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Old 04-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #11
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Oh I thought that when you kill the breakers it wouldn't work at all. My bad

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Old 04-07-2012, 06:44 AM   #12
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Pardon me if I ramble a bit here......

Talking about my power center/voltage converter/battery charger/fusebox.
What we call "breakers" are circuit breakers.
In MY trailer those are all 120v AC.
There are also fuses in there and those are all 12v DC

So if you shut off your breakers you shut off stuff like the
AC to your roof air conditioner and refrigerator and water heater and
wall outlets AND the power to feed your battery charger/voltage converter.

Now with the breakers all off, when you plug into shore power you get
nothing except if your battery is still good and connected you will have
12v stuff still working. So you would still have lights and fans and slide
motor working.

The OP said he'd removed his battery so with the breakers off he
had no power of any kind and couldn't work his slides even if he plugged into
shore power. Remember the slide motor is 12v DC.

I'm wondering why shut off all the breakers in the first place??
Just curious.
And while I'm rambling, we recently looked at a new trailer at a dealer
and the slide would not come out on shore power alone.
The converter did not have enough 12v DC output (or it was not wired
with large enough wire) to run the slide motor. It tried but lights dimmed
and the slide moved about a half inch and that's all.
They went and got a battery and stuck in there and the slide worked fine.

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Old 04-07-2012, 08:06 AM   #13
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I don't know why I shut the breakers off but from now on I will leave in the on position. This way if it happens again and the battery is dead the 12v converter will work.

I'm still on the learning curve here and maybe my experience will help others from making the same simple mistake.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by KyDan View Post
I'm thinking you could blow the battery fuse in your TV.
Those slides use a bunch of juice.

Or it might work
It blew the fuse on my Ram.

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