In some of my earlier pics you could see the Progressive Dynamics convertor mounted under the bed. As work progressed I was running the assorted wires I thought I would need and left them bundled up at the convertor. I've now cut them in to the convertor, both 12 volt and 120 volt. Took me quite some time as the PD instructions are horrendous. I did a lot of online searches, both on this site and others, bugged a friend at work who has an electrical
background and went slow. Fortunately I've done some basic household wiring and I rewired my 1950 Plymouth with an aftermarket kit so I felt confident enough to proceed. Heres a few shots of the proceedings.
Convertor mounted with the 12 DC wires attached to a terminal block. I'll use no more than six of these circuits.
Convertor with breakers(Home Depot) installed and 120V wiring cut in
Backside of the convertor with the 12V stuff attached to the terminal block. Thicker white wires are the 120V stuff. White/green/black 8 gauge wire at the bottom right is shower power coming in. White wires at the top right attached to the bus bar are all of the assorted grounds. This bus bar is also grounded to the trailer frame and connected directly to the battery(whenever I get one)
Shore power connection going into back of trailer. It's a Furrion 30A plug which is a boat part. I got the convertor, shower power plug and lots of other stuff at Vintage Trailer Supply in Vermont. I also put in LED tail lights
. Got those on sale at Princess Auto.
Most of the wires are still not attached to anything at the other end but I did plug the trailer in and started turning on breakers and inserting fuses. I used a test light
and meter to check for power at the ends of the wires and all seems in order. Nothing tripped, no smoke, no flames, surprisingly ....
If anyone is considering a convertor upgrade/change the Progressive Dynamics is great IMO. If you have a bit of wiring knowledge and get past the lousy instructions the installation is not as bad as I imagined.
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