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Love Your RV: DC to DC buck converter mod

WASHINGTON — In this video, I install a device called a “buck converter” in my RV to power my Lacrosse Weather Station display. By doing this, I will no longer need to replace it’s 3 AAA batteries. This will save me money over time and maintain my weather station settings.

See previous post and video on the weather station install and review for the reason why I run on battery power versus the AC wall plug.

I explain what the buck converter does and give you a demo of it in action. I also show how I modded my weather station display building the converter right inside it. Then, how I wired it in the RV’s 12 volt supply. I used the same 12 VDC power source that my See Level tank monitor runs off. I was able to hide the wiring behind the wall for a clean looking installation!

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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