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Old 05-20-2015, 08:11 PM   #1
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About my Power Center & Converter/Charger

Howdy gang! Now that my solar project is completed on my 90 1/2 Bounder, I've started taking a look at my Power Distribution Center and Converter/Charger as originally installed. The system seems to be a Magnatek/Parallax product, either a 6300 or 7300 series.

Here's my issue, for which I'm seeking enlightenment from the braintrust on this forum. When I look at photos of similar units using Google Images, they always have an upper half for fuses and circuit breakers, and a lower half for the converter. Mine on my Bounder only has the Power Center. There is no lower half. This is probably due to cabinet design considerations.

So, my question is, where is the lower half? Where is the converter? The only hole cut in the wood panel behind the cabinet door is for the upper half. And all of this is in the cabinet directly above the dinette.

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:41 PM   #2
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About my Power Center & Converter/Charger


You might find the converter behind the power center. A clue for finding the converter will be air louvers that are required for air circulation around the converter.


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Thank you John! When I partially pulled out the Power Center without disconnecting any wires, I found a half-sized (in comparison to the Power Center) metal box attached to the rear of the Power Center. Since posting here, I found a photo on Google that suggests that this box is probably the transfer switch.

Regarding your advice about "louvers", there ARE lovers at the bottom of this same cabinet, to the right of the Power Center. Combining this with the humming noise that I believe comes from the converter when powered, and which I' m hearing behind the panel ABOVE the louvers, I think that area is where the converter is. I will further investigate and report back.
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