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Old 08-10-2011, 01:23 PM   #1
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another battery question

I think I have a load on my carriage batteries. The wall indicator showed my batteries to be 1/3 or less charged. I took them out of the coach and charged them. After re-installing they last about a week, while on shore power, before they again were down to 1/3 charge.
When I start the engine, the wall indicator shows 100% charge. I know that is false as I can not run a slide after turning off the engine.
I have a 2007 Georgetown XL with an Onan 5500 Gold Marquis converter.
If I have to try to run down a load or short, how do I set up the meter? I'm a real rookie at this.
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Old 08-10-2011, 01:42 PM   #2
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If your batteries are running down while on shore power your converter is not
working.
Could be a bad converter or blown fuse or tripped breaker.
Hopefully some other Georgetown owner will suggest what you should
be looking for.
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When I plug the shore power in, I hear the same 'click' from the box that I have always heard. Not an indicator that the converter is working, eh?

Can I plug shore power in and measure with meter at batteries?
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When I plug the shore power in, I hear the same 'click' from the box that I have always heard. Not an indicator that the converter is working, eh?

Can I plug shore power in and measure with meter at batteries?


that "click" you hear is the transfer switch.
not the converter .
sounds like a bad converter or fuse/breaker as previous poster mentioned.
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Can I plug shore power in and measure with meter at batteries?
Yes. Measure it first to see how many votls it shows; then connect to shore power. I know on my system shore power reads as about 13.6 volts.
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Old 08-10-2011, 02:48 PM   #6
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I recently tossed a battery that plain old would not take a charge. It would read 100% while charging but the moment it was removed from the charger it would test at no more than 11.75 volts.
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