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Old 05-13-2019, 09:59 PM   #1
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Power Converter with Panel issue

I can smell the inverter heating up and think it should be running? Not sure if there is a heat sensor or if up the fan should be running all the time when plugged in to shore power.

If I flip the breaker switch on and off the fan comes on for about 5 seconds then shuts off.

In the past I found a nest of ants inside the inverter which tripped the panel/GFIs. Since then I cleaned it out and sprayed everywhere to keep the ants out.


Troubleshooting:

I checked the wire from the fan to inverter and itís soldered to the board and looks to be intact.

Fuses are all good

Inverter panel feee of ants.

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Old 05-13-2019, 10:15 PM   #2
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I can smell the inverter heating up and think it should be running? Not sure if there is a heat sensor or if up the fan should be running all the time when plugged in to shore power.

If I flip the breaker switch on and off the fan comes on for about 5 seconds then shuts off.

In the past I found a nest of ants inside the inverter which tripped the panel/GFIs. Since then I cleaned it out and sprayed everywhere to keep the ants out.


Troubleshooting:

I checked the wire from the fan to inverter and it’s soldered to the board and looks to be intact.

Fuses are all good

Inverter panel feee of ants.

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Howdy, let's see if we can figure out what it is you are asking first.


You have pictured a "converter" as per your title, but are referring to an "inverter" in your post. These are two different items and have two different functions in an RV:


http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...nt-152813.html


As per the part I emboldened in red above, I am assuming you mean the "fan" should be running on the converter as you smell it heating up?


As per the part emboldened in blue, the converter fan does not run all the time, but does so when the current calls for it. You may have this part going bad.


See page 2 here:


http://wfcoelectronics.com/wp-conten...ors-Manual.pdf


and here:


https://wfcoelectronics.com/you-have...has-answers-2/
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Old 05-14-2019, 01:17 PM   #3
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Thank you for the education on the difference between a converter/inverter. I will be checking the system with a meter per the manual you provided.

Thanks again!
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