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Old 01-29-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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Wiring powermax boondocker converter

I purchased a powermax converter from Randy at Best converters.
It requires an outlet to plug into. I have a 23' 2006. There is no outlet in the converter area under the wardrobe. How did others do this?
If one was to want to install a plug in in that area what wire would you tap into?
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:54 AM   #2
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How was the old converter wired?
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Old 01-31-2014, 07:02 AM   #3
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Ours is a much older trailer, so this might not apply…

We took the wire that powered the original univolt and ran it to a new outlet (surface mount box ) mounted on the inner wall near the converter location. Just be sure your connections are correct and that all exposed wiring is contained in a covered box. Everything we needed was readily available at the big box stores.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:30 PM   #4
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Wiring

I disconnected and removed the old converter. There was a + blue wire and - white wire from the old converter. It was easy to connect the new converter to those connections.
However there was a black wire that ran from a circuit breaker to the old converter and a white wire that ran from just left of the breaker (connected to a vertical silver bar with several connectors) to the converter. Both of these wires had slip type connectors at the old converter. I'm not sure what these do?
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They are the 120v ac power supply for the converter. Connect them to a surface mounted box and inatall a receptacle. It should have a bare ground wire also.

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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Thanks Dan.
I am thinking the black wire from the breaker is the hot, the white wire from the vertical bar is the neutral and the horizontal bar is for the ground. Is that right?
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You are correct. Connect the hot black wire to the right side of the receptacle (gold screw) the neutral white wire to the left side (silver screw) and the bare ground wire to the ground terminal. Install the cover and plug your new converter in. Easy peasy.

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Old 03-14-2014, 09:13 AM   #8
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To Anyone that installed a power max boondocker.
Did you wire the chassis bonding lug to the frame or just ignore it?
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I used a standard 120v female extension cord receptacle wired to the panel using a black hot wire and a white neutral wire. I also bonded all grounds together. Then just plugged the converter into the receptacle. I will try to post a picture. You can see the yellow receptacle on the right.
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It looks like my picture was not uploaded on the last posting. Let me try again.
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Hank,
Thanks for the post. So you ran a wire from the chassis bonding lug to the bar that holds all the ground wires?
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Yes, all grounds were bonded together. This is important for electrical safety.
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Cya,

If you send me a PM with your email address I will send you all the pictures I have of my installation.
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