New power converter upgrade

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  1. thelmuth

    thelmuth Member

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    New to us 1993 Jayco 1206. The converter died and the previous owner wired in a small battery charger to power the lights.

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    We bought it on a Tuesday and took it out on Thursday. Discovered that it wouldn't power more than one light for more than a few minutes, so I went into town and found LED bulbs to replace the original ones. Problem solved for the weekend.

    Well this is not how I want things to be. Plus they installed a roof A/C and wired it in with a long cord that has to be fed thru the canvas out to the power pole.

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    So I decided to upgrade to a 30 amp service. I decided on the WFCO WF-2735. Out with the old.

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    Had to make the hole a little larger.

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    New panel wired in.

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    Cover in place.

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    Finished product.

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    Now I'm in the process of adding a 20 amp receptacle for the A/C and replacing the long cord with one of the right size and wiremold to the ceiling creating a nice clean install. I'll post pics of that when I'm finished.
     
  2. FL_Bill

    FL_Bill I'm cooking something yummy!

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    Another excellent Job! You are a handy guy....
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  3. JT105

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    Great upgrade. Nice thing about the new converters is they have a multi-stage battery charger built in.
     
  4. thelmuth

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    I didn't like the way the previous owner had the A/C wired, using a long extension cord that had to be ran to the power pole.

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    So I added a new 20 amp receptacle in the countertop for it.

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    Then I replaced the extra long, oversize cord with 12 gauge SJ cord and put it in wiremold to clean it up.

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    I think it looks much better now.
     
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    That definitely looks better. Great job.
     
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    Looks good but I picture myself spilling a mug of coffee and it running to the lowest point, the receptacle.
     
  7. thelmuth

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    I considered that possibility, but there really wasn't another viable location for it. Besides, the receptacle does have a raised lip where it meets the countertop, so you would have to spill directly into the receptacle for it to be a problem. That's what circuit breakers are for. [:D]
     
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    Actually, that's what GFCI is for. Do you have that outlet protected on a GFCI circuit? I.e. using a GFCI outlet, being downstream from a GFCI outlet, or a GFCI breaker.

    The issue is if someone does spill something that gets into the outlet the GFCI will trip before they get electrocuted while trying to clean it up.
     
  9. thelmuth

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    I agree. All receptacles in a pup, or any camper for that matter, should be GFCI protected.
     
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