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Old 06-23-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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Converter question...number 2...

I haven't seen any type of battery hookup for our camper. And I haven't found any unidentified wires/connections that can't be explained. Nor have I torn apart the dinette seat to look at the back of the converter to check for 'optional' connection points for a 12v battery source.

Will there be 'lugs' to connect a battery to the converter to create a plug-and-play 12v power source (sans shore power), or is a more sophisticated system need to be built/installed to provide basic 12v power?
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #2
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What model/year is your camper? That may help some folks better assist you.

Most converters do have a 12 volt battery connection, but I guess it is possible Jayco had some models without?

Couple of other questions --

Do you have electric brakes?

Do you have a 7 pin trailer harness? If so, does it provide 12 volt to the camper when plugged into your Tow Vehicle?
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Oops! Guess you need the basics...2000 Jayco Quest J8- no brakes, 4 pin connector.
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:45 PM   #4
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I googled around and looks like in fact the battery on the Quest is an option (My last popup didnt have a converter...so I am not up on them!). I read that they are generally pre wired. I saw one gentleman found wires tucked inside the frame near the tongue. If not, you will have to look behind the converter itself. If yours does not have a battery connection, you could replace with a modern converter for not that much $$$

Also - when checking out the wiring, double/triple check everything. In many cases your (+) will be Black and the (-) will be white.

Let us know what you find out.
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