I am new to this forum, nice to be a part of the community.
I am in the process of renovating a 1987 Bigfoot
trailer. I have re-done mostly everything on the interior but a yet to touch the electrical
I am wanting to replace the current transformer to go along with a new solar
system. I believe the purpose of the current transformer is to knock 120v from the trailers 120v plug in, down to 12v for use through out the trailer. There is also a single 120v outlet on this transformer that works when the trailer is not plugged in to external power; therefore the transformer must also work as an inverter to bump 12v from the trailers battery
storage up to 120v. It seems that the trailer battery
on the 12v system does not charge when the tailer is hooked up to external 12v power.
Sorry if that is convoluted.
Essentially what I am trying to achieve is as follows:
-Replace 1987 transformer with modern transformer
-New transformer should knock 120v down to 12v for use through trailer
-Must be able to wire in trailer's current 12v system
-New transformer should invert 12v from trailer battery
-BONUS new transformer will charge trailers 12v battery then the trailer is plugged into external power.
If anyone has replaced a transformer and cares to share their knowledge gained from the experience or can point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.