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Old 06-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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Power converter location

I have a 1996 Jayco designer series and cannot locate the power converter. The distribution center and the fuse box are right up front under the stove but I've looked everywhere for the converter. Any help would be truly appreciated.
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I don't know for sure, but since the fuse box and distribution center are under the stove, maybe the converter is, too? Is your's a 3 burner Atwood with an oven underneath the range top? If so, it is probably pretty easy to remove to look for the converter.

Do you ever hear a converter fan running? Could you locate the converter by the sound?
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That's just it, we have never heard a fan. We have had mysterious battery drainage and it seems to be the converter but until we can find the darned thing , it's a toss up. Thanks for your reply. We will keep looking.
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Chances are the inverter is in close proximity to the fuse panel. Few manufacturers want to increase the cost of building with long runs of wire. It's both costly and increases the likely hood of problems down the road.
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The converter is built into the circuit breaker/fuse distribution panel. It's what feeds the 12V fuses.
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Old 06-15-2014, 08:09 AM   #6
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Thank you! I considered that but there are no vents or fan. I'll open it up and see what's in there. Thanks again.
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Old 06-15-2014, 09:29 AM   #7
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Post the model number of the power distribution panel where the circuit breaker and 12VDC fuses are located.

It is probably a WFCO 8900 series.

The converter/charger module would be in the bottom compartment of that unit.




This photo shows the 120VAC circuit breakers missing on the left hand side of the power distribution box

Being a 1996 model it probably does not a good smart mode converter/charger unit installed. You might want to consider this upgrade which will take better care of your batteries.

Let us know what the model number is of your converter/charger unit.

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We are back to square one. I opened the breaker box and there is no converter in there. I'm going to call in an electrician to figure this out. Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
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