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Old 01-19-2021, 09:32 AM   #1
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The Shining (where is fuse panel?)

Back again.

I now know how Jack Nicholson felt when lost in the maze.

Can not locate the fuse panel......and, not sure if new camper has one.

2021 Forest River "Salem" FSX 177BH

Understand you should always have extra fuses.

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It's going to have one. Most times the 12 volt DC fuse are in the same panel with the 120 volt AC circuit breakers.
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Old 01-19-2021, 10:03 AM   #3
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Have you looked in the panel under the bottom bunk?
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Walk to the refrigerator, turn towards the bunkbeds, look down, open the breaker panel by pushing briefly on the door.


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This is the same answer for your post yesterday. https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ox-223612.html
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Walk to the refrigerator, turn towards the bunkbeds, look down, open the breaker panel by pushing briefly on the door.


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Have you looked in the panel under the bottom bunk?
Yes, that is it. Thanks.

When plugged in, the fan seems to run all the time. Is that normal?
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Yes, that is it. Thanks.

When plugged in, the fan seems to run all the time. Is that normal?
The converter fan? If so, my fan runs a lot. Basically any time there's a 12v load somewhere like lights, battery charging, fridge controls, etc.

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Yes, that is it. Thanks.

When plugged in, the fan seems to run all the time. Is that normal?
Usually means the converter is dealing with a low or bad battery.
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The converter fan? If so, my fan runs a lot. Basically any time there's a 12v load somewhere like lights, battery charging, fridge controls, etc.

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Thanks, will check battery.
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Usually means the converter is dealing with a low or bad battery.
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Usually means the converter is dealing with a low or bad battery.
X2.. I agree.

But... I also want to mention that on my last two R/Vs, anytime there was a large load on the 12v system my converter fan runs. Under large loads, the converter is outputting a lot so it only makes sense the fan would run to keep it cool.

When I say large loads I mean MORE than just one or two lights at a time and a refrigerator/water heater control board.
Even when my batteries (which are good) are fully topped off and we come in and turn on ALL the lights and a couple ceiling vent fans on high, the converter fan runs.
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X2.. I agree.

But... I also want to mention that on my last two R/Vs, anytime there was a large load on the 12v system my converter fan runs. Under large loads, the converter is outputting a lot so it only makes sense the fan would run to keep it cool.

When I say large loads I mean MORE than just one or two lights at a time and a refrigerator/water heater control board.
Even when my batteries (which are good) are fully topped off and we come in and turn on ALL the lights and a couple ceiling vent fans on high, the converter fan runs.
I recall reading on one Converter mfr's website that their cooling fan came on whenever the load on the converter exceeded 10 amps. That makes sense as a 10 amp load is ~125 watts and I remember how hot a 100-120 watt light bulb got (back when they were still used widely).
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I recall reading on one Converter mfr's website that their cooling fan came on whenever the load on the converter exceeded 10 amps. That makes sense as a 10 amp load is ~125 watts and I remember how hot a 100-120 watt light bulb got (back when they were still used widely).
If the load on the converter output is 10 amps, or ~125 watts, that 125 watt heat is dissipated by the load devices (lights, roof vent motor, etc). The heat that the converter fan must dissipate is only the heat generated from losses within the converter circuitry, which I certainly would hope is not an additional 125 watts. If it was, the converter would be quite inefficient.
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