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Old 05-24-2013, 07:35 PM   #11
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If he has 110 volts anywhere then it's not the surge protector. If he has 12 volts working but not maintaining charge then it's almost certainly the converter.

Find it and replace it with a PDI unit of appropriate size.

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Here is the troubleshooting guide for the WFCO converter:

A Magnetec converter user manual is also attached.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:33 PM   #12
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Happened to me and it was a case of a tripped 15amp feeding the converter. Did not realize it until the tv quite working. Reset the breaker and all was well. You need to push the beaker down and than up to reset.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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Happened to me and it was a case of a tripped 15amp feeding the converter. Did not realize it until the tv quite working. Reset the breaker and all was well. You need to push the beaker down and than up to reset.
Gosh I assume that was checked already. Good basic clue to verify.
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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Happened to me and it was a case of a tripped 15amp feeding the converter. Did not realize it until the tv quite working. Reset the breaker and all was well. You need to push the beaker down and than up to reset.
This correctly covers power to the converter, there may also be fuses on the DC or output side leading to the battery. I've had these blow with same result no charge.
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The funny part is ckbdk who wrote the original question hasn't been back since.
So we should halt until he comes and reads what we wrote and/or update us on what he found.
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He was on a 6 this morning. Maybe he is working on it as we speak...
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The funny part is ckbdk who wrote the original question hasn't been back since.
So we should halt until he comes and reads what we wrote and/or update us on what he found.
You're correct Iggy!
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #18
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Something that hasn't been mentioned is the 2 fuses on the converter. While I believe they are for reverse battery connection protection who knows what a surge will do. They are not that hard to check or replace (don't ask).
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #19
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OK. This is the wife; I can tell you the surge protector seems to be working. Also, several fuses were checked while we were at the campground and all appeared fine. He has been working today; when he gets home I will ask him to post more about what he had already checked. Thanks so much for all the responses! They have been appreciated.
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All good info posted here, Ok a quick way to check the converter, dis connect the - negative battery cable the one attached to the trailer frame. plug into a 110 volt power supply, are the 12 volt lights on, normal brightness? If they are converter is producing 12 volt power, now connect battery neg cable, using a VOM ( volt ohm meter) check voltage across the battery, should be around 13.5 volts, if yes all is good. If no check fuses or get into Herks troubleshooting guide! Good luck.
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