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Old 05-24-2014, 09:00 AM   #11
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I followed the flow chart until I got to the end where it said my converter is working. However the one thing missing from the flow chart is to check the voltage at the battery. Sure enough at the battery I am only getting 12.7 volt which is the same with or without being plugged into 110 power. So I have some theories but have not found the answer. I think there might be a fuse or somekind of break that is preventing what is leaving the converter from making it to the batteries. Anyone seen this condition before. I looked around for a another place there could be a fuse but have not found it yet. I may have to follow the wires from the converter to the battery and check it along the way. But I do get 13.5 going out of the converter when I am plugged into 110 power.

If you ARE getting 13.5 volts at the converter then the converter is "working" and the converter is just not getting to the battery. You will need to trace the wires from the converter to the battery and find out where the disconnect is, which as mentioned is probably at one of the resettable little breakers. This HAS to be done before anything else goes forward, as if you upgrade the converter, you will be using these wires.

Unless you are plugged in all the time, a good multi stage unit like TURBS mentioned would be a good upgrade to consider. ALSO check your batteries carefully to make sure they are in good shape.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:01 PM   #12
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I am still looking for the little button. I haven't found it yet. I sent this picture so if anybody can help me with it.

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Old 05-24-2014, 04:13 PM   #13
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The button is on the side of the breaker. Hopefully one of those breakers in your photo is the culprit.
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I looked at them as close up and all around as I could with taking them off and cannot see a button of any sort. The one thing I found was writing on the side that says "SHORTSTOP 12A K09 50A" which may be of some help. I will do some googling and see what I can find.
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Old 05-24-2014, 04:49 PM   #15
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My money is on the one with the two big red wires.

On second thought there is a LOT of corrosion on those wire terminals.
Pull the ground wire off the battery and unplug the camper.

Remove each wire and buss bar and shine it up with fine steel wool or sand paper. Also the current limiter on the far right looks like it has suffered some damage on top (or it could be a photo anomaly).
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Old 05-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #16
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I would say that the 2 big red wires are in from the converter/ charger other to the battery, The little red wire I'm guessing is to you CO alarm. I would take all that off and add a resettable 40 amp breaker instead. Like all the pictures shows. You should be able to test for 12v at the 2 red connections. I would still buy the breaker and redo all those connections. Just go ground to the top red and then ground to the lower red should get a reading at both or the buss bar is bad.
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Old 05-25-2014, 08:43 AM   #17
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I looked at them as close up and all around as I could with taking them off and cannot see a button of any sort. The one thing I found was writing on the side that says "SHORTSTOP 12A K09 50A" which may be of some help. I will do some googling and see what I can find.
I think the reset may be the little grey tab on the side of the breakers in your picture. At least what little I can glean from the internet. Click that tab from one side to the other and see if you get 12 volts on the down stream end. The converter breaker is most likely the one on the left in the photo with the BIG red wire comin out the bottom.

Worth a try.
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Set your multimeter to DC VOLTS, 12v scale. Have all fuses in but turn off the converter. Then put the leads across the terminals of each self-reseting breaker, one breaker at a time. Good ones will show 0 or nearly 0 volts. Bad one will show 12 volt or so.

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After polishing up the shortstop fuses and the copper plate (bus) going across them and replacing all the nuts with brand news one here is my result. I am testing both with and without the 30 amp fuses plugged in at the converter fuse panel (per manufacturer diagnosis flow chart). Both test are with the 110 shore connected and the batteries fully connected. Every reading except 1 comes out 12.1 on the multimeter. The one exception is 13.4 and that is when I have the 30 amp fuses removed at the converter fuse panel and I reading from the converter positive terminal to the battery negative terminal which are right within the converter panel. Everywhere else at battery and at shortstop fuses is always 12.1 with or without the 30 amp fuses in at the converter fuse panel. I can only wonder if something insider the converter prevents it from reading 13.4 outside the converter panel.
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You might have a bad cell in the battery that is preventing the converter from connecting to the battery. If there is an internal short in the battery, the converter will trip off line to prevent damage.

Have you had the battery load tested?
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