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Stevec3201 10-05-2011 03:55 PM

24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
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Just got my new converter :mrgreen: Guess what? It's made in Tawain, not China. At least Tawain buys American Military stuff :thumbup:

The Converter is very heavy and appears to be of quality construction. The package that it comes with contains the hardware to attach little terminals to the unit. Also has some shrink tubing :thumbup:

I'll let you guys know how good it works when the kids give me a chance to install it. Free shipping and I got it next day! :shock:

SaltLifeCC 10-05-2011 04:52 PM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
Steve, does it have an on/off switch or are you going to wire one in? Those things scare me if they can't be powered off when not being used.

Would be cool if you could/would do a DIY with picures on how and where you install it. I really like how well my extra 12v works for my accessories but I may change to a converter someday.

Stevec3201 10-05-2011 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by SaltLifeCC (Post 631287)
Steve, does it have an on/off switch or are you going to wire one in? Those things scare me if they can't be powered off when not being used.

Would be cool if you could/would do a DIY with picures on how and where you install it. I really like how well my extra 12v works for my accessories but I may change to a converter someday.

No on/off switch, but I will install one. I want to put one on just like the tow/run switch. So when I go for a ride, I'll have 2 switches to throw, instead of one.

I'll post pics when I'm done. Still need some more wire (AWG 10) and terminal plugs before I can complete this insatallation. I also have a 12 volt DC to 120 AC converter to power anything that requires 120 AC. I'll put that in the dash, as it's water-resistant in there 8)

carguy 10-06-2011 12:01 PM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
I installed mine & used a key type switch. Installed the switch along side the dash key. Makes it more dificult to turn on the converter, but hopefully it will stop some idiot from messin' with the car.

My .02 cents worth.

Have fun ! 8) Dave

Stevec3201 10-06-2011 02:00 PM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
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Originally Posted by carguy (Post 631661)
I installed mine & used a key type switch. Installed the switch along side the dash key. Makes it more dificult to turn on the converter, but hopefully it will stop some idiot from messin' with the car.

My .02 cents worth.

Have fun ! 8) Dave

I just ordered a CC tow/run switch with rubber boot. I'm going to drill a hole near the tow/run switch and install the new switch for the converter.

cheapjeep2 10-06-2011 03:16 PM

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I have put in several of those they are solid and dependable units.

ZackMan 10-07-2011 06:55 AM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
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Originally Posted by Stevec3201 (Post 631311)
No on/off switch, but I will install one. I want to put one on just like the tow/run switch. So when I go for a ride, I'll have 2 switches to throw, instead of one.

I'll post pics when I'm done. Still need some more wire (AWG 10) and terminal plugs before I can complete this insatallation. I also have a 12 volt DC to 120 AC converter to power anything that requires 120 AC. I'll put that in the dash, as it's water-resistant in there 8)

Steve3201,

I'm looking forward to your pics in regard to the final install. For novices like me I really would appreciate what part of the converter you plan to install the wiring (10 AWG) for the on/off switch? I didn't know that it needed an on/off switch. I probably will purchase this same unit and want to ensure I have all essentials at the start.

Since the unit is heavy where do you plan on placing it? Please excuse the questions.

ZackMan
:thumbup:

erict 10-07-2011 07:27 AM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
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Originally Posted by ZackMan (Post 631970)
Steve3201,

I'm looking forward to your pics in regard to the final install. For novices like me I really would appreciate what part of the converter you plan to install the wiring (10 AWG) for the on/off switch? I didn't know that it needed an on/off switch. I probably will purchase this same unit and want to ensure I have all essentials at the start.

Since the unit is heavy where do you plan on placing it? Please excuse the questions.

ZackMan
:thumbup:

It doesn't need an on/off switch but wise to put on there so there is no draw on your batteries and for piece of mind from a safety standpoint:wink:

ZackMan 10-07-2011 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by erict (Post 631977)
It doesn't need an on/off switch but wise to put on there so there is no draw on your batteries and for piece of mind from a safety standpoint:wink:

Thanks for the feedback.

Stevec3201 10-07-2011 08:15 AM

Re: 24-48 to 12 Volt Converter
 
Okay, last night I mounted the converter in the bagwell space to the botom of the rear seat. I'll post pics later. I made a small cut-out to the top of the motor acces panel and ran the wires to the battery box.

Now I'm trying to hook it up to the lights. I read to separate the 48 volt disconnect (in dash) and introduce the converter to this circuit. Then it says to connect the #1 pos to the blue wire in the center controller area.

Currenty, the one battery system uses the the #4 pos (12 volts) to this blue wire. I don't understand how connecting that blue wire to the # 1 pos (48 volts) does anything if I already connected it to the wires in the dash?????

Any help would be appreciated before I melt something expensive!


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