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Old 09-11-2013, 12:15 AM   #1
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The 30 amp inverter has 40 amp fuses installed. Anyone have any info on this? Trailer was purchased new and is a Wildwood Heritage Glen 282RK. Thanks.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:57 AM   #2
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i think you mean CONVERTER, NOT inverter.
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Old 09-11-2013, 05:04 AM   #3
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Agreed... Can you take a photo and post it here? If I had to guess you're probably looking at the overload protection on the battery cable inside the converter. Most converters use somewhere between 2 and 4 automotive fuses ranging from 15-40 each wired in parallel to keep the battery from overloading the panel and prevent a fire should the battery cable ever short out.
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Normally the 40 amp fuses are for reverse battery connection protection.


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Old 09-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #5
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Yes , converter. I was up way past my bedtime. Hopefully the photo shows up but, f1100turbo hit the point as the photo shows. Thanks to all.
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Okay after seeing the photo were on the same page. The 30A refers to the max AC amperage coming from the shore power at the campsite. The fuses are as I mentioned protection on the DC side to protect the converter and battery cables from shorts and polarity reversal. This is perfectly normal.
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:42 PM   #7
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Got it.

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