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Old 01-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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I am not an electrical engineer...

I need an all new 30A system in my Boler. I have done a fair amount of research on the internet and it seems to be hit and miss. There is a lot of information out there, but not specific to what I am looking for.

Does anyone out there have a list of parts needed or photographs of their electrical system rebuild. Mind you, I will be starting from ground zero. When we bought our Boler last year, most of the wiring (other than the trailer lights) had been removed.

I would like to wire several switched lights, a couple of outlets and have a 12V battery in there somewhere as well. If possible, I would like to wire in a stereo and a couple of speakers too. Thanks for your help. -Sam

P.S. I do not like working with electricity.
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Downloadable Wiring Diagram in the document center

You'll need a Converter, AC wire (Romex?), DC wire, plus the components you list.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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Thanks for the diagram. Would something like this work for the converter?

Intelli-Power PD9130 30 Amp RV Battery Charger Converter by Progressive Dynamics - TowShop
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I think that would be a good choice.
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The built-in TCMS (Total Charge Management System) connector allows the RV manufacturer, dealer, or owner to easily add the Charge Wizard.
I highly recommend adding the charge wizard.
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I "second" Fredericks' recommendations!!!!
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good day all,
Any thoughts on the difference between the 30 amp converter referenced above, and the 45 at:9200 9245 Amp Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Converter (thankyou bolerlife.com)
i would think the 30 is cheaper than the 45, but I will have to do some research. couldn't i use the 45 amp version and save the 40 dollars? it also has the built in wizzard.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:37 PM   #7
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The 45 is great and potentially a better choice if you need some headroom (dual battery charging, DC-only fridge). check out the size, though. I think the difference in price you're seeing is related o the vendor. These folks seem to offer the complete line:

Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power

I haven't bought from them, though.

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the difference between the 30 amp converter referenced above, and the 45 at:9200 9245 Amp Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power Converter
The following is what I gleaned from each unit's descriptions:

Model: PD9130
  • Output: 13.6 VDC, 30 Amps
  • Input: 105-130 VAC, 500 Watts
  • INTELLIGENT COOLING FAN
  • TCMS connector port to allow for the installation of the Charge Wizard.

Model: PD9245C
  • Output: 13.6 VDC, 45 Amps
  • Input: 105-130 VAC, 725 Watts
  • VARIABLE SPEED INTELLIGENT COOLING FAN
  • Charge Wizard included with each converter!
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:57 PM   #10
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Thanks Marv!

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See my posts under forum heading "1st Anniversary Trillium mods review" (9/8/09)and "12 volt re-do/Jumbo LED lights install" (12/10/09)
Your LED post is exactly the sort of info that we are poring over right now. It sure helps us grasp the bigger concepts when we see how other people set up their trailers.

Now on to the level of being able to apply that info (I suspect that's the tricky hurdle, right?). It's like we have a little foreign language vocab memorized, but have to figure out how to use it...

I'm sure we'll come up with some more questions in no time flat.

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I was browsing the internet today and found this:

The Intelli-Power 4000 Series AC/DC Distribution Panel and Intelli-Power Converter with Charge Wizard.

Has anyone used one of these? If so, how has it worked for you. It almost looks to good to be true. Thanks

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Those are great if you have space in a flat panel or cupboard or something that doesn't have a big physical load on it that would suffer for the cutout. You need a 12"wide by 9" area (cutout is smaller) that's got about 6" of depth to it.

I would have used it but I had a free Progressive Dynamics converter lying around. In retrospect it would have been better to go this route anyway.

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I was browsing the internet today and found this:

The Intelli-Power 4000 Series AC/DC Distribution Panel and Intelli-Power Converter with Charge Wizard.

Has anyone used one of these? If so, how has it worked for you. It almost looks to good to be true. Thanks

-Sam
Did you find a price anywhere on this, Sam? I'm interested too....
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Did you find a price anywhere on this, Sam? I'm interested too....

Matt- I think we have the room... somewhere.

Luke, I found one on ebay for about 153.00 with shipping.

RV Intelli Power Converter 45 Amp / Controll Center NEW - eBay (item 260468258689 end time Feb-17-11 12:53:02 PST)

The google link said it was used, but the ebay page states it is new. I went ahead and ordered one.
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