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Old 05-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #1
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Bad converter I Think?

You friend has an older hornet tt. After hooking up the battery and getting sparks doing it which was a first time it blew the two 30 amp fuses. I then tried to replace the fuses and when doing so it sparks badly and once in place it blows the fuse. Something seems wrong to me. The 12 v lights work, and the other 12v items which run on the 15 amp fuses but the two 30's keep blowing which I think tells me it is not being charged by the shore line and the lights are running off the battery. Any help would be great. I am assuming the converter is bad.
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Sounds like battery is hooked up backwards.
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:50 AM   #3
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This is probably what happened. The battery was hoocked in polarity reverse and it blew the 2 fuses in the converter. If the battery polarity was put back the right way after and it keep blowing the 2 pull type fuses in the converter it has caused some damages to your converter.
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Sounds like battery is hooked up backwards.
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You friend has an older hornet tt. After hooking up the battery and getting sparks doing it which was a first time it blew the two 30 amp fuses. I then tried to replace the fuses and when doing so it sparks badly and once in place it blows the fuse. Something seems wrong to me. The 12 v lights work, and the other 12v items which run on the 15 amp fuses but the two 30's keep blowing which I think tells me it is not being charged by the shore line and the lights are running off the battery. Any help would be great. I am assuming the converter is bad.
The fuses are ment to flow when you have a short.
YOu have a major short so don't keep replacing fuses just find someone to check out your friends system that has some electrical background.
Like others have said you may have blown your invertor and that is the short or you may have the batteries hooked up incorrectly.
Let us know what they find in your friends rig.
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Will keep you updated. It is at the shop now. We will see how fast they can get to it. ITs a busy week there with everyone trying to get out camping this weekend.

I hooked the battery up correctly. However I am not sure if they tried before me and that caused the problem and then they unhooked it. Anyway I'm pretty sure the converter is shot.

Thanks for the tips!
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