Edited by Toddhom, 17 July 2019 - 01:24 AM.
Understanding 2004 Eagle electrical system.
Posted 16 July 2019 - 04:00 AM
Posted 16 July 2019 - 12:33 PM
Um, a bit confusing. I think you want your truck battery to charge the camper battery when you are driving. You'll probably want an isolater (a lot of Blue Sea users on this forum including me). Now, what to do w/ the solar. If your Eagle is like mine, the camper battery is under the bench seat. You'll need all that area where the current battery is for your refrig (assuming you'll put it there).
I'm guessing they wired it the way it is for easy install of the solar. I'm not sure how many amps a solar panel puts out but when you hook up your truck system 25A probably won't work and the fuse will blow (esp. when the solar and truck are both charging the camper battery). I can't remember what amp fuses I use but it seems like it's more than that plus you need rather think guage wire from truck to the camper battery.
If you have the right isolator, etc. you won't overcharge the camper battery and it'll protect your truck battery from discharge.
You're going to need to do some new wiring and most of it isn't difficult except for figuring out how to get he solar wiring to the new location for the camper battery via the controller (which you can put under the bench seat or other location where you can see it).
I'm not sure if that helps at all.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:22 AM
Edited by Toddhom, 17 July 2019 - 01:25 AM.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:35 AM
You should have a converter. Take the 110 and converts it to 12v. Easy to check, plug in, make sure the main power switch is on see if the lights work. Mine also wasn't designed for solar or camper battery but it was easy enough to wire.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:36 AM
I also need to understand how, that if I plug my shore power in will it charge my auxiliary battery.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:39 AM
Not sure I have a converter although you would think so. What does it look like? Anybody in the Los Angeles area who understands this stuff that could help me to understand it.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 01:45 AM
Unless it was shell you should have an Iota DLS-30 converter which also charges the battery (how well depends on if it has the IQ4 module).
Posted 17 July 2019 - 02:55 AM
Craig 333. unless its hidden I do not have a converter.
Posted 17 July 2019 - 03:55 PM
The converter is usually mounted behind the cabinet panel on the driver side. In our camper if I lay down on the floor and look up under the cabinet I can see the converter to the left of the fuse box which is mounted in the the cabinet inside the sliding doors at the bottom (need a flashlight).
Edited by ckent323, 17 July 2019 - 03:57 PM.
1993 Dodge Cummins W-250 Club Cab long bed, 2007 FWC Keystone
Posted 17 July 2019 - 06:03 PM
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