panel and cubbard lamp
5) Kitchen (water pump also) and spare wire in the ceiling at the foot of the bed.

I probably have a few more things that were added since my notes were made in 2011...
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2015, 04:37 PM   #7
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
1) 12v to the AC?

not understanding that?

I have no AC at the moment but plan to add one.
__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 09:17 PM   #8
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnmhays View Post
1) 12v to the AC?

not understanding that?

I have no AC at the moment but plan to add one.

It was a 'leaning forward' circuit. Some AC's need 12v at the unit.

(I also used it to run the vent fan that was in the hole until I holed back enough skimmed grocery $$$ to buy an AC)
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2015, 10:48 PM   #9
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
Ahhh...I see, makes sense now. Last question. It seems that the PD 9245 instructions has a redundant - grounding in the diagram. It shows the negative going to the DC dist. panel but no negativeto hook it to, should I add another ground bar for the battery negative?
__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 07:04 PM   #10
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,326
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by mnmhays View Post
Ahhh...I see, makes sense now. Last question. It seems that the PD 9245 instructions has a redundant - grounding in the diagram. It shows the negative going to the DC dist. panel but no negativeto hook it to, should I add another ground bar for the battery negative?
I didn't use the grounding side on the fuse block. All of my low current stuff is grounded to the shell and the High draw stuff (chargers?) run back to the battery.

I did cheat a bit and hooked my old 30A charger into one of the fuses to back charge the battery so the charging side of the system was also fused. I also have a small solar charger back-feeding thru a 20A fuse.
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-28-2015, 09:39 PM   #11
4 Rivet Member
 
mnmhays's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 26
1966 30' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Southern , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 273
Images: 1
Thanks for the info. I have decided to ground the battery and the - side of the converter to an auxillary set of grounding lugs. I will tie the converter and the battery together at the + input side of the DC distribution panel. I am putting an automotive 30A self resetting circuit breaker between the battery and the DC panel. It's simple once you figure it out I guess. So many different ways to get to where you need no to. Thanks again, I appreciate the advice!
__________________

__________________
All that is gold does not always glitter...those who wander not always are lost....
mnmhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
20 amp adequate if not using A/C HeadWest Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 9 03-24-2013 08:41 PM
Is generator adequate? Clownshoes67 Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 0 05-29-2012 08:53 PM
Is Your Air Conditioner Adequate in 100+F Heat? Fly at Night Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 49 07-12-2011 05:03 PM
Is this TV adequate to pull my 31' Sovereign? 310astream Tow Vehicles 9 09-02-2009 10:55 PM
Adequate tow vehicle?????? jrporter Tow Vehicles 22 06-24-2008 03:15 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.