I am replacing my old converter/power center with a PD 4045 power center and have a few questions. I know several others have done this but could not find the answers I am looking for.
On the 120 AC side the circuit breaker bus (the metal prongs that circuit breakers are pushed onto) has no connection to the 120 hot input. Do you have to run a separate wire to the screw that holds this bus to the plastic case? Seems odd that there is no defined path for such a wire. The old unit has a lug on the bus for the 120 hot input. Am I missing something?
Also,my old unit has a non-insulated ground wire that connects to the AC ground bus and I believe connects to the trailer frame. Is that standard?
On the 12v DC side there is no negative or ground bus. Not sure that I need one but my old panel has two 12v ground wires connected to a lug I assume is 12v negative.
One of the wires is the negative for the water pump. I think the other must connect to a common ground for the other circuits. For the 4045 it looks like I would need to run a wire from either the converter ground or battery
ground lug to these two ground wires. Is this what others have done?
Any feedback would be appreciated.