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Old 09-01-2021, 05:30 PM   #1
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2015 Airflyte Reissue - Battery

I just installed a new battery in my 2015 Airflyte Reissue. The battery is installed correctly and I have checked the power using my power meter to see that the battery is fully charged. When I go to the status panel and push the batt button all the lights illuminate and then go blank. I checked the battery and it is still fully charged. I can't turn on any lights and the refrigerator doesn't go to DC operation when I try. When I plug into shore power everything works fine.

Any ideas? My biggest concern is that my refrigerator will warm up while in transit to our next location.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Michael
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Old 09-01-2021, 05:38 PM   #2
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I just installed a new battery in my 2015 Airflyte Reissue. The battery is installed correctly and I have checked the power using my power meter to see that the battery is fully charged. When I go to the status panel and push the batt button all the lights illuminate and then go blank. I checked the battery and it is still fully charged. I can't turn on any lights and the refrigerator doesn't go to DC operation when I try. When I plug into shore power everything works fine.

Any ideas? My biggest concern is that my refrigerator will warm up while in transit to our next location.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Michael
Often when we see such a scenario here, it turns out "the battery is installed correctly" is actually not. Often we learn the + cable was installed on the - post. If that's true in your case, your Reverse Polarity fuses are probably blown.
A second reported end to these scenarios is that the battery disconnect switch is in disconnect mode or it has failed.
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Old 09-01-2021, 08:49 PM   #3
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Often when we see such a scenario here, it turns out "the battery is installed correctly" is actually not. Often we learn the + cable was installed on the - post. If that's true in your case, your Reverse Polarity fuses are probably blown.
A second reported end to these scenarios is that the battery disconnect switch is in disconnect mode or it has failed.
Thanks Mr Dan. I'm sure the battery is hooked up correctly with the solid white ground cable on - and the white/red cable on +. I also checked that there is power at the terminal bank (not sure about terminology) just outside the battery case and it looks good with a full charge. I don't know about a battery disconnect switch or where that would be located on my trailer. Do you know if the Airflyte has such as switch?

I just replaced all of the fuses with glow fuses to see if they're getting power. None of them light up. I also don't get the battery to show up on the status panel. I also checked to see if there is any power at the 12v terminal on the fridge with nothing showing there either. I don't know how the cables run to check any other locations, so I'm a bit miffed.

Here is a photo of the battery test on the outside cables.
https://flic.kr/p/2mkL9i2

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