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Old 03-08-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Magnetek 7300 intallation

I recently bought a Magnetek 7355 to install in my 61 tradewind. I have rewired the trailer and have installed a 7 pin conector to my tow vehicle for battery charging when in transit. The unit will charge the batteries when plugged into shore power but has no instructions on how to wire the system into tow power. I can't find a wiring schmatic on the computer has anyone ran into this?
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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Craig,
There is no reason to go through the converter fuse panel but you can if you want to. I would wire the charge line from the tow vehicle directly to the batteries and be done with it. Fuse the wire of course.
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Randy,
I was worried charging the battery from the tow vehicle battery to the trailer battery and back feeding into the converter will harm it. Will I need a solenoid in between the trailer battery and the converter or the tow vehicle and the trailer battery?
This question is probably basic but I know with a lot of electronics they only have one blue smoke in them.
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No, backfeeding into the converter is fine - if you think about it, that would be happening every time you're running off batteries. In particular, in my motorhome, when the engine is running, it powers the house 12-volt system, and that's no problem for the converter either. (Or, at least, it shouldn't be.)

You shouldn't need to do anything special, just a fuse like 68 Overlander said.
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No, backfeeding into the converter is fine - if you think about it, that would be happening every time you're running off batteries. In particular, in my motorhome, when the engine is running, it powers the house 12-volt system, and that's no problem for the converter either. (Or, at least, it shouldn't be.)

You shouldn't need to do anything special, just a fuse like 68 Overlander said.
Thanks Skater for the reply I've almost completed the wiring accept to the batteries, still a little spooky . Looking for retro lights for the trailer isn't easy either. I did find this Solar power site that sells adapters to convert regular 120 volt light fixtures to 12 volt , all my lights and fans are 12v now. KANSAS WIND POWER since 1975
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