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Old 11-22-2015, 07:17 PM   #1
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Anyone know what happens when you a bad converter or what some signs it is malfunctioning

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Old 11-23-2015, 07:32 AM   #2
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House battery doesn't charge when plugged into shore power (or on generator).


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Old 11-23-2015, 09:36 AM   #3
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Do you have a multimeter and are you plugged into good shore power. If your converter is working well you should get a voltage of 13.2-14.4 depending on state of batteries.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:22 AM   #4
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Typically, if you are connected to shore power and have a battery disconnect; switch to disconnect and you will know if the converter is working.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:26 AM   #5
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Your battery will go dead and you'll not have any 12v power in the camper.

You may also see lights dimming then bright then again dim .
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:06 PM   #6
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A voltmeter is required equipment for camping in an RV of any size.

My converter hums...way-huge irritating...but it's working.
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Old 11-23-2015, 06:17 PM   #7
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Old 02-18-2016, 09:39 AM   #8
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I'm going to add what I did when my converter quit while on a trip. I lost all 12V when the batteries went dead so I took my portable 12V charger and connected to my batteries plugged into the 120v outlet on the coach and had 12v back, replaced the converter when i got home.

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