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Old 04-27-2018, 04:04 PM   #1
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battery died every night

Forest River Forums - steve32409's Album: electric panel - Picture have a big battery draw when nothing is on and it is this # 4 fuse ( can make out refrig but cant figure out those other two ? and what they do ? thanks
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:19 PM   #2
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L P R F ? liquid propane refrigerator? is your fridge run on both?
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Old 04-27-2018, 04:22 PM   #3
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Looks like fridge and support to the fridge igniter when on liquid propane using 12V. If thats correct I wouldn't think thats a big draw on the battery. Might want to test the battery.....
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:02 PM   #4
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the refrigerator is off and with that fuse in it is showing 1.34 amp draw and when I pull that # 4 out it only pulls .08 ? ( the battery is almost new 200 amp and at night with nothing on but the frig and will go from 12.8 to 10.5 in about 7 hrs. ? )
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:51 PM   #5
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Well, something is not right.... and I'm not sure the number 4 fuse/load is completely to blame. To begin, once a battery is drawn down to 11.5v, its dead. If you're drawing the battery voltage down repeatedly to 10.5, that is not good for your new battery. I suppose its possible that the battery has been weakened and even a small amount of parasitic draw is killing it.

There are plenty of others here on the forum smarter than I on what might be causing your problem and hopefully someone will chime in and offer assistance.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:02 PM   #6
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I have a card like that I keep , that came with the battery and wondered if that 10.5 was an accurate reading or not - but it was dead every morning ( would start the engine up and it would fix things really fast ?
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:14 PM   #7
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Does the fridge have a fan in the outside unit?
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:37 PM   #8
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I do not have your trailer but I found on mind a 2017 Dometic DM 2652 fridge. There is a door header that draw current even when unit is on gas only. Look at the schematic. I disconnected the door header ( put in a switch in line ) and here are some number. Before the mod with fridge on 1.65 amp, With fridge off 0.215 amp, with door heater disconnected(Left only parasitic drains), Fridge on gas 0.475 amp. This is on a 2017 Dometic DM 2652 fridge.
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Old 04-27-2018, 06:47 PM   #9
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a 1.34 amp draw on a fully charged battery will not pull it down to 10.5 volts unless the battery is the size of a lawn more tractor battery...

I would take the battery out, have it load tested at an auto parts store then with those results you may have proof that your battery is NO GOOD and take it back to where you got it from...
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:23 PM   #10
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Its possible that your fridge is equiped with a door heater (as described above) and that is "helping" to draw down your battery. However, I'm guessing that your battery is damaged from repeatedly being drawn down and cannot hold a charge for very long.

Door heater disconnect: Dometic refrig climate control
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