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Old 05-16-2016, 10:51 AM   #31
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From looking at the schematic, it doesn't appear to have any reverse polarity fuses.

Those 'Bus connections in red rubber covers" near the battery are actually breakers or 'Short Stops'. However, since all the 12volt stuff works, they're probably all ok.
You have a schematic????

Most reverse polarity fuses are on the converter itself.

In addition, the OP indicated that his battery is not being charged...hmmmm.
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Old 05-16-2016, 11:42 AM   #32
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Here's the manual for the distribution panel which has a schematic in it.

And I stand corrected! The reverse polarity fuses are in the side of the converter itself.
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #33
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You have a schematic????

Most reverse polarity fuses are on the converter itself.

In addition, the OP indicated that his battery is not being charged...hmmmm.
If the reverse polarity fuses are blown the converter will not charge the batteries.

On the top right corner there is a sticker marked "DC wiring instructions" I would look under that sticker. You may find the " reverse polarity fuses" Normally these fuses are out in the open. I wouldn't expect them to be hidden inside.

Just a thought. look under that sticker. There should be two 30 amp fuses. Sense the idiot salesman reversed the battery leads it is an excellent bet they are blown. At least he told you what he did. He should have gotten someone from service to check things. Actually service should have installed the battery.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:50 AM   #34
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If the reverse polarity fuses are blown the converter will not charge the batteries....Jim
My thoughts exactly. the uncharged battery and the history of reversed polarity are pretty good bets that the fuses are blown.
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Old 05-31-2016, 12:28 PM   #35
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Still working on troubleshooting the system, but I think I found a large part of the 12V problem. Not sure this would explain the 50A problem though.

But this one really torks me off because it was just plain negligent in how it was completed at the factory. Not withstanding using the wrong fuses, the box wasn't secured to the floor at all and was likely shifting a bit as we hit bumps, turns, etc. Which probably aggravated the breaking of some of the strands. But what really caused this was the fact that the white wire was cut much too short and had constant stress on it in a 90 degree turn. I also found nick marks from where the original installer had tried to strip the wire.

To top it all off the foil ducting was on the floor wrapped around these leads. I don't think this is how it was supposed to be installed!

Two strands.......
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Still working on troubleshooting the system, but I think I found a large part of the 12V problem. Not sure this would explain the 50A problem though.

But this one really torks me off because it was just plain negligent in how it was completed at the factory. Not withstanding using the wrong fuses, the box wasn't secured to the floor at all and was likely shifting a bit as we hit bumps, turns, etc. Which probably aggravated the breaking of some of the strands. But what really caused this was the fact that the white wire was cut much too short and had constant stress on it in a 90 degree turn. I also found nick marks from where the original installer had tried to strip the wire.

To top it all off the foil ducting was on the floor wrapped around these leads. I don't think this is how it was supposed to be installed!

Two strands.......
No, not at all! Very poor install, in fact dangerous. Glad you found this!

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