RV Power Converters

RV Power Converters

The convertors job is to convert AC power to DC power and supply that power to lights, pumps, fans and other DC based electronics around your RV. A converter is nothing more than a 12 volt battery substitution supply. When the RV is plugged into shore power the converter converts 110 volt power to 12 volt DC power. Most RV converters are composed of the following parts: Battery substitution power supply, and relay, D.C. Fuses and AC circuit breakers.

There are two styles of converters to choose from when looking for a new or replacement convertor. You will have the choice between a Deck Mount Power Converter or a Distribution Panel Power Converter.


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Deck Mount: A deck mount converter will be screwed to the floor or a sidewall. These can be installed anywhere the proper spacing requirements are met, such as; under a seat, in a cabinet, inside a hatch or compartment or anywhere you can re-reroute your incoming power supply to.


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Distribution Panel: A distribution panel is normally chosen when replacing an existing convertor that was previously installed. These convertors are large panel units that will install in a cut-out in the RV wall and remain visible and accessible. A Distribution style panel will normally have the fuses and circuit breakers located behind the main panel or door for more convenient access for repairs or replacement.


Some models of RV converters are installed with a battery charging circuit which enables the 12 volt house batteries to be charged while the RV is plugged into shore power. Even though your convertor may be equipped with a battery charger it will not bring a completely dead battery back to life.  RV converters do provide a charge to your RV house batteries, but only a small portion of the converters amperage rating is used for this. Normally 3 to 5 amps, which are not nearly enough to charge batteries that are discharged.

You will have other options to choose from when selecting an RV converter. You will be able to choose your amperage to make sure you have sufficient power for all your RV electronics and you will also have color options on some convertors to help blend your new converter to your RV’s color scheme.

When replacing a converter in your RV look for the manufacturer’s name, model number and the number of amps the converter is rated for, then match up your converter to the models listed on our website.

Click here to view all the RV Power Converters we carry.