Originally Posted by laughitoff
Did some more troubleshooting. The batteries are charging but the 12v system lights, water pump, etc are running off of the batteries. it does sound like the convertor is clicking on. before this issue if the lights were on battery power only, and then i would kick on the generator then the lights became brighter. this does not happen anymore. I will keep updating as i go along.
Your batteries more than likely had a low charge before, so the lights would go brighter when the generator was running (converter was operating then, thus brighter lights).
Now that your batteries have charged up from running your generator, the lights will be the same brightness with or without the generator running.