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Old 07-09-2013, 06:48 PM   #11
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Woodie, a multi-meter will only show the 'float' voltage in the battery not what the battery will provide under a load. That's why it was suggested to get the battery 'Load Tested'. It's easy and free. Chances are good that unless the battery has been run low on water or sulfated that it'll be just fine. Deep cycle batteries are perty tuff. On another note, your WFCO converter might have just bitten the dust. The fan may be doing it's job trying to cool overheated circuits. It's a tuff call, but for less than $200 you can buy a state-of-the art Progressive Dynamics with a 'Charge Wizard' and never have to worry about your converter again.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #12
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Woodie, a multi-meter will only show the 'float' voltage in the battery not what the battery will provide under a load. That's why it was suggested to get the battery 'Load Tested'. It's easy and free. Chances are good that unless the battery has been run low on water or sulfated that it'll be just fine. Deep cycle batteries are perty tuff. On another note, your WFCO converter might have just bitten the dust. The fan may be doing it's job trying to cool overheated circuits. It's a tuff call, but for less than $200 you can buy a state-of-the art Progressive Dynamics with a 'Charge Wizard' and never have to worry about your converter again.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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My old fiver had a three way refrigerator 12v/110v/LPG my new fiver has a two way
110v/LPG and 12v controlls but I know the old unit would draw the batteries down if it was just on 12v and the converter would not keep up on my new trailer the 12v controlls just sips the 12v power. The conveter on the new trailer the fan usually only comes on when I use the slides or the batterys are low otherwise the fan is hardly ever on. You might have lost some capacity on your batteries after running them down I would think?
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #14
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Woodie, since your fridge is a 3 mode type, when used only on DC, it will draw a fair amount of amps from your converter and battery. That would be the reason the converter fan is always on. When you put in on gas only, the fan probably shuts off? Look a page 9 of the manual and it explains that in only DC mode it will discharge your battery rapidly if not connected to towing vehicle or shore power. The DC mode is to be used once the fridge is already cooled down and to maintain it that way when you travel. As far I'm concerned it is normal operation.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:28 PM   #15
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Woodie, since your fridge is a 3 mode type, when used only on DC, it will draw a fair amount of amps from your converter and battery. That would be the reason the converter fan is always on. When you put in on gas only, the fan probably shuts off? Look a page 9 of the manual and it explains that in only DC mode it will discharge your battery rapidly if not connected to towing vehicle or shore power. The DC mode is to be used once the fridge is already cooled down and to maintain it that way when you travel. As far I'm concerned it is normal operation.
Didn't know it had a three way fridge...
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:27 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for the information .I talked to the manufacture and he said that if the fridge is drawing power from DC ,the convertor has to convert that to AC to run the fridge, as that is what the fridge runs on (AC),so it will make the fan run on the convertor to cool the unit as it works.Therfore normal .
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