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Old 11-14-2017, 06:13 PM   #1
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Expanding the Fuse Box. Where to get parts?

I'd like to add a circuit or two to the 'fuse box' on my 17' Bigfoot TT.

Buying the fuses is easy, but not so much the female fuse receptacles and the lugs holding the wires at the bottom of the board.

I don't even know the actual name for these items. The local electronics store doesn't stock them. Radio Shack is history around here.

Can someone please identify these items and maybe suggest a supplier? Looks like they might snap into place - hopefully no specialty tools needed.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:47 PM   #2
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It looks like you have a MagTek converter which was standard equipment in most Bigfoot trailers. When it was new, it wasn't very good, overheated, and if that is what you have in your trailer, it would be best to replace it. Progressive Dynamics makes a 4600 series converter that fits into your old housing and is a wonderful upgrade. I took my old MagTek out several years ago, and was shocked to find the vinyl floor covering scorched under the converter. I felt lucky to discover the issue before I has a more serious issue. The 4600 series has plenty of extra fuse blocks.
https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/po...r-4600-series/

Also check 12 volt fuse blocks on Amazon.
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:52 PM   #3
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I would second that. The MagTeks are notorious for overheating. Many folks who have replaced them have found a scorched area on the floor under the converter. I also like the recommendation to go with the Progressive Dynamics converter. Check out http://www.bestconverter.com and ask Randy.
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The Converter is an Inteli Power 9100 Model PD9130.

https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/po...er-converters/

So I'm good on that front. I don't want to buy a whole new board, though maybe I have to. I'd just like to know how to expand this one. I'm guessing someone replaced the converter but the board stayed original. Is that a MagTek product? Can anyone say who made that board and where to get parts for it?
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The Converter is an Inteli Power 9100 Model PD9130.

https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/po...er-converters/

So I'm good on that front. I don't want to buy a whole new board, though maybe I have to. I'd just like to know how to expand this one. I'm guessing someone replaced the converter but the board stayed original. Is that a MagTek product? Can anyone say who made that board and where to get parts for it?
I would say take a few photos of your setup and give Randy a call. He's seen every converter, power center and board out there, and can get you what you need. No, I dont work for him, just a satisfied customer.
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Thanks. I wrote to Randy with pics included. Look forward to his reply.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:05 PM   #7
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Were you able to get the additional board? I think I have something that would work if you are interested. I took mine out and reworked it. The board in the old one I didn't use.
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:20 PM   #8
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These are great and easy to find at any autoparts store...

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Were you able to get the additional board? I think I have something that would work if you are interested. I took mine out and reworked it. The board in the old one I didn't use.
Actually I ordered an expensive new board which lacks the lugs on the back, making the whole thing really not as good as the old one. Forces me to crowd the front lugs. Overcrowd, really.

I'm camping as we speak, didn't install the new one and am looking for a solution still. Think of returning this $50 unit which really isn't an improvement. All I really want is to add fuses and lugs to what I have, as seen in the original post.
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Add a circuit

https://www.walmart.com/ip/TAP-Micro...&wl13=&veh=sem
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floyd, I purchased a part like that through Walmart on line. It was drop shipped from the distributor.
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Old 11-26-2017, 06:12 PM   #12
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I have seen a similar fuse board that has updated receptacles for the newer blade fuse styles. The same kind of front lugs with screws are on this board. The product description says it is a replacement for the Magnatek converters but I don't know if it will work with your converter. You will have to find that out for yourself.

https://rvpartsexpress.com/product/7...-036-7100-002/
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What KC found other then pictured upside down looks like a drop in replacement for you.

Give it a look see.

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options galore...LOL

and they will all work....I'll add another....LOL

with so many replacing their power centers completely (as opposed to your situation with just a replacement converter)....you'd think there are some old PCs gathering dust in the back rooms of RV parts departments...might be worth a visit...

this is what my BF looked like when I got it.....looks like you got "shortchanged" in the board department...
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