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Old 05-19-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone!

I have a fuse that continues to shut off as soon as I replace it causing my fuse box fan to not operate. I'm afraid that it might overheat because of it, any ideas on what may be causing this?

Many Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:25 PM   #2
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Hey Everyone!

I have a fuse that continues to shut off as soon as I replace it causing my fuse box fan to not operate. I'm afraid that it might overheat because of it, any ideas on what may be causing this?

Many Thanks in advance!
Not sure what you are calling your fuse box fan exactly. Can you state what make/model RV you have.

You may be referring to a converter fan, but this is all guesswork without more details or perhaps a pic. Have you recently replaced or hooked up a battery? What size fuse keeps blowing ......or are you perhaps talking about a circuit breaker tripping instead of a fuse?

Let us know more and I'm sure somebody can help you out.
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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Its a 2014 Prime Time Avenger, its currently hooked up, definitely a converter fan and a fuse not a circuit breaker, theres a slight spark, the fan turns on then it shuts off and the light turns red.
I'll try to upload a pic, but the description states is a lights 15 fuse.
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Its a 2014 Prime Time Avenger, its currently hooked up so Im not using battery power.
I'll try to upload a pic, but the description states is a lights fuse.
What I was trying to get at, if it's the converter fan, which is a lot of time located right underneath the electrical distribution box in your RV, then it's possible if the fuse that perhaps goes to the battery reverse polarity fuse(s) is blowing, which would kill power coming out of the converter (and it's fan).

However, this only usually happens when you connect the battery wires backwards, thus the reason i was asking if you have connected/disconnected the battery recently.
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wmtire, notice the OP's edit at 2:58 p.m.
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Sure looks like there is a short in that circuit.....fan comes on as the current in the converter goes high then shuts down as fuses blows....red led lights up after fuse blows showing still a circuit continuity......you need to find where fault is in that circuit....if you do same without shore power, fan will not come on as it is only on battery power.....
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Ah! I understand..How do I go about finding the fault in the circuit? And just to make sure I understand, the fan should not go on while I'm hooked? Only when using the battery?
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The fan only operates when you are on shore power and converter is supplying load and batteries.....and to find the short in the circuit....well better have a friend that knows electrical and knows how to trouble shoot electrical faults....too long here to explain....
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You said that the fuse is labeled 'lights'?

Are there any lights that don't work? Be sure to check the storage compartments and outside lights.
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