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Old 09-17-2010, 05:25 AM   #1
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DayBreak 2nd AC power mod.

If you have a dual light switch AC power set up in your coach this simple power mod will allow you to run both AC units while on shore power at most RV parks.
This is the type you should have for this mod.

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Here are the materials needed, short piece of romex, a two pole motor-switch, a cut in box, a 50' 12 ga extension cord,

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First you must identify what wires go where and label them.
I did this buy running power to the coach and flipping the switches and testing for power

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Once I isolated the one that goes directly to the rear AC I disconnected it from the switch.

I then used a box knife to cut the hole for the new switch box, It's easy the wood is thin.

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Next I wired the existing wire to the AC to the center position of the two pole switch (on/off/on)

then I ran a jumper from the old switch to one of the poles on the new switch, I the cut the female end off of my 12 ga 50' extension cord and wired it to the last pole on the new switch. (first I drilled a hole up into the coach feeding the extension cord in)

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The I cleaned it all up and put it all together.

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WaLa, now I can run both AC units via the 30 amp and 20 power out lets that most parks provide. Simply flip the new switch to AUX. (down for me)
there is no flow thru so there is no power coming out of the male end, Also while the switch is in the coach position (up for me the way I wired it) the other two switch work as normal.
The ground fault or 20 amp breaker on the pole protects the unit.



If I missed any details let me know.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:26 AM   #2
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I should have said, this mod including the cord is only about $50..
A small price to get the DW to stop naggin.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:42 AM   #3
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here is the switch I used, It is the same as the other two that came factory with my coach, I paid $20 for mine on ebay
pass and seymour, switches, 1226-i
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Nice!!!!!!
Thank you
I looked at the commercially available 2nd AC mods and they require rewiring of theses switches anyways, So I figured why spend the $100+ bucks on them when you will get the same results this way.

I was hoping someone else would find this useful.
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I looked at the commercially available 2nd AC mods and they require rewiring of theses switches anyways, So I figured why spend the $100+ bucks on them when you will get the same results this way.

I was hoping someone else would find this useful.

Thanks for your post, it is always nice to see how others have improved the Damon on their own.


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I looked at the commercially available 2nd AC mods and they require rewiring of theses switches anyways, So I figured why spend the $100+ bucks on them when you will get the same results this way.

I was hoping someone else would find this useful.
That is what I was talking about in my post above. The only difference is you put in a 3 way switch. Thanks for sharing.
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Mafiaman - Thanks this is exactly what I need to do to my motorhome. Problem is I don't feel very comfortable in doing the little things that you cover in your post. Which end up being the most important things. Like exactly how do I figure out the power? It would have been nice to see the connections you made to the new switch, instead of a brief description. but thanks I think this gets me going in the right direction.
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