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Old 07-26-2015, 10:31 AM   #11
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There is one thing in the fly ointment. Remember that the plug will show 13.5v or so to your plug end from the TV, but the wire is not big enough to carry that many amps to completely charge your batteries. At best you will only get trickle charge. At least that is what Ford told me when I asked about the amps the plug will supply to my battery pack. THey said the wire size is to small to supply that much amps, volts yes amps no.
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Old 07-26-2015, 12:17 PM   #12
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I'm trying to figure out how to post more than one picture. Looks like only one at a time, so....on the back of the inverter, there's only one heavy red (+) wire coming from the battery, thru a fuse block. There is a black (-) wire connected directly to the same battery and the inverter. The inverter has a regular 120vac power plug-in connected to a 120vac outlet.....and then there is a 14 ga romex coming out of the inverter and (I assume) going directly to the fridge.
We are looking for something on the DC side that is needed to charge the Fridge battery.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:05 PM   #13
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:08 PM   #14
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Previous post is the backside of the inverter
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This is the battery compartment.
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Old 07-26-2015, 03:38 PM   #16
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Read this post 2015 CC 38rd Inverter

Notice the updated wiring diagram in post #13.

Differences to keep in mind:
Cedar Creek vs Silverback (shouldn't make a difference, same inverter)
4 6V batteries vs 2 12V batteries

If you understand how to wire 6V batteries in series to make 12V, this should help you.
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:39 PM   #17
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Installing and hooking up the batteries is the Dealers responsibility and I don't think there is a tech out there that knows how to do it. I had the same problem as you when I took delivery of my 2012 36CKTS. I thought the inverter had its own charging circuit, but it didn't seem to be charging. I went to the inverter manufacturers WEB page and found some inverters had charging circuits, but not the model FR put in my unit. Mine has four 6volt batteries and was missing a jumper from the positive terminal of one series pair to the positive terminal of the other series pair. I went to the local auto parts house, got one and installed it. It's been fine ever since.
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Thank you Racer. That thread has opened my eyes a little. I recall reading somewhere that the Silverback fifth wheels with level up system required four 6 volt batteries wired up just as was shown on post 13 of the thread you sent me to.
Unfortunately, my dealer stuck 2 smallish 12 volt batteries in the unit, with one battery connected to the inverter and the other battery connected as the main battery including the level up system. When fully charged, the battery can operate the level up system once, but it's a heavy current draw, and then it will take a while to recharge that battery.
As for the inverter system, it seems to handle the fridge fine, but not sure how long it would run it, AND, there seems to be no way that this battery will be charged by the tow vehicle, because it's wired as a separate system, and the inverter would not be in pass thru mode, therefore no 120vac to draw charging power from.

I bought this trailer from a dealer about 300 miles away, so the fix for this battery snafu will probably fall in my lap. There are no economics to hauling it 600 miles. Just the fuel would pay for another battery.

Sometimes education can be a little painful and expensive.
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Joe, at least you had the right batteries to begin with. I wonder if I could simply parallel both 12 volt batteries, and maybe add a third 12 volt battery, also wired in parallel..... thoughts?

probably still would not have the amp capacity of four 6 volt batteries.

Joe, can you tell me what the amperage capacity of your batteries are?

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Joe, if you don't mind, what are the dimensions of your batteries and battery box? Mine is 10.5" deep by 21.5" wide. I'm not sure that 4 batteries will fit.
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