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Old 04-28-2012, 09:21 PM   #1
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Electrical issue or interference

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I opened up the camper ( 2011 Rockwood 8285WS ) today, and the stereo did not power on, it has power as the power light was light but no background light and action in the unit, I unplugged the Fuse, and plugged it back in, and the Stereo started working again. BUT, when I had the TV on, and turned on a reading light in the back it Froze the TV picture, and the audio stopped, when I turned it back off the Tv and Audio resumed as if there was no problem, I repeated this multiple times, and the one light fixture in the back is the only one that causes the issue. I dropped the fixture and all looked normal inside the wiring hole, No critters or such. I Did replace the light bulb with a LED, has anyone ever heard of this before, could there be some interference with the Reception?
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:35 PM   #2
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Are these loads 12VDC or 110 VAC? Sounds like poor connection at the battery post+ or shore power connections. (One load robbing from another?)
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:47 PM   #3
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I'm plugged into my homes power, I've been plugged into it for the whole winter to keep the battery charged. Strange isn't it?
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That really is a head scratcher all right.
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:59 AM   #5
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Pull the LED bulb out, put in a normal bulb, and see what happens. Remove the last thing that happened that you notices the problem. According to your post, you replaced the bulb with an LED one, so remove it and see if things return to normal.
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Windrider may have something with his suggestion! I've read elsewhere that some of the low-quality circuit boards on the LED's can cause electrical interference. And if the power for the lamp is pulled from the same circuit as the stereo, then the interference might be exacerbated.
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Thankyou all for responding, Turns out that when I replaced my LED upgraded light bulb with a factory original everything worked as normal. no more interferance. Strange thing as I used it all last year with no troubles. The Rest of the overhead are LED, in the overhead, The other thing could of been the Horse Fencer was plugged into the same power outlet as the camper, I'm going to store the LED for now, and try it again on different power source.

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The other thing could of been the Horse Fencer was plugged into the same power outlet as the camper
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OOPs, Correction, the Horse Fencer was not plugged in, when I was testing. (my bad), I put the suspected LED in again and it did return the problem, I switched LED bulbs from another fixture and the problem did not present. Soooo Bad bulb. Here I thought I was saving on them blowing when there still a circuit problem causing them to go bad.
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