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Old 09-17-2015, 09:26 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by sunseekercamper56 View Post
Our surge protector is
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thanks to all who have responded so quickly.It is great when you have wifi when camping for these emergencies!
As of this morning,surge protector is plugged back in,appears to be working fine but battery has stopped at 2/3.
Thanks again!
We are camping in beautiful Petoskey,Michigan and temperatures in the 80's which is amazing for so late in the season this far north:😎
You haven't mentioned what battery liquid level was? If plates were showing, you'll most likley never see a full charge again.

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Old 09-17-2015, 09:45 PM   #12
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Per the manual:

If the red “SURGE” indicator LED is on, it
means that the built-in surge protection has
been sacrificed to protect your equipment
and is no longer functioning properly.
Other features will still function, but the
unit is recommended to be replaced.

In this unit, the surge is absorbed by a semiconductor device that is sacrificed. If you plug it back into any empty pedestal, is should show a red led. The unit needs to be replaced it did its job. I think I would get a Progressive Industries unit as a replacement.


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Old 09-17-2015, 10:24 PM   #13
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Second night of issues

Here we are again at bedtime and as we were watching Tv my husband checked the battery level read out and down to 1/3 again.We turned off TV and he also took off surge protector and almost immediately back up to 2/3.We don't know what to make of this.We are not running AC at all.The surge protector does not show red lights as mentioned and appears to be okay.Battery showed 2/3 all day until this evening when TV was on.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:29 PM   #14
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Your TV must be 12 V powered? Does it work without being plugged in or on generator?. Certainly sounds like the Convertor that charges your battery is bad or battery might be bad. Looks like a voltmeter is required, also make sure your 12 V isolation switch might be turned off. Not sure of your configuration.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:36 PM   #15
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I'm still trying to figure out how a battery can go from 1/3 to 2/3 when the AC was unplugged. Where's that charging power coming from?

Or are some of you postulating that with the AC plugged in, there's some kind of load on the battery that's been removed with the AC unplugged. Still doesn't seem like a battery can go from 1/3 to 2/3 just be removing the load, unless it's a heck of a load, in which case, I'd think the battery would be dead by now.
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Old 09-17-2015, 10:38 PM   #16
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Thanks for your late night reply fellow Canadian!
Checked with husband and TV does run on 12 Volt but the switch is on. We really think something happened to battery yesterday when the power was out here despite the surge protector as we have never had these issues before.So much for,thinking you have all the bases covered.As,for the convertor,I guess we would have to bring MH somewhere to have this checked.Our unit is only one year old.
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Old 09-17-2015, 11:47 PM   #17
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Hi Not sure if the problem is with the surge protector or is there a problem with the TT inverter? The 12 volt power would have to pass through the inverter backwards to the 110 volt A/C side! There should be diodes in the inverter to prevent the 12 volt power from going backwards through the inverter. From what it sounds like to me you were supplying 110 Volts from your TT to the grid. This is very dangerous to the person that is working on the grid to repair the electrical problem if you were supplying power to the grid.

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My bad ment converter was in a hurry before going to work.
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Old 09-18-2015, 12:52 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by sunseekercamper56 View Post
We are away camping with our Sunseeker 2014 3050s.Yesterday there was a short power outage in the campground( less than 30 minutes) and we had out power surge protector in place at the time.Last night about 11:45 our propane alarm starting beeping red green.After checking different things my husband finally checked the battery level and it was only showing 1/3!! He went outside and unplugged the surge protector and almost immediately the battery started charging back up.This morning it is still only at 2/3.We have read some of the forum messages about batteries and realize we may now never get a full battery charge but we are more concerned as to how this happened.
Does anyone know if the power outage would have done something and what about the surge protector?He has it unplugged now.He has also taken things apart and found a couple of lose screws so has tightened those(panel low near stairs)
Of course these things happen late at night!he was ready to cut the wires but fortunately didn't have to!
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Hi miss read post thought you still had a power loss at 11:45 PM still sorry about the confusion . It sounds like it may be a battery or charge converter problem. Is the battery full of water?
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Old 09-18-2015, 02:42 PM   #19
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New Converter!

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So as it was a rainy day we decided to try and deal with this problem with our battery not charging.We headed to Ranch RV Sales in Alanson about 15 minutes from where we are camping.It turns out that the converter was the problem.They tested the batteries and then the converter.The fellow there said the brand that is installed in the factory is an inexpensive brand and they have had to replace many of them every year.We now have an Intelli Power 9100 and he said it is a much better unit.We are grateful to them for accommodating us in short notice and the installation took only about 30 minutes.
Hopefully all will be well in this department.I intend to contact Forest River despite it being over one year.This type of repair should not be needed so soon after purchase.
Thanks to all for all of your help.Greatly appreciated.
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