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Old 04-13-2013, 06:29 PM   #1
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DC usage for lights and Refrig ingniter "SOLVED"

I have a 28a and can't get the lights to come on with the DC power. The battery is fully charged after being plugged up to AC. The fault switch in the bathroom is not tripped and I am stumped.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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Check fuses in both the breaker box and the battery area. Is anything else 12 volt working?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:36 PM   #3
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where is the batter fuse?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #4
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only thing working on 12 volt is slide out.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #5
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Follow the (+) wire from the battery and you should find an in-line 30A fuse or resettable circuit breaker near the tongue or front of the camper.

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Old 04-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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There is no fuse...the positive wire goes to a junction box under the front of the Camper and then branches off to the back of the camper into the fuse box area by the refrigerator.

what else can I do?
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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There is no fuse...the positive wire goes to a junction box under the front of the Camper and then branches off to the back of the camper into the fuse box area by the refrigerator.

what else can I do?
If there is one line in and one line out of that junction box, it very well be a resettable or one time fuse inside. Open it and check, I'd open it just to see what's inside. Power lines are supposed to be protected near their source. Could even be corroded connections inside.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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Are the fuses in the panel still good? Are there any red lights on beside the 12 volt fuse? Are you checking the battery power after you are plugged in to AC. If you are using the meter on the wall unplug from AC and check battery again. It will show a full charge when plugged in even if there was no battery installed. Does the radio work? Is the reefer working? Will HW run on propane (needs 12 volt to light)?
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:59 PM   #9
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I will check ALL of these items tomorrow night and post my findings.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:45 PM   #10
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found a wire nut in the electrical junction box loose....got it fixed....thanks for all the suggestions.
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