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Old 07-19-2015, 06:34 PM   #1
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I purchased a battery for our 2010 cruise lite. It's been on the rig for 6 hours now while the rig is plugged into shore power. I am seeing zero progress. Anything else I should look for that could be preventing it from charging? The sticker on the new battery had a date of 7/15. Thanks. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-19-2015, 07:11 PM   #2
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How do you know its not charging? Have you measured the voltage at the terminals? If the converter is working and connected to the battery, the voltage at the terminals should be about 13.6 volts or more depending on the battery's current charge. A fully charged battery, disconnected from the converter should read around 12.6 volts.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:15 PM   #3
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There are two large fuses in the converter to protect against reverse polarity. Look in the converter for two yellow/brown or orange fuses.

Check these.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:31 PM   #4
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Where is the converter?
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:31 PM   #5
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It reads 12.8 on the volt meter
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:39 PM   #6
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The converter is the box with all the fuses in it, normally it is the main ac and dc fuse location as well as the converter section that cannot really see from the front.

It looks something like this a brown or black box with a plastic flush cover door.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:42 PM   #7
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Is the 12.8 volt reading with the battery connected or disconnected?
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:42 PM   #8
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First unplug your camper from the shore power and then read the voltage across the battery. If it is still about 12.8 volts the battery is fully charged.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:49 PM   #9
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Checked the 2 yellow 40 amp fuses and they are fine.
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Old 07-19-2015, 07:50 PM   #10
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It is reading 12.8 off shore power but nothing in the rig is powering on.
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