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Old 10-09-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Have no DC power when plugged into 120VAC

I have a 2014 Salem Cruise Light. I have used it 4 times without a problem. On this last camping trip my DC wouldn't work when hooked to my generator. Only my microwave worked. I charged my batteries and it all worked but wouldn't hold a charge long. I got home and plugged into my house and same thing is happening. I have always taken my batteries out when im not using it and never have had an issue. Please help, I'm new to having a trailer. Thanks!
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. It sounds like your converter at the TT power center is not sending a charge to the batteries. Could be the converter went bad or a relay/breaker has tripped.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:08 PM   #3
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Since you mentioned taking out your batteries, if when reinstalling them, if you hook the cables up backwards (even for an instance), you will blow the reverse polarity fuse(s) for the converter.

The converter will not function until these fuse[s] are replaced.

Depending on what brand you have, depends on where they are.

In this pic, you can see the 40 amp reverse polarity fuses separate from the other ones, and below where it states they are reverse polarity fuses.

You might want to check that out and make sure your fuses are good.

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Old 10-10-2014, 12:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I checked my fuses and breakers and all was fine. I took the panel off to look behind and see if something is wrong with the circuit board itself. I noticed and blown cap. Anyone know what might cause that?
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Old 10-10-2014, 01:16 PM   #5
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I noticed and blown cap. Anyone know what might cause that?
Uhh, not quite sure what you meant to type or if autocorrect changed it.
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Sorry, I meant it looks like there is a blown capacitor. Just wondering what would have caused that
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Old 10-11-2014, 08:11 AM   #7
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Sorry, I meant it looks like there is a blown capacitor. Just wondering what would have caused that
Hmmm, is it a WFCO brand converter, as they are kinda known for being problematic?

Also, is there any chance you may have hooked up to 240 volts on your generator at any time?
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