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Old 10-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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No correction needed. You are right. Detector on Sunseeker is powered from the 12 volt bus which is powered by either batteries or shore power via convertor. If have shore power battery switch can be off and still have power to the detector. Detector power is downstream of the switch so you can shut it off during storage to stop parasitic drain.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:41 PM   #12
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Surprised that the propane detector is not powered off the battery before the shut off switch; I stand corrected.
No problem. Sounds like your trailer does not operate the same way.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:18 AM   #13
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No problem. Sounds like your trailer does not operate the same way.
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No correction needed. You are right. Detector on Sunseeker is powered from the 12 volt bus which is powered by either batteries or shore power via convertor. If have shore power battery switch can be off and still have power to the detector. Detector power is downstream of the switch so you can shut it off during storage to stop parasitic drain.
My memory must be going as I believed a previous thread implied the detector in the Sunseeker was wired between the battery and the master battery cut out switch. As such a correction was needed.

My trailer did not come with a cut out so I installed my own; right at the batteries.
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Old 10-21-2014, 03:40 PM   #14
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Hopefully this will clear up some confusion on the Sunseeker. I have reviewed my electrical diagrams and checked out operation on my 2012 Sunseeker 3120. Other types of RVs may not operate the same.

With the switch in the open or off position the following occurs:

Front slide remains powered
Rear slide remains powered
Awning remains powered
The generator starting and running circuit remains powered.
The propane detector is not powered.
No other loads (lights, water pump, etc) are powered.
The battery does charge from the chassis alternator.
The battery does not charge from the power converter (if plugged into shore power)
The generator will run and produce AC power but will not charge the battery since it needs the converter connected.

Hope this helps.

Headsup to those with newer units. Just saw on another thread posted by FR factory rep that the converter connection was moved to before the switch starting with units made after Jan 2014. Those units will charge the batteries when plugged into shore power with the disconnect switch in the off position.
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