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Old 04-24-2014, 10:47 AM   #51
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Sounds like a new VOM hint for your birthday or Christmas is in order
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Old 04-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #52
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You may be interested in this kit -- I got it last year when I needed to replace a couple of GFI outlets in the house (and was NOT prepared to pay a electrician $200+ Parts to do it for me )

Extech MN24-KIT Electrical Test Kit - Multi Testers - Amazon.com

Cool part is this comes with it's own storage pouch. I have since transfered this kit from my garage toolbox to my 5er toolbox
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:41 PM   #53
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Apparently the problem is not fixed. Let Myrtle Beach at when I got home no power in 5th wheel. I noticed it when I attempted to put down my front jacks when hooked up to my truck. Only had enough power to get them down so I could pull out from under. Am I correct in saying I should have power when connected to 30 or 50 amp w/o using my batteries?
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:57 PM   #54
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Apparently the problem is not fixed. Let Myrtle Beach at when I got home no power in 5th wheel. I noticed it when I attempted to put down my front jacks when hooked up to my truck. Only had enough power to get them down so I could pull out from under. Am I correct in saying I should have power when connected to 30 or 50 amp w/o using my batteries?
Try disconnecting the ground wire from the battery terminal and see if the converter powers up. Then check your resettable current limiters if "some" DC items work; but not your slides or landing gear.

If nothing DC works without the battery connected and it plugged in (AC items DO work), your converter could be bad, one of both ORANGE fuse(s) blown, or not powered by AC (check breakers and connection at breaker).
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Old 04-26-2014, 07:11 PM   #55
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Since I had this issue at the campground I checked the fuses and breakers again here at home and all were fine. I had to connect a jump box up to the battery in order to get the slides out. I'll be checking the limiters and converter.
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I disconnected the ground wires from the batteries and the converter did not start. I pulled the 2 fuses on the converter and when I placed them back in it started for a split second then stopped. If I tested the converter properly with my meter it only showed 6.82.
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Old 04-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #57
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It's sounding more and more like the converter is going.
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That's what it looks like. I'm going to disconnect it and take it to a local RV store for testing just to be sure.
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I disconnected the ground wires from the batteries and the converter did not start. I pulled the 2 fuses on the converter and when I placed them back in it started for a split second then stopped. If I tested the converter properly with my meter it only showed 6.82.
The full wave bridge in your converter has blown a diode. This can be repaired, but if it is beyond your expertise (as it is mine) a new converter (only) is not expensive.

With 1/2 wave rectification, you only get 1/2 the voltage.

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Well beyond my expertise for sure. I'm already looking for a new one.
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