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Old 02-22-2012, 11:36 AM   #29
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Am thinking of installing a vent fan to run off of 12 volt. Are there any that run off of 110 and 12 volt?
One of the most popular fans is the Fantastic Fan and its 12 volt. Basically anything such as your lights and fans that are 12volt all continue to run on 12 volt when plugged into 110. The only thing that happens when you plug into 110 is the battery is being charging via the converter without running down your battery. The nice part of having 12V items is that they will all continue to work whether you are plugged into 110 power or not. Only thing you need to figure out is how to keep the battery charged up when not plugged into 110 for an extended time (more than a day or two) chooses are either solar or a generator.

Suspect I havent explained that well! LOL No doubt someone here will use the correct terminology as to how it actually works.
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..........Only thing you need to figure out is how to keep the battery charged up when not plugged into 110 for an extended time (more than a day or two) chooses are either solar or a generator.................
Other choice is to wire it so your car charges when you drive, but at this point, I'd stick to the easy stuff.
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One of the most popular fans is the Fantastic Fan and its 12 volt. Basically anything such as your lights and fans that are 12volt all continue to run on 12 volt when plugged into 110. The only thing that happens when you plug into 110 is the battery is being charging via the converter without running down your battery. The nice part of having 12V items is that they will all continue to work whether you are plugged into 110 power or not. Only thing you need to figure out is how to keep the battery charged up when not plugged into 110 for an extended time (more than a day or two) chooses are either solar or a generator.

Suspect I havent explained that well! LOL No doubt someone here will use the correct terminology as to how it actually works.
Oh Carol, Thank you so much...I did not know this!
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Other choice is to wire it so your car charges when you drive, but at this point, I'd stick to the easy stuff.
Thank you Thomas, I am listening to you. Am finished work now and will be headed out to order new converter and fuse panel. Still not exactly sure of type of fuse panel.
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Other choice is to wire it so your car charges when you drive, but at this point, I'd stick to the easy stuff.
If the tow and trailer are wired correctly most actually do that. But it will take for most a long long drive for the tow to fully recharge the battery.
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Thank you Thomas, I am listening to you. Am finished work now and will be headed out to order new converter and fuse panel. Still not exactly sure of type of fuse panel.
You might like something like this for a converter:
Inteli-Power 9245 Converter/Charger 45 Amp 9200 w/ Charge Wizard ..

For a fuse panel, the one recommended by Bob in post #8 would be fine.
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If the tow and trailer are wired correctly most actually do that. But it will take for most a long long drive for the tow to fully recharge the battery.
True, but UHauls were never wired to charge from the mother ship, so I wanted Diane to know that that is a possible avenue to pursue as soon as she gets her DC wiring apprenticeship completed.
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I rewired homes for many years. I rewired the Minnesota Governor's Mansion , part of the James J Hill Home , the residence of the Archbishop of Saint Paul, the home of Sally Ordway heir to the Crane Ordway Plumbing fortune and the home of Garrison Keillor from NPR'S Prairie Home Companion. These were huge 3 and 4 story homes and a real challenge to rewire. The scariest and hardest homes to rewire were ones where the home owner did his own work and you had to correct his mistakes . There was no logic or electrical knowledge displayed in their work. You had to assume "EVERYTHING THEY DID WAS WRONG". I found it easier to tear out their work and start completely over . The home owner often objected to the cost but I was not going to risk my electricians license and end up being sued to save him money . Start fresh , color code your wiring , differentiate between the systems AC/DC , use the right size wire, terminate and splice carefully and do Not cut corners , a fire or loss of a life is awful expensive. If you don't know or understand ASK! and ask someone who is an electrician not the kid at Home Depot
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I rewired homes for many years. I rewired the Minnesota Governor's Mansion , part of the James J Hill Home , the residence of the Archbishop of Saint Paul, the home of Sally Ordway heir to the Crane Ordway Plumbing fortune and the home of Garrison Keillor from NPR'S Prairie Home Companion. These were huge 3 and 4 story homes and a real challenge to rewire. The scariest and hardest homes to rewire were ones where the home owner did his own work and you had to correct his mistakes . There was no logic or electrical knowledge displayed in their work. You had to assume "EVERYTHING THEY DID WAS WRONG".........
So who did a worse job of wiring their own house...Garrison Keillor or the Archbishop of Saint Paul?
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Diane: I don't think it's necessary to relocate the battery box to the bumper, ours is staying under the rear bunk. I am going to install a battery disconnect switch that is easily accessible. Another converter that some like is made by Progressive Dynamics, I believe they are Made in the USA. Just another piece of info here is that the Uhaul bumpers are aluminum, something I didn't realize because mine is painted. Another member here told me about it. Bob
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So who did a worse job of wiring their own house...Garrison Keillor or the Archbishop of Saint Paul?
Garrison is not much of a back yard mechanic , in fact I'm not sure he knows which end of a screwdriver to use. ( I actually worked on two of his homes one home was when he was with his first wife and one home was when he was with his new girlfriend (after he got famous!) I moved the towels in his
bathroom located directly above the bath tub and what did I find but an exposed electrical fuse panel hidden behind the towels. The copper bus bars in the panel were all corroded . When I asked if they were concerned they said no and that they hung a plastic shower curtain in front of the panel when they showered. The St Paul Electrical Inspector was not willing to accept their logic and we spent 3 days moving the panel.
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......... The St Paul Electrical Inspector was not willing to accept their logic ...........
What could go wrong?
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Diane: I don't think it's necessary to relocate the battery box to the bumper, ours is staying under the rear bunk. I am going to install a battery disconnect switch that is easily accessible. Another converter that some like is made by Progressive Dynamics, I believe they are Made in the USA. Just another piece of info here is that the Uhaul bumpers are aluminum, something I didn't realize because mine is painted. Another member here told me about it. Bob
I agree. There is nothing wrong with putting the battery under the bed and venting it like UHaul did. Batteries don't out gas significantly unless you charge them a high rate. Mounting it on the bumper will cause a whole new crop of problems including possible corrosion of the aluminum bumper. The bumper is not really designed to hold a lot of weight - its a bumper designed to withstand horizontal forces not vertical ones.
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Tom, Bob, You guys are soo Funny! Garrison Keller should be telling a story about you.
Thanks for the Battery location advice. I have looked at those vented boxes and they are very expensive, do you know of any lower price places to check. I got an Optima deep cell avg 24 group battery half price, it's big and heavy. Anyway just painted the bumper, looks a little better.
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