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Old 10-11-2014, 06:36 PM   #57
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Cut it and use a wire nut on the wire to power the converter.

I will post a photo when the board clears up. It has a gremlin at the moment and I cannot post a photo.

Check my post here where I mention this very problem and how I resolved it with a short section of wire and a wire nut. http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...ml#post1478980
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Old 10-11-2014, 07:00 PM   #58
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Is the deck mount enclosed. What's the model number and I'll look it up. Thanks.
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:18 PM   #59
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:37 PM   #60
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Cut it and use a wire nut on the wire to power the converter.
I will post a photo when the board clears up. It has a gremlin at the moment and I cannot post a photo.
I did just that! I looked at 4 different stores for that doo dad - nobody had it. I just cut the existing converter power wire and splice in the new one and tied it off with a wire nut. Once I did that, the rest of this install went fast. Currently showing 13.6v at the DC circuit board. 13.48v at the battery.

Thanks everybody for the advise, and a special thanks to Randy for being available and for the fast shipping!!
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Old 10-12-2014, 11:03 AM   #61
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Cut it and use a wire nut on the wire to power the converter.
I will post a photo when the board clears up. It has a gremlin at the moment and I cannot post a photo.
Photo attached as promised
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #62
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Does anyone know with certainty that household wire nuts (usually called marettes here) meet electrical code for RVs? I'm concerned about vibration and possibility (slight I know) of separation. A 'stronger' pig tailing method would be to use butt connectors.


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I just started replacing my 7355 with the PD 4655. While removing the old converter, I was removing the hot wire from the breaker. The wire was spliced with a short wire going to the wire nut. I was planning on just splicing my new converter wire with the short wire going to the wire nut and replacing the metal splicing gizmo in the picture below. My issue is, I cannot find where to get this metal gizmo. What are others doing who have come across this?
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:25 PM   #63
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But connectors are good but still no guarantee I would use the wire nut and then tape or heat shrink a cover!
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Closed end crimp (butt) connectors are for use in DC circuits, not 120VAC circuits. Wire nuts that gave been taped in the direction against the way they loosen is best.

The little connection that Airstream used for joining the two cables into the breaker are right on the edge of not being code approved. 2 wires should never enter a single breaker clamp.

The proper method is to use a short pigtail wire rated to the breaker (12AWG for 20 amp breakers) connected to the breaker and then wire nut the other 2 wires to the open end. Tape securely.


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The proper method is to use a short pigtail wire rated to the breaker (12AWG for 20 amp breakers) connected to the breaker and then wire nut the other 2 wires to the open end. Tape securely.


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Confirms what others have done!! Thanks.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:06 PM   #66
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Installed my PD4655 today. Fairly straightforward, thanks to those who have posted pictures and descriptions of their installs.

The only difficulty I had was lining up the holes on the new converter with those of the power centre chassis and cover. I had to ream out a few holes a little to allow the machine screws to fit correctly. A round file comes in handy for the job.
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Hi Bob,
Are you referring to the screws that hold the door on? The new screws that come with the kit are the ones to use to secure the door bottom section. The originals get discarded. You should not have needed a file.
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Are you referring to the screws that hold the door on? The new screws that come with the kit are the ones to use. The originals get discarded. You should have not needed a file.
Right. I wish I'd known that too before I wrecked one of the new screws. Can't seem to find a replacement in anything other than silver. Maybe I can persuade you to put a couple in an envelope. ( grin)


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George, the screws that come with the kit fit perfect and you must use them. They are going to be silver in color so that kinda threw me, not sure what color you want. The brown door covers the whole project so maybe I'm confused here.
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They were the 4 brown screws for the cover ( now 3)


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