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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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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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