Originally Posted by Squeezer01
Thanks for the quick reply.
I need to go pick up a multi meter( one of those things I should have but don't )
Follow up question- the converter is an Iota IDP 30- not much literature online, other than they quit selling the IDP line in 2010- one blogger mentioned something about their panels and fires!!
I can't tell if the front of the unit has or should have a power indicator light ?
If so then I don't see anything lit up and may have diagnosed the issue even without the multimeter? I'd think it would have a power indicator light.
If it is the inverter can you recommend a brand for replacement ? I'd also think the newer models would likely have a float or trickle charge for the batteries as well ?
Cousin has first hand experience with your current one...so follow his lead.
That said...I will assume you have a 30amp converter in there somewhere and it is an old fashioned single stage. Actually Iota has an excellent new line of converters with their IQ4 stage charging models which do 3 stage charging + do a short EQ charge weekly to prevent sulfation.
IOTA 30 AMP CONVERTER CHARGER WITH SMART CHARGE DLS30IQ4
Amazon sells this as two separate unites...DLS30 and IQ4...which simply plugs into the DLS30 "phone jack"
This is an EASY DIY since the unit plugs into any standard AC plug and you just have to connect your black & red battery wires and bolt the unit in place.
Hopefully you just have a fuse blown or breaker tripped.