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Old 06-15-2024, 02:57 PM   #1
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AC & Ceiling Outlets out

Hi-

Iíve got a Grey Wolf 29BRB that I bought new which has been an endless source of problems.

We came back from swimming at the lake and the formerly working AC unit was out along with all of the power outlets in the ceiling. Everything else was working. I checked all of the breakers (no problem) and made sure the breaker to campsite power (30 amp) was still on. The only thing I found was a small amber light on (breaker/fuse panel) next to a tiny white switch on top of a red background that was marked ďLI(ON) <óó LAĒ. I even tried flipping that on and off. Nothing. I gave up. After 30 minutes, everything just magically turned back on and the tiny light went out.

Any ideas what happened or how I prevent it in the future? Thank u!
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Old 06-15-2024, 09:08 PM   #2
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When you say everything else was working, does this include other AC powered items such as the microwave? Did you measure the voltage at the campsite power post or in the converter panel? Do you have an EMS that detected low voltage and shut the system down? It is summer and lots of AC units are pulling lots of amps which contribute low voltage.

I'd bet the power at all of or most of the campground was out.

Bob

P.S. - That switch changes the battery charging profile from Lead Acid to Lithium.
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Old 06-16-2024, 07:55 AM   #3
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switch is not the issue...
it is part of the converter which is just a Big battery charger
if the converter has a fault on the 120v side ... it's breaker should trip or an internal fuse may blow....

BUT it definitely won't stop all 120v appliances (microwave, air conditioner) from working

A fault in the converter WILL stop 12v appliances (lights, waterpump) from working once the battery runs down.


PS... the air conditioner thermost is 12v powered
if there is a fault in 12v the thermostat will not start the airconditior .
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Old 06-16-2024, 10:27 AM   #4
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switch is not the issue...
it is part of the converter which is just a Big battery charger
if the converter has a fault on the 120v side ... it's breaker should trip or an internal fuse may blow....

BUT it definitely won't stop all 120v appliances (microwave, air conditioner) from working

A fault in the converter WILL stop 12v appliances (lights, waterpump) from working once the battery runs down.


PS... the air conditioner thermost is 12v powered
if there is a fault in 12v the thermostat will not start the airconditior .

As the OP posted, "Mysteriously the power came back on and everything works." This to me indicates a power outage at the campground.

Where the OP posted "Iíve got a Grey Wolf 29BRB that I bought new which has been an endless source of problems." That in itself leads me to question the knowledge and understanding of RVs.

As I wrote in a different response, these units are an assembly and assortment of several different systems. They are quite unlike those we deal with in our homes. They have every system in the RV we have in our homes, and then some. These are exposed to vibration, twisting, movement and being unlevel. They are often of less quality than our residences. Yes, things break and fail and that is to be expected. Hopefully, the Dealer and the Warranty will address the issues of concern.

In our case, purchasing used from an individual, everything is MY responsibility. I often tell folks that one needs to be an electrician, a plumber, a carpenter, a mechanical guru, a chemical engineer, a systems specialist, and a host of other disciplines.

Bob
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