I recently purchased progressive dynamics converter for my Boler
. I have a 1974 that didn't come with a factory converter. I've been trying to decide where to install this new converter. I've gone over all the wiring diagrams etc and even purchased a book on RV electrical
systems. I know the converter will need to vent. It will also need to have an outlet near by. Its generally better to have a sort run of wire to the battery
with a minimum of 8 gauge. I also have a fuse box to install and a circuit breaker (20amp).
I've toyed with the idea of installing it where my furnace
use to be. I have a furnace
housing, but it doesn't have any of the inner workings so I plan to remove it. The problem with this location (aside from the fact the it would be very cramped and really lacks a lot of flat surface area for the install) is that it is directly underneath the sink etc. I really don't want to ruin my new converter, or electrocute myself, if I have a leak in the plumbing.
I'd like to install the system under the dinette on the drivers side, but I don't really like the idea of sleeping over the converter....I also need to run an outlet to plug my fridge
into so I'm now thinking that I will install the converter underneath the bench seat at the front of the Boler
. This would allow me to run an outlet to that area that can also be used by the three way fridge
(Where was the fridge
originally suppose to plug in anyway?)
This location also is close to the new Delta Aluminum Box that I recently installed. This is where I'll have the battery(s).
So here are the questions that I have so far that I hope you can assist me with.
- Do you think there will be enough ventilation in this location? My bench seat is split into two compartments with a small cabinet in between. (I'm assuming this cabinet is original? Maybe for a porta potty?)
- Can the fridge and the converter share an outlet without issues?
- Should my Boler have a breaker box somewhere? Currently the 110 goes directly into a box and is distributed for the overhead light and 2 outlets, but there is not original breaker. I plan to run a fantastik fan (yet to be installed, but will need to be pre-wired as part of this process), 2 new LED light fixtures (one on each side of the cabinets), a CO2 / LP detector, a 12V socket charger for my ipod etc, and a porch light.
- Where do I ground the converter with the new system?
- Should each of the items be on a different fuse in the fuse box? I don't think any of them will have a huge draw, but I have room in the fuse box so I had planned to put them all on different circuits.
Anyway sorry for the long post. I've been thinking about this a lot. 12V power is becoming a bit of an obsession
I've attached a few pics. The Boler layout is pretty standard. Has anyone else located a converter under the front bench?