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Old 09-16-2010, 03:32 PM   #1
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Lexington Aux Battery breaker?

I have an '09 Lexington (disclaimer - I'm totally mechanically illiterate). Last month, I had no power on aux battery and no fridge while driving. The mobile repair guy comes out and checks the battery, then fiddles in the battery compartment. I think he said he had to flip a breaker and all was well. Well, I'm ready to go again, and same problem. I can't for the life of me find any switch anywhere near the battery or in the little compartment next to it. Can someone help me?
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #2
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the only thing i can think abt is the lever disconnect inside the trailer. did u switch something in there?
do you have lights on or off of shore power? what i'm trying to ask here is if ur battery is dead. if u switch to shore power, u lights should work even if the battery is dead. if they don't work, i would check the breaker panel for a tripped breaker. i would also see if the converter has somehow come unpluged form an outlet.
i'm not firmiliar with ur rig but these are universal.
the breaker panel will look similar to ur home. there should be a fuse pannel as well but this is the dc side.

the converter is a metal box with a fan on it. usually located in some hidden away place...ie cargo area, under stove... the converter is responsible for supplying electricity for the lights, control circuits, etc when ur plugged into shore power. it also keeps the battery charged.
when u disconnect from shore power, the convertor becomes unplugged, or throws a breaker, u are switched to ur battery.
in a word, if ur converter is throwing a breaker, u need to find out why.

what i would need to know is if ur battery is ok and if u have lights when off shore power. if u haven't already found the problem, maybe i can help u trouble shoot it. u never know, someone that knows something may also pop in and lead u right to ur problem.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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i was rereading ur post. did ur frig work while going down the road after he reset the breaker?
unless there is a breaker somewhere, it looks like ur viehicle would have supplied dc while u were going down the road.

do u have a volt meter or a way to check the battery?
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Diagram on back of battery breaker box!

Ah ha - all is well! A little while after removing the front of the small breaker box located next to the battery, I flipped it over and on the back was a full diagram that had two very small reset buttons. One was easy to get to, the other tucked away, but hitting both of them did the trick! Thanks for the reply....

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Old 09-20-2010, 03:21 PM   #5
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i was just abt to get to that but got tired of typing....well the last part is true.

seriously, if it keeps tripping u need to find out what is tripping it. it may be as simple as a weak breaker.

glad u found it.
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