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Old 12-03-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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High frequency squeal from fuse panel

We have a Columbus 320. We are having a high frequency squeal from fuse panel. It doesnt doesnt sound like a fan and will change pitch when turning on: off lights, water heater etc. any thoughts?

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Old 12-03-2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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It sounds like your 12 v Power converter may have a problem. I don't have a columbus but the 12 volt supply is likely a switch mode type regulator which uses a power oscilator to generate 12 volts with out the use of a large transformer. I've seen these "partially" fail in other (non-RV) applications where you would hear a sqeal that would vary with change of load.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:48 PM   #3
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Failing capacitors can squeal. The cooling fan can also make a screeching noise as well.

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