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Old 06-18-2017, 07:51 PM   #113
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Everything was disconnected when I changed the converter. After I wired up the converter I connected the batteries and the D.C. Side was operational.

I connected shore power and flipped the main breaker and the next breaker. When I flipped the 3rd breaker (with the jumper) there was a series of clicking, then sparks and smoke. The breaker did not trip. I threw the main breaker and disconnected the shore power. The D.C. Side is still operational.

I have disconnected the battery, disconnected the shore power, and I have disconnected the wire nut and the three hot legs in the nut. I am having a beer and asking myself why I tried to do this myself.
Can you take some pictures of where your at? Maybe we can help with your mis wire.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:18 PM   #114
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Yes, when i finish feeling sorry for myself I will shoot some pictures. May also try to reinstall the old parallax and let Colonial take a look at it when i bring Sparky in for some other warranty work in July.

Thanks for your help
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:43 AM   #115
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I ran into the same problem but didn't see your solution before I cut the black wire from the parallax at the breaker splice.

I guess now I have to run the PD 4655 black wire to the breaker splice, make up a new splice, and insert back into the breaker?

Also, does anyone have a suggestion as to how to back out the screw holding the white parallax wire to the distribution buss? The head on the screw holding mine is stripped and I cannot move it. I assume I can use one of the three unused positions for attaching the white from the PD 4655 but I am stuck on how to get the parallax wire out.

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Old 06-19-2017, 04:46 PM   #116
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So after talking to the service department at Colonial and Randy at Bestconverter it appears that I hooked the black and white wires from the D.C. Side of the PD 4655 to the AC side of the trailer. I used the black and white wires on the left side of the converter, directly under the AC trailer connection. I should have used the black and white wires that were bundled with the green ground wire. Randy thought that the sparks and smoke was me burning out the board on the new converter.

Looks like the old Parallax will go back in until I can order a replacement PD 4655 - or I will leave if for Colonial to do in mid-July. A moderately expensive reminder to read ALL directions and labels a number of times and to check everything multiple times before throwing the switch.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:19 PM   #117
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Yikes! You definitely let the smoke out.
Glad nothing worse happened, best of luck with the next attempt!
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:33 PM   #118
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I installed mine yesterday on my 2016 FC 19' (same as the OP). There was one minor difference... The existing 110v AC black wire from the converter was not connected at the wire nut, it was spliced near the breaker with another wire that went to the wire nut. I had to remove the breaker to get to the splice. I cut the black wire from the parallax converter and put it back in the breaker (first removing the spliced wire) and then connected the 3 wires with the wire nut. The photo below shows the existing splice (pigtail??) that went to the breaker.
I had the same configuration as you and resolved it the same way.

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Hello,
Thank you for your post. I have a similar situation on my 2013 23D. How do you remove the circuit breaker ?? or can I leave the black wire from the old converter in the unit with tape over the end?

Thanks for your help.

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I used the black and white wires on the left side of the converter, directly under the AC trailer connection. I should have used the black and white wires that were bundled with the green ground wire.
I did the same damn thing. The instructions aren't very good IMO. This is a simple install and should take 10 minutes the second time you do it. But the first time is tricky. Sorry it didn't go well.
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