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Old 09-21-2013, 04:46 PM   #1
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Shore power and batteries

We are camping and I plug in the sure power but only the microwave seems to run off the sure circuit as everything else is coming off the batteries-- I know this as the lights are getting dim and the furnace won't kick on. Any ideas?
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board.

You should post what rig you have, someone that has the same will post.

It sounds like your battery charger / converter is not charging your battery.

Just about everything is run off 12V. I am going to get myself in trouble here with making blanket statement like that .

The furnace is gas but the fan is 12V, some maybe 120V that why the rig is importance. The icebox is 12V, 120V and gas ( you have to sel which it runs on). The hot water heater is gas and some are 120V too.

Plugging into shore power The battery should start charging the battery automatically. I would start looking for circuit breakers ( turn off then back on to reset) then I would look for fuses.

Hope this gets you started in the right direction.
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Old 09-21-2013, 05:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to FRF.

What kind of cord did you plug in, 30a, 50a, 15a?
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:39 PM   #4
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your post is confusing.

the microwave will only work with shore power or a generator. it's 110vAC and won't run on the batteries. neither will the a/c.

are you saying that even when plugged into shore power, your lights are dim and the furnace won't run?
if so, then either the converter is bad or the batteries are bad.

as was said, need more info, like year/make/model/type of RV you're in.
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your post is confusing.

the microwave will only work with shore power or a generator. it's 110vAC and won't run on the batteries. neither will the a/c.

are you saying that even when plugged into shore power, your lights are dim and the furnace won't run?
if so, then either the converter is bad or the batteries are bad.

as was said, need more info, like year/make/model/type of RV you're in.
X1.5. We need more information in order to make any sense of this at all
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More info

My apologies -- typing on an iPad so was trying to minimize typing. We are in a 2010 Shamrock 21ss, hybrid. I plugged in using a 30a cord. From what I've read so far, sound so like the converter is bad. I replaced one battery already this season so I'm inclined to think converter.
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Old 09-22-2013, 01:33 AM   #7
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was the battery fully charged before you left on your trip?
do you have a battery disconnect switch added?

have each of the battery's cells tested, before you buy another battery or converter.

you need to get a multimeter and test how much is going to the battery, from the converter.
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