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Old 12-05-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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Itasca 33C Converter removal

I have a 2013 Itasca 33c. Need to remove the converter. I think it is located behind the main ac load center, Has anyone ever removed one and if so what is the best way to approach this problem?

Reason for removal is I suspect it is bad. Breaker trips immediately when turned on. If I looked at correct wiring diagram the converter and refrig is all that is on this circuit. I unplugged refrig and still a issue.

thanks in advance for the help
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I have a 2013 Itasca 33c. Need to remove the converter. I think it is located behind the main ac load center, Has anyone ever removed one and if so what is the best way to approach this problem?

Reason for removal is I suspect it is bad. Breaker trips immediately when turned on. If I looked at correct wiring diagram the converter and refrig is all that is on this circuit. I unplugged refrig and still a issue.

thanks in advance for the help
Are you by any chance plugged into a GFCI outlet?
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Old 12-06-2016, 04:42 PM   #3
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converter

Not sure yet what the converter is plugged into. Appears I have 2 choices to access it per Winnebago. Removing back from bathroom cabinet or removing main ac load center assy. Factory tells me the converter is sitting on top of the plug.
When the rain stops I will see which is easier.

Why would plug type be a issue?
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I have a 2013 Itasca 33c. Need to remove the converter. I think it is located behind the main ac load center, Has anyone ever removed one and if so what is the best way to approach this problem?

Reason for removal is I suspect it is bad. Breaker trips immediately when turned on. If I looked at correct wiring diagram the converter and refrig is all that is on this circuit. I unplugged refrig and still a issue.

thanks in advance for the help
Rick-I've got a 2010 Sunova 33c that I'm going to change out the OEM converter. Did you find out the best way to get to the converter? Also is there enough room for a larger sized converter?

I'm going with a Progressive Dynamics PD9280 as the replacement. Thanks!
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The converter isn't "plugged" into anything - it is hardwired as part of the integrated load center. In most such units, you can disconnect the integrated converter and wire in a deck-mount converter/charger to provide the same function. The deck mount may have to be along side or other near by place, depending on just what you have.

What is the brand name & model on the load center, e.g. Dimensions or Intelletec #xxxx?
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The converter isn't "plugged" into anything - it is hardwired as part of the integrated load center. In most such units, you can disconnect the integrated converter and wire in a deck-mount converter/charger to provide the same function. The deck mount may have to be along side or other near by place, depending on just what you have.

What is the brand name & model on the load center, e.g. Dimensions or Intelletec #xxxx?
Gary- OEM converter is a Schumacher SARVC55 deck mount. It's a unit that was made specifically for Winnebago. Single rate charge though. The wiring diagrams show that is plugged into a 15 A outlet that is nearby. The load center is an Eaton BR816L50RV.

I would tear into the MH myself to get to it, but it's in storage and it's **** cold out! The design plans show that it is located in a space that is behind the load center and also behind a removable panel below the sink in the bathroom.

I was wondering which way the OP accessed it and if there would be enough room in there for the larger sized replacement. I may have to PM him. Thanks!
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