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Old 05-15-2013, 10:36 AM   #1
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We went out this weekend with our new 2306 minilite it was 33 degrees out! We had an electric heater, electric water heater, the refrigerator and 5 interior lights on. When we ran the water (12v) water pump, the interior lights dimmed . Is this normal?

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Old 05-15-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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We went out this weekend with our new 2306 minilite it was 33 degrees out! We had an electric heater, electric water heater, the refrigerator and 5 interior lights on. When we ran the water (12v) water pump, the interior lights dimmed . Is this normal?

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How many amp converter do you have?

A 45 amp may allow lights to dim some.



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We went out this weekend with our new 2306 minilite it was 33 degrees out! We had an electric heater, electric water heater, the refrigerator and 5 interior lights on. When we ran the water (12v) water pump, the interior lights dimmed . Is this normal?

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First, of all those things you listed, only the water pump and lights are really on the 12v circuit (fridge draws a little from it).

The answer to your question is probably "yes, it's normal", but it really depends on how much they dimmed. The water pump draws quite a bit of current (for the short time it is on). That's always going to cause some drop in the voltage, which you'll see as dimmed lights.
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Water pump = 4 amps.
This will help.
normal appliance amp draws

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Old 05-15-2013, 03:39 PM   #5
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I was plugged into the campground 120v 30amp outlet. the lights dimmed half their brightness.
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I was plugged into the campground 120v 30amp outlet. the lights dimmed half their brightness.
Did you check park power?

Have you tried it at home?

Is your mini light new ? Or new to you?

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I did not check the park power, My fathers motor home had no problems with their power which was the next power pole. he had more electric running than I did.

I have not tried all components at the home yet, I will check tonight.

It is a 2013.
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I am not sure the size of the converter. it is what was installed from the factory. I think it is a 55 amp converter.
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If you have a multimeter, check your battery voltage with all 12 volts off and then load system by putting lights on, water pump etc and check voltage at the battery again. If your battery is good and converter working properly, voltage reading should stay above 12 volts.
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I did not check the park power, My fathers motor home had no problems with their power which was the next power pole. he had more electric running than I did.

I have not tried all components at the home yet, I will check tonight.

It is a 2013.
Fathers motor home was most likely 50 amp which may have made a difference.
Where you were plugged into 30 amp.

Do as fonzie asked and see where ur at.

Its under warranty but it'd be nice to know before you hauled it in.

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