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Old 03-10-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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228D power question

I've purchased a 2013 PUP 228D. When the PUP is closed, it I connect to shore power, will the converter/charger, charge the battery?

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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My Coleman Niagara had a switch that disconnected power inside the popup (lights would go off) when I lowered the sink/stove for putting the top down. I think most have this kind of switch when the top goes down.

What I don't know is if, in your case, does that also cut the battery charger....

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Old 03-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying. Yes, when I lower the stove, DC shuts off inside; but I am uncertain about the battery charging aspect of the converter/charger.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:50 PM   #4
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Volt meter check

A quick and easy way to find out is to use a volt meter (digital works well).
You can check the voltage at the battery with the top up and on shore power, note the voltage reading, should be about 13.4v or so showing a charge. Let the top down and check the voltage again, if you still have 13.4v or better you are good to go. If it shows about 12v (and not indicating a charge) then there is an interlock cutting the charge circuit out. Hope that is not the case.

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Old 03-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #5
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I'm probably way late for this, but my 2012, 228D does charge the battery with the top down.

Sorry if I'm too late with this info.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:23 PM   #6
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as far as my two popups went, the converter did charge the battery, even when closed up.
but interior power was not on until the sink was flipped over onto the plunger switch.
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Hi there! I can't address your power question but wanted to say welcome to the forum!

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Bikendan, On mine, there's a inline fuse, in a red holder, behind the battery and down on the frame wiring. As long as this fuse is intact, it oughta charge with the roof closed. I remove this fuse when not in use between trips so the CO detector won't draw from the battery.

The safety switch on the fold down sink controls the interior lites, w/pump, roof fan, etc, but not the charging.

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