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Old 08-04-2018, 07:03 AM   #1
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Interior lighting question

I hardly ever use my battery power for my inside lights can I replace some of my interior factory lights with a nicer type house ceiling style light...and if for some reason it was left on and I did switch to battery power what would happen besides it not lighting would it damage anything??
I never opened up the factory lights,is there a separate 12 volt wire going to it?

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Old 08-04-2018, 07:10 AM   #2
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Your lights are 12 volt. You would have to run 110 volt wires to the lights to put up house lights. Probably could be done just not easy. Then you would need to leave the 12 volt lights up or you would have no lights if not hooked up to 110.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:07 AM   #3
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ok, now I'm confuse
my interior lights work when I'm plugged in and the red knob for 12 volts out side the trailer is turned off.

When the knob is off and I'm not plugged in nothing inside will go on,that is a given.
Also the factory built in raido works both ways 110 or 12 volts
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When plugged in and your battery is disconnected you are running off of the converter which is putting out 12 volts. With your battery connected and plugged in you are still running off of the converter only now you are also charging the battery.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:32 AM   #5
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Maybe this will help. Your camper has 2 electrical systems 12 volt and 110 volt .
110 volt system runs the AC - the 110 outlets - the 110 side of the refrigerator - the electric side of the water heater -the microwave and the converter.
12 volt side runs the lights - the radio - the spark for the gas side of the refrigerator - water heater - furnace - your bathroom vent fan and stove hood fan - the antenna booster - the furnace blower and your awning if electric.

When you plug in to 110 your converter runs all the 12 volt things and also charges the battery.


Hope this helps some and I may have forgot some things but you get the idea.
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Old 08-04-2018, 09:44 AM   #6
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ok got it now thanks.
I looked around on the net and there are some nice looking 12 volt ceiling lights available.

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:57 AM   #7
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You are welcome. That is a good option as there a lot of " upgraded" light fixtures to replace the generic ones. Glad to be of help.

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Old 09-05-2018, 02:01 AM   #8
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Don't you use skylights for extra lighting? I installed mine in the shower, and maybe will add more. This will save you some battery power.
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