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Old 06-09-2016, 01:19 AM   #1
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My New Converter Was Running Warmer Than I Am Comfortable With...

The converter in our 2006 SunSeeker 3100 is inside the pedestal that supports the bed. I replaced the (presumably) original 2006 WFCO Converter for the Best Converter product. Works great, got another volt out of the pair of 12V batteries of indeterminate age.

For most of the three days we were on our last trip the converter area was warmer than makes me comfortable. As an old nerd, I like my electronics to run as cool as possible. After noticing all that warm air I decided to something about it.

I installed a fan, as the accompanying picture shows, to blow air through the converter cabinet. It is a 24 volt fan so that it runs slow and quiet, making a draft through the cabinet. A thermal switch comes on at 122 degrees and off at 86 degrees.

The brown ridge along the edge of the wooden cabinet is weather stripping to seal the bed pedestal. The wooden cabinet has several large holes for cables and such. The intention is to force air through the converter and out through the vents on the front of its cabinet.

I also have a 12 volt fan in case I need more air flow.

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2006 Sunseeker 3100SS - "Heart Of Gold"
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