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Old 12-10-2013, 04:30 PM   #21
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The 30 amp breaker goes between the batteries and the converter. Without pulling my bed apart I'm going by memory on which side of the 30 amp breaker the tug feed connects, but I believe it is connected to the battery side. Maybe someone who has not converted their 17B to a permanent bed can check, or I'll take a look next time I'm in the compartment...
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Old 12-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #22
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The 30 amp breaker goes between the batteries and the converter. Without pulling my bed apart I'm going by memory on which side of the 30 amp breaker the tug feed connects, but I believe it is connected to the battery side.
Thanks Jon.
That would mean it is protecting the wiring between battery and converter from being overloaded by the battery supplying more than 30 amps to the total of all of the trailer's load circuits, when the shore power and converter are not on. That should be a rare occurrence, so the breaker should last a long time.

It would not be primarily for protecting that same wiring from the converter supplying too much current to the battery, since the converter itself and its output fusing should limit that, presumably to the same value... although in this case the converter does appear to be capable of supply more than 30 amps.

Since the converter output capacity is 55 amps, there seems to be an assumption that the full converter output will never charge the battery (that 55 amps will only be reached by a combination of charging the battery while running significant other loads).
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:07 PM   #23
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That was it!

I posted a problem on this thread about a similar problem as the initial post person. I know very little about electrical problems but with the guidance from y'all I bought a meter and tracked down the problem after you told me EXACTLY when to put the meter probes. It was one of the 30 amp breakers. Then the REAL problems began. In Baja Mexico they ain't got one of those and I.didn't trust some of the breakers they offered. RV store is one the other side of the moon from were we Iive. A quick call to San Diego and had an exact duplicate in days (for $16.95 from Autozone!!!!!). Fixed and I am drinking a Margarita. Thanks everyone.
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