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Old 06-14-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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Newbie First Outing - Electrical Issue

We picked up our brand new PUP last weekend and had our first overnight last night. Everything was going well until around 1:30am this morning. The CO2/LP alarm started intermittently beeping with a green/red alternately flashing indicator. The manual indicated this was due to low voltage. We connected to a 30 amp hookup at the campground at around 3:30pm Saturday. We were running the Fantastic Fan at low speed as well as the furnace when we went sleep. I checked the fuse box and nothing seemed out of order. Eventually, the alarm lost power as well as all of the other 12v equipment. We just had an LED nightlight plugged into a 110 outlet. I'm thinking the power converter was never powering/charging the 12v system. Does this sound like a problem with the power converter?
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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Yes doesn't sound like the converter was charging your battery.
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Old 06-14-2015, 08:33 PM   #3
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Do you have a voltmeter to check 120volt side and 12v side of things?
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Did you not plug your trailer in, when you brought it home last weekend?
An unplugged trailer's parasitic power drains can empty the battery in just a few days.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:05 PM   #5
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Alway disconnect the battery when pups not in use or going to used for a long time. I connected a trickle charger to the battery and plan on connecting a battery disconnect switch this week.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:19 PM   #6
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I don't have a voltmeter, may be my next purchase! I'm brand new to the whole rv, towing thing so I'll be figuring this all out as I go! We just picked up the PUP from the RV dealer a week ago Saturday. I had the power cord plugged in at home overnight Friday to cool the fridge using 110v power.
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Old 06-14-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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Did you make sure the breakers at the site and in the converter were flipped on?
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:00 PM   #8
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The breakers were all on in the pup as well as the site hookup, all fuses were intact.
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:05 PM   #9
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Hmmmmm. You will need that volt ohm meter to track down the problem.
Have you tried plugging the ambilical back into your tow vehicle and seeing if that will charge??
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:38 PM   #10
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When we got home today and unhooked, I switched on the porch light a few hours later and it did light. It was not working at the campsite this morning before we hooked up. Looks like the TV is charging the PUP battery.
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