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Old 04-25-2013, 08:39 PM   #11
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The converter has nothing to do with the PI surge protector. I just happened to replace the converter 'cause the WFCO unit was moaning like a whore in heat when initially started. The PI surge protector tied directly into the #6 cable from the rear of the trailer. I disconnected it at the distribution box and cut the lengths as described in the instruction manual perhaps a tad longer cause there's plenty of room to bend the wiring a bit with needle nose pliers, then screwed down the 'input' side in place. I added 4 ft of # 6/3 wire to the output of the protector and cut & trimmed the end to match what I pulled from the distribution box. The extra length enables me to put it back to stock configuration when I eventually send The Beast down the road and find an attractive position in the compartment to mount it without it looking like Amish installed it after an all night bender.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #12
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It took me all of a six pack and two days after work to install the units but Man O' Man they look slick sitting in the electrical bay all lined up with no sawdust and wood shavings around like the manufacturers leave behind. The remote's had to be engineered as to where they will mount inside the coach, but other than that it was so easy a Caveman could do it.. After spending a half hour swilling a Jacks on the rocks, watching my remote display fire out volts, hertz and amps, and ZERO errors I'm a happy camper. It's kinda cool seeing what electrical accessories draw what current on which line. 50amps use Line 1 and Line 2. Basically two 120v together but not tied to eachother making 2 120V lines 50amps.
Cool chit eh?
Major Kudos to all that helped with info on this project. Next one will be replacing the pin box with a 5th Airborne or TravelAire.
I did my 30 amp yesterday , and will be asking next yr probly, about replacing my WYFCO box and a different charging system, may be also an inverter,waiting for two reasons $, the WYFCO in our TH is new, and will hopefully work well for a while.
Good job ! Sounds like you had a good time with this install !
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:07 PM   #13
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I had a great time. I took my time, had the radio in the garage blasting Rock N' Roll and thought then re-thought each step before cutting into anything. Some projects are a drag, this was just plain fun.
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I had a great time. I took my time, had the radio in the garage blasting Rock N' Roll and thought then re-thought each step before cutting into anything. Some projects are a drag, this was just plain fun.
That is awesome. Hard to believe that we can all be so happy after doing all of that work, spending that time, and the only thing that we get out of it is to see that silly little box with LEDs on it just keep "blinking" different letters and numbers......and you will get the same feeling from now on when you see that oh-so-wonderful E-0
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