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Old 11-02-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Converter problem

Guess my converter is going out. We are camping with power. The light dim and then get bright. Check the battery charge state on panel and batteries are down to. 3 lights . Anyone know where converter is located? It will not let me edit title.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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confused!

your title says inverter, then you start your post with converter, then you end with inverter.
your problem sounds like the converter. if that's what it is, should be behind the fuse/breaker panel.

these are two different things. which is it?

all RV's have converters, which converts the shore power to 12v DC and also recharges the RV battery.
inverters do the opposite and usually are optional or have to be installed separately. they invert 12v DC to 110v AC to power things like tv's, dvd's, charge cell phones and so on.
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Old 11-02-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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Converter

Sorry about that . It's converter I'm guessing giving problem. I looked behind the fuse panel. Mine is a 2011 and must be somewhere else. With lights fading and batteries not at full charge. I guess it has to be going out. Maybe it's getting hot and making it kick on and off. We are headed home in morning and I'll try to find it. Anyone know what size or brand I should replace it with?
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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If its a wfco then its most likely "in" the fuse panel.
Here's one removed.

Progressive dynamics makes a replacement drop in.
And that's what converter I'd recommend replacing it with.

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http://www.progressivedyn.com/pd4600...placement.html

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:14 PM   #5
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Fuse box

My fuse box is a iota ISP-30. 120vac / 12vdc
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:08 PM   #6
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2011 solera S...In the big storage area on passenger side ...remove the panel on the right side and the converter is above the water heater (at least my 2011 is). You will see a 110 volt wire going plugged into and outlet and on the rear are two wires that go to the DC circuit.
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Old 11-02-2013, 11:59 PM   #7
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Per BClemens in a different thread, "under the bed ". He says mounted remotely from the fuse / breaker panel on Soleras. From other posters, believe, as stated above, can also be accessed through the basement compartment by removing panels. No personal experience - just repeating stuff I read on this forum.
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Old 11-03-2013, 04:07 AM   #8
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If its a wfco then its most likely "in" the fuse panel.
Here's one removed.

Progressive dynamics makes a replacement drop in.
And that's what converter I'd recommend replacing it with.

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4600 Series Upgrade or Replacement Power Converters from Progressive Dynamics

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X'S 2 on a progressive. The first WfCO that came with my unit failed from a bad fan, the replacement unit they put in the same convertor use to boil my batteries never drop to float at 13.2V always was charging at 13.6 (absorption mode). It still only had 1 fan and was noisy. When I replaced it with above unit it now drops to float or as progressive calls it storage. Came with a new board and unit with 2 fans. I had to take off the panel to see if the fans were running I couldn't hear anything. Also there is a charge wizard attached or integrated in the board for checking the operation or you can make it go into 14.4 volts at anytime you want. It only cost like $50.00 bucks more (amazon) then the WFCO that I replaced. The best part, it is a 4 stage charger not 3. It will also go into desolvation mode every 21 hrs when in float or storage for 15 mins to save on the build up. I'm glad I listened to Turbo and Barry. I'm very happy with this new convertor........
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2011 solera S...In the big storage area on passenger side ...remove the panel on the right side and the converter is above the water heater (at least my 2011 is). You will see a 110 volt wire going plugged into and outlet and on the rear are two wires that go to the DC circuit.
On my 2012, it's is in the same location.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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Ditto on my 2012, under the bed against the wall where the thermostat is located. I assume you can access it though the large cargo hold.
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