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Old 02-27-2021, 07:02 PM   #1
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I have a 2007 Flagstaff. Last season my battery started draining rapidly. You could put a meter on it and watch it drain. This was a relatively new battery, but I thought it could be a dud. I went out and bought a new one, 12 hours later it was dead, too. My question is; could it be the converter? If so, how hard is it to replace?
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Old 02-27-2021, 07:08 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. Would help to know the model of your rig. a very easy test of the converter without tools is to disconnect the battery plug the rig into shore power and see if the inside lights work if they do the converter is supplying 12V Converters are not hard to change
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Old 02-27-2021, 09:38 PM   #3
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I would start by turning off the circuit breaker for the converter. If you still have a drain, then you've got a short somewhere. If the drain stops, then you've got a converter issue.
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I would start by turning off the circuit breaker for the converter. If you still have a drain, then you've got a short somewhere. If the drain stops, then you've got a converter issue.
Shutting off the breaker only interrupts the 120 volts entering the converter. If the converter is suspect the only way to isolate it and still leave battery connected is to disconnect positive wire at the output of the converter (or negative if it's easier).
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Old 02-28-2021, 10:06 AM   #5
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coverter issues

Thanks guys, I'll give that a shot.
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I have a 2007 Flagstaff. Last season my battery started draining rapidly. You could put a meter on it and watch it drain. This was a relatively new battery, but I thought it could be a dud. I went out and bought a new one, 12 hours later it was dead, too. My question is; could it be the converter? If so, how hard is it to replace?
Converter is easy to change out. There are many Youtube vids on the subject. Use the "half-split" technique with your multimeter until you isolate your problem. If you hook up your TV via the 7 pin connecter do you have power? Should yoou have pow usually? Most likely you have a short from the battery to your electrical panel. This is not uncommon.

Here is a somewhat similar thread that was solved on a popup.
https://www.popupportal.com/threads/...-power.114537/
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Old 02-28-2021, 05:14 PM   #7
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So I have ordered a new converter from Amazon. I've watched a couple of you tube videos on how to replace it and feel fairly confident I can do it. I'm going to phone a friend who is an electronics expert and ask him to watch over my shoulder (fingers crossed he will agree). I'll let you know next week how it goes.
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