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Old 01-17-2018, 07:40 PM   #1
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Replace converter for 1972 TrailMite

Hello,
My 1972 TrailMite (scamp like) needs a new power source so I can plug in and have a battery back up. The original had 15 amps. Any ideas out there?
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:09 PM   #2
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what did this trailer have? was there an old converter that died, and you want to replace/upgrade it ? I'm afraid I don't know anything about Trailmite, nor what sort of power converters were used circa 1972...

I'd likely be looking at a wfco or pd4600, maybe 30-45 amps, assuming you have a group 27 or 29 sized marine/rv battery. theese come either as just a converter that you slide into an existing power center (assuming you have one thats apprporiately sized), or they come as a complete power center, to which you'd wire your AC supply cord, all your AC sockets and circuits, and your battery and all your DC circuits.

example:
https://www.progressivedyn.com/rv/po...charge-wizard/

I do note most all of these are designed for a 30A AC input circuit. I also note that both of my 30A trailers work just fine on a 15A extension cord in the driveway at home as long as I'm not using air conditioning.
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Converter or Not

Thanks John for your response, I appreciate your time.
I'm thinking maybe I don't need a converter at all... The battery will only light those little dome lights. An LED lantern and the likes might be all I need?...
I need to concentrate on replacing the propane stove and furnace.
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Thanks John for your response, I appreciate your time.
I'm thinking maybe I don't need a converter at all... The battery will only light those little dome lights. An LED lantern and the likes might be all I need?...
I need to concentrate on replacing the propane stove and furnace.
a furnace will have an electric fan, which draws a fair bit of power when its on.

without a converter, you would only have tow vehicle charging, unless you bring a separate battery charger and connect it when you need it, or have solar charging...
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