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Old 03-19-2015, 09:21 AM   #1
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I put the Cedar Creek in the shop for about 2 weeks, now the inverter flashes 11.7. What is wrong?


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Old 03-19-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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On the Creek what position is the battery disconnect supposed to be in to charge everything. When hooked up to power


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Old 03-19-2015, 02:07 PM   #3
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I would say it would be best to leave it on. I also think as it charges up, the reading will come up. Good luck!

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Old 03-19-2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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I think I fixed it, I tried a few things, at least it's not in alarm and the battery went to 11.9. I am going to Carolina Beach this weekend


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I thought that with the four batteries that they were hooked to gather, I found out they were hooked up in pairs. So I have two hooked up to the inverter which powers the frig and two for the camper. The inverter is 1000 watts, I have a 3000 watt inverter that I think later on I will hook up to another bank of batteries, or could I hook all the batteries up together and make one big 12 volt battery.


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I thought that with the four batteries that they were hooked to gather, I found out they were hooked up in pairs. So I have two hooked up to the inverter which powers the frig and two for the camper.
That may not be as correct as you think with 4 each 6v batteries.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:43 AM   #7
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Well the four batteries are not hooked up together, you could be right. I charged up one pair yesterday and when I hooked the inverter back up it said 12.4 amps but last night it dropped to 12.2 amps and today it's at 12.1 amps. Do you think I should charge up both pairs and then hook them back up. I thought the charger that was on the camper would charge some.



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With 4 -6v batts powering a 12v system you have 2 batts connected in series and 2 batts connected in series. This ups the voltage to 12v for each bank of 2. Then both banks are connected in parallel. This increases capacity which is what you need to run your Inverter which powers your fridge when you are not connected to shore power. This parallel connection occurs on a junction block. Follow the + cables to find it along with your fusible link. Your Converter has a built in battery charger that is 12v. When you are plugged in to shore power and your battery disconnect is ON, your Converter will charge all 4 of your batteries. You do not need 50A service to do this. A 15A extension cord will provide more than ample power to run the charger. Your battery voltage should be around 13.5v when your batteries are fully charged. From that state, you should get about 3 days of fridge use on your batteries.

Edit: Dont confuse volts with amps.
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Old 03-25-2015, 10:58 AM   #9
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I can take some pictures and show you what the set up on camper looks like. When you hook 2 batteries in series and hook up 2 more in series and then both sets are hooked in parallel. When you get done you have one hot and one ground. This set up is two hots and two grounds. This is the way it's hooked up now. The picture at the back shows one hot and one groundClick image for larger version

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Now look at the other side of the bulkhead where your two sets of cables emerge. You will find that is where your parallel connection takes place. That junction is where your batteries feed the Inverter & Converter. It is also where your charger links to your batteries to charge them.

Your wiring diagram decal is correct.
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