please remember this is my first trailer........
Plugged the power cord to my trillium4500 just beside the door.......hubby said flip the switch on the converter down to 'trans .........
ok did that then plugged in small fan it worked then flipped switch to middle which i thought was 'off but fan kept running??? so i unhooked the power cord to the side
Can someone give me a not too technical idea of what I'm doing wrong or what does
that converter do?
i got my van wired today but dummy me never looked to see what kind of plug trailer had, it has a big round one .....they wired van with a small square one ...what is that type of round plug in called??
any help would be much appreciated
In the 4500 that converter is simply a transformer that takes the 129vac house power and makes 12vdc to run DC loads.
The switch has three positions and in the middle is off. The one labeled "Trans" converts the house power into 12vdc and sends it to the 12volt lighting
over the seats and sink and that is all as mine was wired from the factory.The third position is "Batt" or battery where it links the same 12volt lights
directly to the 12volt battery line from the tow vehicle as there is no conversion needed.
This all assumes it is still wired like it was from the factory of course.
In my 4500 I rewired so I had several 12volt lighter outlets I could use all over and I also rewired the "battery" line fron feeding from the tow vehicle to feeding from a battery I had onboard the trailer.
As for the 120vac side, the power comes in where you have the big black cord as you already know, then it goes into the other side of the converter box where there is a single circuit breaker and then it feeds the two outlets in the trailer,on mine there was one under the rear window and one on the side of the sink cabinet.
The converter does nothing else with the 120vac power. I assume that the fan you plugged in was a house fan> If so then it would not be affected at all by the position of that switch we talked about because that is for the 12vdc side not the 120vac side.
Hope this helps you understand?
Feel free to ask again if not.
There is NO CHARGER in that converter.