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Old 05-20-2011, 07:23 AM   #11
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When I do not use the inverter while in motion the coach batteries are getting fully charged. It's when I use the inverter while in motion the coach batteries are depleted.
Which Xantrex Inverter do you have? Is it isolated to a couple circuits? Does it have a charger in it as well? How many betteries do you have? Are you running the fridge on propane or 120 volts? You may be using more power than the alternator is producing to recharge the batteries.
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Old 05-20-2011, 07:43 AM   #12
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Which Xantrex Inverter do you have? Is it isolated to a couple circuits? Does it have a charger in it as well? How many betteries do you have? Are you running the fridge on propane or 120 volts? You may be using more power than the alternator is producing to recharge the batteries.
I'm a novice so very limited here on this electrical stuff. I have a prosine 1800 it does not have a charger in it (learned that after I purchased), I have two batteries, and fridge is always on propane while in motion. I normally have only the tv on when using the inverter and the in motion sat. The DVD player, direct tv box etc., power lights are on but not being used. By the way, this was a Camping World install, so that could be my problem too. I am taking it to Jim Donnies in Glenn Bernie on Tuesday to see what's up?
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Old 05-20-2011, 08:06 AM   #13
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Could be the problem. I had problems with mine at the start. The installation was part of the problem and the Inverter was the other. Xantrex replaced the Inverter under warranty when 1 side lost all power. I had to by-pass it while on vacation in Ocean City. We came back from the beach to find half of the coach was dead. Good luck, let us know what they find.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:41 PM   #14
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378ts charges coach batteries while engine is running. I know this because the slides would not go out & the dealer started the engine for 20 minutes to charge rv batteries so the slides would run in & OUT when we first looked at it on the lot.
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:47 PM   #15
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Absolutley correct. The alternator charges the deep cycle batts when the engine is running.
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:28 AM   #16
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Good thread.
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I have a Berkshire and seem to be having the same problems were the house batteries are not charging. I had them at 10V recently. I by passed the invertor thing outside and was able to charge them so we think we have a bad wire feeding the invertor however I'm no expert here. I turned on the Gen and ran a ext cord from the outside AC outlet to the invertor. I unhooked the wire feeding it and wired them into the invertor which made everything normal and it then charged the batteries. I took it to by dealer and by the time I got there everything was ok again and batteries were charged. They played with it for a day and could find nothing wrong. It's been about 2 weeks now and things still ok. Any thoughts ? Thanks Ron
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Have you checked the water level in the batteries recently???
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Yes I have and water levels are fine. The problem is no power is going to them to charge them.
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Yes I have and water levels are fine. The problem is no power is going to them to charge them.
Did you check the 30 or 40, I forget, amp fuses inside the power center? I think you need to remove the front panel to get at them.
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