Originally Posted by starburst2
Any thoughts out there on this mystery? Can the disconnect be "off" even when the little indicator light is glowing?
It's the same on my coach, when the shore power is plugged in and the disconnect is off the converter powers all the 12v loads but does NOT charge the batteries.
So those couple of things connected directly to the batteries, (LP Detector & Step) drain the battery. Parasitic load on mine seems to be about 0.4A with the LP detector on.
My short term solution has been to leave the battery disconnect on at all times. My long term solution is to rewire those couple of items so that they're on the other side of the disconnect switch.
Since the LP detector (and LP valve) fail closed when there is no power. And the disconnect swich can be reached with the step on or out. I don't see a problem with this. EXCEPT that the step won't retract if I start the coach with the step out, the battery disconnect off, and the converter not plugged in. Because it won't have power.
I bought a bunch of those "Remove Before Flight" red cloth tags that I put on things I need to do before I move the coach. For instance I hang one from the antenna handle when I crank it up. I'll have to put one of those on the disconnect too I suppose.