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Old 01-25-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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Where could my power converter be??

Hi everyone,

Excuse the rather silly question (im very new to RV'ing....haven't actually used our TT yet)

I had the our TT plugged into 110v in the driveway to check everything out.....and it seems like everything works, lights, bathroom fan, radio, A/C, etc.......it got me thinking that there must be a power converter somewhere but I have no idea where it could be.

Where are they 'normally' located in TT.....its a 25ft Salem Lite by Forest River.

Thanks very much.
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Old 01-25-2008, 07:27 PM   #2
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hoorders,
The converter should be located on the back side of the AC/DC breaker panel.

Face of breaker panel below.
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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The converter should be located on the back side of the AC/DC breaker panel.

Face of breaker panel below.
Excellent..........I will check.......the breaker panel is right under my fridge/freezer.....so hopefully its accessible.
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Lights, fans, radios, slides work on 12 volt. (battery) A/C and such only works when plugged in to shore power. (or generator) The converter works behind the scenes...and isn't really something you can use to "plug things in" so to speak. (of course, you can buy and add one...but most trailers are not hooked up that way) The converter converts the shore power to 12 volt...here's a more indepth explanation of how it all works:

http://www.rversonline.org/ArtTipsConverter.html

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Lights, fans, radios, slides work on 12 volt. (battery) A/C and such only works when plugged in to shore power. (or generator) The converter works behind the scenes...and isn't really something you can use to "plug things in" so to speak. (of course, you can buy and add one...but most trailers are not hooked up that way) The converter converts the shore power to 12 volt...here's a more indepth explanation of how it all works:

http://www.rversonline.org/ArtTipsConverter.html

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Thats a great article.......and although I understand the purpose of the convertor, the article actually shed some light on where the converter might be......right below my fridge is the fuse/breaker panel.......I bet the converter is right behind that.

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Yep, you can usually hear the fan running when it's doing it's job.
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