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Old 08-31-2018, 08:29 PM   #1
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Changing GC10A-3E to 4E
Have two switchs in my control panel in the MH. One 12volt for gas and 120 volts for element. Want to use both of them with the 4E. Does anyone have the instructions on how to wire this and use both of the current switchs. The 3E has three wires and the 4E had four wires. Need help from some of you pros.
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Old 08-31-2018, 09:46 PM   #2
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Do you mean one switch has those two selections, an either or switch?
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Do you mean one switch has those two selections, an either or switch?
I can't help with the wiring change over, but I am pretty sure that he is wanting to operate both at the same time to extend the use time and faster recovery.
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4E uses 12V DC to BOTH switches.....
Electric On/Off switch sends 12V DC to the circuit board which then uses the DC to trigger a DC Relay that allows 120V AC to the element


So the DC to the propane on/off switch can be jumpered to the electric on/off switch


White wire from electric switch to circuit board
Orange wire from propane switch to circuit board


The 120V AC that went to electric switch in 3E version should go to the DC Relay AC Input wire.output wire to element
Current 120V AC Circuit Breaker still used



See pgs 23,24,25 in this manual
http://www.dutchmen.com/media/6554/a...large-file.pdf
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Old Biscuit has it right. Or you can use the instructions in this conversion guide from Atwood:
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