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Old 07-31-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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2007 Sunseeker power issues

I posted a little over a week ago with a question about battery/power converter, etc. The reply to part of my question indicate the battery disconnect should be in the ON position when plugged in. After remedying that situation, all seemed to be well. Until today!

Upon turning one of the lights on this morning, I noticed it was dim, just like last week. In an effort to curb my frustration, I flipped all the breakers (individually) hoping one was tripped slightly. Not sure why, but all seemed to be fine after that. Tonight, i noticed the lights dimmed again. My breaker trick didn't work this time. I am extremely frustrated! I haven't gone around checking amps and volts yet like last time (where everything was fine), but not sure what could be wrong. Again, plug is secure in Park outlet and Park power is fine. Battery Disconnect is now in ON postition, as it has been all week. Circuits are correctly set, and fuses seem fine (haven't actually pulled them, but). Should I be worried about the power converter? AC has been off, only fridge is running, and whatever draw you get from things plugged in but not running. Water Heater is currently turned off completely. I did start the AC tonight, and other than taking a couple of trys or minutes to get it to start, it seems to be working fine, but again, lights are still dim, fridge threatens to stop, and gas detector is in fault mode.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 08-01-2011, 12:55 AM   #2
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Since you have tripped all the breakers, check the display panel for water tank level and battery. See what the battery level is. If not on full, I would switch the battery disconnect off and on 3 or 4 times. Then it is time to check for tight terminals and corrosion, then it will require a meter and some farther checking. Check the large value fuses in the fuse panel also, maybe as large as 40 amp.

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Old 08-01-2011, 05:22 AM   #3
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Should I be worried about the power converter? ........Yes

Check the fuse on the converter and if they are good, diconnect the battery and check to power that is coming from the converter to the battery... If the converter is bad go on-line to Best Converters and get a new one. Mine did the same as your a few months ago on our 2008 Sunseeker.
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Old 08-01-2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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I'd check your ground wire to see if there's a bad connection. I have a situation where I had no headlights one morning and all the other lights were very dim. After tracing the wiring back to the frame I found that FR had used an aluminum self-tapping screw and oversized washer to create the ground to the frame. They also did not remove any of the paint where the end of the terminal connector would make contact with the frame. So my ground was just the threads of the screw. Once it oxidised the connection was gone. I found the problem and drilled a hole and used a bolt, the correct size as the terminal ring coneector, removed same paint with a wire wheel and the problem was solved. I spray coated everything with terminal procector. Hope yours is something that simple.

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