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Old 07-29-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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I'm having a similar problem, only my 6 volt batteries (wired in series) are only reading 11.8 volts when plugged into shore power. I triple checked the wire terminals on top of the batteries- all good.
Any ideas here? Do converters go bad?
Yes they can "just" go out.

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Thanks TURBS- other than the batteries not getting adequate voltage are there any other signs I would see to double prove the converter is bad? IE- I don't want to spend $2-300 on a new converter without 100% proof.

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Old 07-29-2015, 12:48 PM   #13
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Thanks TURBS- other than the batteries not getting adequate voltage are there any other signs I would see to double prove the converter is bad? IE- I don't want to spend $2-300 on a new converter without 100% proof.

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If it's a wfco converter there's a trouble shooting guide here on the forum under the library tab at the top of the browser.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/downloads.php

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I looked at that already TURBS, unfortunately my existing converter is a different brand.

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Old 07-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #15
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If it's a wfco converter there's a trouble shooting guide here on the forum under the library tab at the top of the browser.
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Dumb question TURBS but I think my converter may be bad, I have no power inside my trailer when plugged into shore power except for my microwave and all outlets work. Nothing else does. So I was thinking of testing my converter. Forgive me but I'm not very knowledgeable on electrical systems but I'm handy. So to do the troubleshooting on the converter do I disconnect all the wires and take the entire unit out? From reading the guide it would be impossible to test it while it's still installed.

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Old 07-30-2015, 12:48 PM   #16
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Disconnect the positive lead from the battery. Then plug your unit into shore power. Read across the positive lead and negative lead with a multimeter set to the DC voltage scale. If the converter is working properly you should read 13.6 VDC or so from the DC output of the converter. If you get no voltage then the converter is back or the connections between. If you get no voltage reading then go directly to the DC output on the converter and measure there. Just ensure that the positive battery lead does not come in contact with the frame when you are doing this.
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Progressive Dynamics

Does anyone have experience with the Progressive Dynamics Converter? Thought about replacing my possibly bad WFCO with this one.

http://www.amazon.com/Progressive-Dy.../dp/B002OR4242
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:11 PM   #18
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Disconnect the positive lead from the battery.
This is an IMPORTANT STEP.

If your battery is shorted internally due to a broken plate, the converter WILL NOT WORK in order to protect itself from destruction.

Once the bad battery is out of the system, the converter should reset and deliver the 13+ volts (AT THE CONVERTER) if it is working properly.

Also you should check the two current limiters between the converter and the battery. (One near the battery and one under the frame or pin box near the umbilical cord box) The short side has a button that will pop out when it "blows." Correct the overload condition and press the reset button.

(Yours may be under a red cover).
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