Well, I got an automotive circuit tester today. You plug a fuse into it and plug it into the circuit and it tells you the amperage draw on that particular circuit.
Long story short, I had everything turned off or disconnected on that circuit and the tester said it was still drawing between 18 and 22 amps! That was battery connected, disconnected, whatever. Same readings every time. I tried the tester in another circuit to be sure it worked, and it does. Put a 15 amp fuse back in that first circuit and it still popped em.
When I had the tester up and it was at 22 amps, I had to have a 30 amp fuse in it to keep it from blowing right away. I only 'tested' for a few seconds so as not to heat up wiring or connections. However, when that circuit was on the converter was making a strange groaning noise. And this time I was never able to get it to run at all, it just popped fuses as soon as I turned it on.
So do I have a bad converter? Do you think I should take things a step further and disconnect the wire to that circuit behind the converter? That would mean taking the box apart, but if that's the only way to get warranty replacement I can certainly do that...remember that this is a 2014 so it is indeed under warranty...
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