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Old 08-25-2014, 01:39 AM   #1
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Question about electrical panel

I have searched through a few forums here and haven't seen a fairly cut and dry answer to this. I would like to know what people are using for a shore power panel hook up? One box that can charge a battery bank, power some DC circuits and provide 120V AC. Is this even a thing or am I asking to much of one box? I also think I understand but just want to clarify..when using an extension cord from my house, they make 30 or 50 amp adapters so I can plug directly in the power panel, correct? Thank you all.

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Old 08-25-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Re: Question about electrical panel

the box that can charge a battery, supply 120, and supply 12v is called a power converter.

there are quite a few for rv's. i think if i were to redo mine.....i would go with a separate marine fuse panel, and charger.
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Re: Question about electrical panel

We had originally planned to use an all in one panel. Due to a certain stubborn person (not me), we ended up with a small circuit breaker box made by Square D QO6-12L100S that holds 6 slim circuit breakers. It's similar to this one

One of the breakers powers the 3 stage PD 9260C 60 Amp RV Converter/Charger

We have a dedicated 700watt inverter to power the interior 120vAC lights, range exhaust vent and the 120vAC electronic controls on my LP range. We plan on getting another inverter to run the TV and DVD player so we can watch movies in a parking lot without the genny running. Right now we are set up for 30 amp. David wants to eventually rewire the panel to 50 amp. Our 12vDC stuff (the water pump) is wired directly to the house battery.
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:04 PM   #4
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Re: Question about electrical panel

Thanks for the replies guys! So if I did go the all in one route, would I just pick up the 30 Amp plug and install that and have the wiring into the panel and then out from there as needed? I have a nice inverter that will be hooked directly to my battery bank, as well as a solar set up that will also be used for charging. I just mainly have questions about the addition of shore power and where it ties in. Once again, thanks in advance. -Matt
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Re: Question about electrical panel

I've got just the thing for you!

This panel can fit (7) 120v breakers with a 30A feed, 12 DC fuses and has a three stage battery charger. Ours has worked out really well. The 45A charger will work for smaller battery banks. You'll need one 30A breaker for the service disconnect and the remaining 6 breakers can go to your appliances. Siemens duplex breakers are available at Home depot.
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