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Old 03-23-2014, 09:21 AM   #1
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Blowing fuses

I have a 2011 Freedom Express 295RLDS and it keeps blowing the #6 15amp fuse which is labeled front. It powers the lights in the front bedroom and the radio/dvd player,I thought the radio was blowing the fuse so I unplugged it .When I returned to the camper this weekend it was blown again.I replaced the fuse and it blows it as soon as the main breaker is flipped back on,I noticed the fan on the 12v converter starts up and the fuse blows and the fan stops.Is the 12v converter connected to this fuse and could it be the cause of the blown fuses?
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:26 AM   #2
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The converter supplies 12 volts dc to battery and load. So normal if you have a short that the fan would come on until fuse blows.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:29 AM   #3
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Try pulling the light bulbs and see if it still blows. If the fuse doesn't blow, I would suspect one of the light fixtures might be shorted.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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get yourself a circuit breaker of the same size to plug in fuse location to help with tracking it down. Eliminates a pile of blown fuses $$$$
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I checked the lights and had a blown bulb ,I got to buy some bulbs to replace it.So you think the light fixture could be bad?
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:54 AM   #6
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unplug the fixture in question and see what happens first
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:56 AM   #7
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get yourself a circuit breaker of the same size to plug in fuse location to help with tracking it down. Eliminates a pile of blown fuses $$$$
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Where can i get on of these and what does it look like?, I've never heard of it.
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mini-breaker for 12 volts system:

NAPA AUTO PARTS
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most auto parts stores should have them, fairly popular.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM   #10
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Well I changed the light fixture that had the blown bulbs and it did look like it may have shorted out,but when I flip the power back on it blew the fuse .So I flipped all the breakers off in the fuse panel and disconnected the battery, flipped the 30 amp breaker at the campsite and replaced the 15 amp fuse with a 25 amp fuse .If I connect the battery up it blows the #6 fuse instantly,but if I leave the battery disconnected and flip on the 30 amp breaker then flip on the breakers in the fuse panel, the fuse blows when I flip the breaker marked refrigerator .The refrigerator stills works with the fuse blown but no power to the bedroom or radio/dvd player.That's all I know now what should I look at next?
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