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Old 02-06-2022, 07:11 PM   #1
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My girl friend has a 2014 silverback 29, the interior lights flicker sometimes. It is wired to shore power as she lives in it full time. The battery is a 2017 would this cause that if the battery is going bad.
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Old 02-06-2022, 08:19 PM   #2
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Can't answer your question but replacing the battery would be my first step. You will probably need to replace it soon anyway.
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Old 02-06-2022, 08:33 PM   #3
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Wasnít sure if she would have to since itís hard wired to the electric meter.
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Old 02-07-2022, 09:52 PM   #4
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The battery should not be an issue. Since she is connected to shore power, the converter should be supplying voltage and current to the 12V lights in the RV and at the same time supplying a float charge to the battery. The battery does not need to be healthy to be floated (usually at 13.6V). The battery would have to have an intermittent short to pull voltage down intermittently and low enough to cause flickering of the 12V lights. That's pretty unlikely (the short in the battery would be constant, not intermittent). It seems more likely that the converter is going south or there is an intermittent connection in the 12V wiring between the converter output and the circuit feeding the lights. If only the 12V lights are affected, then the problem is likely closer to the light circuit or in the light circuit. For instance, in the 12V fuse panel and specifically at the 12V fuse serving the light circuit or between the fuse and the first 12V light in the string that is affected..
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Old 02-07-2022, 10:08 PM   #5
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The battery should not be an issue. Since she is connected to shore power, the converter should be supplying voltage and current to the 12V lights in the RV and at the same time supplying a float charge to the battery. The battery does not need to be healthy to be floated (usually at 13.6V). The battery would have to have an intermittent short to pull voltage down intermittently and low enough to cause flickering of the 12V lights. That's pretty unlikely (the short in the battery would be constant, not intermittent). It seems more likely that the converter is going south or there is an intermittent connection in the 12V wiring between the converter output and the circuit feeding the lights. If only the 12V lights are affected, then the problem is likely closer to the light circuit or in the light circuit. For instance, in the 12V fuse panel and specifically at the 12V fuse serving the light circuit or between the fuse and the first 12V light in the string that is affected..
Thanks Iíll check the fuses, and the battery cables
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