RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-28-2019, 02:43 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 4
No DC power

I'm taking my 2002 Rockwood pop up out for the second time. I will be using battery power only. My question (dumb one) is do I have to turn a converter onto DC? If so, where can I find the converter? I'm asking because I think I have a charged battery. I can't turn on any interior lights or the water pump when not plugged into AC power. Any help is appreciated. Meanwhile, I'll be getting the battery checked. Thanks.
budhound2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Georgia
Posts: 579
NO... your converter will not come into play on your trip if you have no shore power or generator. Converter converts 120 to DC and to run your 12 V when plugged in.

Either your battery is dead if nothing on 12 V side is working.... or all fuses are blown, or your battery is disconnnected.

I am not aware that you can "turn a coverter to DC".
gbaldwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2019, 03:06 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 12,224
If your battery is the original or you have a newer one that has not been disconnected while in storage, then your battery is dead. If original just replace it. The converter takes the 120VAC from shore power and creates 12VDC. If you do not have shore power then your converter will not charge the battery. Take the battery to an auto store and have it load tested. When not using it, you need to either shut off the battery disconnect switch or disconnect the negative side of the battery.
Good Luck
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
power

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 10:03 PM.