First, a Merry Christmas to all and good wishes for a prosperous and peaceful New Year!
Back to building after a RRV and family holiday hiatus. I need to get my wiring in now. I have the WFCO converter and this is my first time ever trying to wire with a converter or, for that matter DC. I have done lots of AC wiring with romex cable on our old houses but never have wired a fuse or breaker panel, DC or AC.
There are some things about the WFCO Converter set up that I am not clear about. Thanks to Steve--Sonetpro--I have a good idea of the wiring to the shore power inlet. It is the rest of the picture that is unclear. Here is what I am unclear about and would appreciate advice/help with:
1) a whatzit? question. Here is the picture. The black wire is an extra AC circuit. What I don't get is the metallic thing in the middle of the wire. Looks like an uninsulated wire nut/ connector ???!!!
2) The next question has to do with the AC side of the converter that is shown in the next picture:
The open space with the two prongs is the space for the circuit breakers. There are two prongs there, nothing else. I don't have circuit breakers yet, but my question is: how do they mount in that space?
3) For the trailer AC loads--I assume that they are wired directly to the breakers. I will have two AC circuits. One will be a hardwired Air Conditioner and the second will be two AC receptacles wired in parallel--the first receptacle will be GFCI
I assume a two pole AC breaker has a hot and neutral pole and that the ground wire for the load circuit would go on the ground wire bar at the top of the picture of the converter. Is that correct?
4) My next question is about the DC side of the converter--a picture follows.
The converter has only DC power wires coming out of the back, with no visible means to connect the white return wires from the load to anything on the converter--so, where do the DC return wires from the loads return to? Eg. To what are they attached?
One of my DC circuits from the converter will be to the following subpanel:
The wiring diagram is as follows:
I assume the DC power cable from the converter will attach to the top terminal on the subpanel--which is the common negative pole. But the mystery is that there is no positive cable from the DC side of the converter--so where would the positive come from--the battery???
I would appreciate any help advice anyone can offer. If I can get the wiring done, I have a fighting chance to be road ready by the end of January…which is when we are scheduled to leave for FL!
Thank you all !!
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