So I expedited my final meeting of the day to get home early to go through the installation process. When I left my meeting, I couldn't believe my eyes, the sky was dark, the wind was blowing wildly and dust, rain and hail was coming down at me from every direction. In addition, on the way home, I encountered thunder and lightening all around me most of the way home.
So I waited for the thunder and lightening to pass over our house and I decided to move forward with the converter installation. My thought was that it would be much cooler installing it during the storm than when the sun was beating down all day on our motorhome.
So I am happy to report that the installation was fast and easy, not the 30 minutes advertised, but more like 45 minutes, I am a little slow. So everything wired up perfectly and I flipped the switch to test everything out and the power went out for blocks around us.
Our neighbor came running over accusing me of shutting down the neighborhood with my installation and causing him to miss out on watching Survivor. Well the power was down for three hours and it finally came back up around nine o'clock.
The converter appears to be working perfectly and I can't find anything that doesn't work, I think we avoided a big bullet by not having any appliance damage, burnt wires or anything else that could have cost big bucks. The only thing that I have noticed is that the converter fan comes on anytime that I switch on a light, which is different than our old converter. Do your converters work this way?
|Marked all of the wires after removing the old converter|
|Took longer than I thought to wire the power board|
|Everything up and running...flipped all the switches and no sparks!|
|Storm blowing out of the area|
|Cooking dinner in the dark!|