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Offline srosa707

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Replacing converter and have Questions
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:09 PM »
Hello all.  I've recently received my 35 Amp Boondocker converter and have a question.  This converter is a plug-in type, as opposed to the hard-wire type that I am replacing.  Does the breaker for the outlet and associated wiring need to meet or exceed the 35 Amp rating of the converter itself?  I'd prefer to hard-wire this unit but that would mean I would have to drill the rivets out of the boondocker to open it up and then run new wiring. 

Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: Replacing converter and have Questions
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 07:16 AM »
 D:oH! If it ain't broke don't fix it.

Offline Rickf1985

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Re: Replacing converter and have Questions
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 07:58 AM »
If it is part of the Boondocker it will be quite sufficient for the job. There is no way they would,or even could, sell something with undersized wiring. They are made in America I believe. That is the kind of thing you expect to find on Chinese garbage. I have a 45 amp Boondocker and have never had any problems with it.

Offline Elandan2

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Re: Replacing converter and have Questions
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 06:32 AM »
I think you will find that the "35 Amp" rating is for the 12V output, not the 110V input circuit.
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Offline srosa707

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Re: Replacing converter and have Questions
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 11:13 AM »
Elandan,


Yes, you are correct, but then it got me thinking about the power requirements and had me second guessing myself.  I got it all installed yesterday and it works great.

Offline Elandan2

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Re: Replacing converter and have Questions
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 12:48 PM »
Good to hear!!
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