Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2017, 05:56 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 3,509
The above statement regarding the converter is not accurate. If the line and neutral wires are reversed where they are connected to the converter they will cause exactly this problem.
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2017, 06:13 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: x
Posts: 12,423
What was being described in post #16 sounds like the 12V side of the converter. I also agree you more then likely need to pull the converter to see the actual incoming power connections. OK there two many fingers in the pie so I will back away and look forward to hearing the final result and fix
__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab) 10/04 - 05/20
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2017, 08:19 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 3,509
I agree, too many fingers.
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2017, 09:50 PM   #24
Popup graduate
 
23dks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 36
The question about polarity in the initial post was on the trailer AC system. The converter plugs into the AC system and provides DC voltage and current as well as charges the batteries. The converter does not provide AC voltage or current for the trailer AC system. If the converter line and neutral wires are crossed, the converter will be connected with the wrong polarity but this can't affect the AC system, it will only affect the converter. The converter can only affect polarity of the DC system if the DC wires on the output are connected wrong.
__________________
2016 Wildcat Maxx 23DKS
2011 Silverado 2500HD Diesel
23dks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2017, 10:16 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
SeaDog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: x
Posts: 12,423
Quote:
Originally Posted by 23dks View Post
The question about polarity in the initial post was on the trailer AC system. The converter plugs into the AC system and provides DC voltage and current as well as charges the batteries. The converter does not provide AC voltage or current for the trailer AC system. If the converter line and neutral wires are crossed, the converter will be connected with the wrong polarity but this can't affect the AC system, it will only affect the converter. The converter can only affect polarity of the DC system if the DC wires on the output are connected wrong.
On many units the converter is a general term used to describe the box for a unit that not only supplies 12V power but also serves as the distribution center for the 110V. Some rigs do have a as you say a "plug in unit" that only supplies 12V power others are hard wired to the incoming 110V and provide more then just 12V.
__________________
Retired Navy
Jake my sidekick (yellow Lab) 10/04 - 05/20
2017 RAM 2500 CC 4X4 Cummins Diesel
2016 Flagstaff 26 FKWS
AF&AM & El Korah Shrine of Idaho
SeaDog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 12:04 AM   #26
Popup graduate
 
23dks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 36
Thank you for the clarification. All the trailers I have worked on have designated the electronics that convert 120 vac to 12 vdc as the converter, hardwired or plug in. The distribution center, power panel, power distribution center, etc., houses the converter, the 120 vac breakers, and the 12 vdc fuses, and distributes power to the trailer.
__________________
2016 Wildcat Maxx 23DKS
2011 Silverado 2500HD Diesel
23dks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2017, 06:38 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 3,509
SeaDog is correct. The term convert is used for the entire unit that serves as the distribution panel as well as converting to DC 12 volts. For this reason it does matter if the line and neutral feeds are reversed. This would show up as reversed polarity in the outlets.
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2017, 07:02 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 691
Well guys, I really feel like a dumb a**. I had another guy look at this problem and he's a certified sparky. Nothing wrong at all. What it was was a bad tester. All the checks I had made were right and couldn't find a thing wrong.Neither did he.Thanks for all your help.
__________________

2011 Ram Mega Cab 3500 Larimie dually
2016 Chaparral 370FL
DaveandSue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-06-2017, 07:31 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 3,509
Glad you got it resolved. Thanks for letting us know, I had wondered what you found.

For what it's worth, I've done worse. Lol
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2019 Keystone Loredo 290SRL
2019 Ram 2500 4x4 Cummins crew cab
Andersen hitch
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
5er, electric

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.