I need some help updating my converter in my 1990 Scamp
16 (layout 4). I think the existing converter is stock and during my current remodel I noticed that the line connecting the converter was wedged against a fiberglass wall and nearly cut through.
I should say that the current setup is working and it currently has a Magnatek 3220 20 amp converter. I currently only have one battery
on the tongue (some sort of Kirkland marine battery). When this battery
dies I'll move to a couple of golf cart batteries or similar.
My current setup has the AC line enter on the passenger side and go under kitchen sink into a breaker box. From there the line runs around the back of the trailer behind the fridge
into a standard outlet. The converter and fridge
are plugged into that outlet. The converter sits under the driver side bed cabinet.
It sounds like Progressive Dynamics is the go to choice in these forums. I don't understand the difference between the PD4045 and the PD9100 series. The 4045 is a control center vs a converter/charger. What is the difference?
it seems that I should just get the PD9100 series as it seems like a direct replacement for what I have. Am I on the right path? Going with the 4045 I get the feeling I would need to rewire everything. I don't have the trailer gutted and really have no idea where all the wires are running!
Just to further show my ignorance, I have no idea how the DC side really works. I understand that there is a line from the converter to the battery
to charge the battery. I have a mess of lines that all come together behind the fridge
(between converter and battery) and it is impossible to tell what is what. Some must be for the trailer driving brake lights
, makers etc,
Do all the lines that go to my furnace
, water heater and water pump, and lighting
come out of the converter box?
I guess to sum it up, I've got a few options .. one is just to fix the cord that has been damaged and stick with what I have ... it still works. However if I do want to upgrade to something not so old that will better mange the battery should I just get the PD9130 and the charge wizard?
Thanks for the help.