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Old 05-28-2024, 06:04 AM   #1
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Loving this new to me trailer and still getting to know the ins and outs. When we got it to our seasonal site everything worked well for the first couple weekend. This past weekend the awning wouldn't come in. I also tried the slide and stabilizers and those were also unresponsive. Everything else works great. I tried my neighbours battery and low and behold everything came back to life. So its either the battery or the converter not charging the battery I suspect. The battery is an old auto battery so I'm going to change it anyway but what has me troubled is the reading at the looks like no power from converter. My neighbour tested the converter at the panel and he said it was giving 13.7 volts which I believe is spot on. Any ideas? Fuse? Broken wire?

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Old 05-28-2024, 08:16 AM   #2
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Converter should power all the loads .. even without a battery connected
it may have problem with a slide...

I changed to Lithium battery... they are so cheap now
much more power and capacity
fully charged they read 13.6v so can be better at powering slides and awnings

buy a small lithium charger along with your converter they will keep lithium battery charged

once you get battery sorted out
and IF you still have any problems
look at the NEGATIVE connection from converter to frame and from frame to battery
make sure you have good metal /metal contact and the connection is tight
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Old 05-28-2024, 02:03 PM   #3
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There may be a fuse or resettable breaker near the converter/charger that feeds the battery that is tripped or blown. That's where I'd start looking.

It could also be the reverse polarity fuses blown.
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Old 05-28-2024, 03:20 PM   #4
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My first check would be the fuses.
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Old 05-28-2024, 04:44 PM   #5
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All fuses and breakers on the converter panel check out. As soon as I put a charged battery in its place all worked fine. Its gotta be the battery and/or the lines from the converter to the tongue. I'll check again for fuses on the line near tongue and make sure the ground is good. Stay tuned!
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