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Old 08-15-2010, 05:07 AM   #1
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Our converter makes noise when we turn on the sink area and table area lights. Whats with this?? We put a led light over the table and it still does it.
Can we buy the led light and install them in the old light units??

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Old 08-15-2010, 05:43 AM   #2
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You sure you are not hearing the cooling fan on the converter? Ours will spin faster and make more noise the more lights we turn on. You can only hear it if there is nothing else making noise in the trailer.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:40 AM   #3
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We had a new converter put it ours this spring. It was squealing last fall. It was still under warranty. Now this last week when we were out, I couldn't hear any noise coming out of it, and we were running the AC just about steady. Now, that bothers me a little bit because I was always under the assumption that the fan should run when there was a load applied for cooling.
If you want to check for LEDs here is a site. Go in and look around or you can even give them a call. They are nice people to deal with.

http://www.commandelectronics.com/led-tail-lights.html#surfacemount

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Old 08-15-2010, 07:24 AM   #4
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The a/c running should not affect the converter as the converter only supplies 12v d/c power. The a/c runs on 120 v shore power.
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The a/c running should not affect the converter as the converter only supplies 12v d/c power. The a/c runs on 120 v shore power.
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Thanks for posting. I hadn't thought about it that way. Some times we try to look for to much trouble. Shouldn't do that-----it can find us fast enough without looking for it.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:24 AM   #6
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Lloyd we had the converter go out last Spring, and it took out the battery. I can not here the fan on this one. Tech said he upgraded the converter. Have had about 80 days of camping since then

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Old 08-16-2010, 12:22 PM   #7
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Swapping out your stock lights for LED's will drastically reduce the load on the converter. I went to this website and purchased my LED's two years ago.
http://www.superbrightleds.com/
Like you, just by turning on one regular light, the converter fan would start to run, slowly. The more lights I turned on inside, the faster the fan would run. Now after converting all interior lighting to LED(except bath vanity), I can turn on every interior light and the converter fan does not even come on. This is not a cheap upgrade, but if you do some dry camping/generator camping, electric juice comes at a premium. Of course, I kept all of the old bulbs so when I upgrade to my next trailer, I will take the LED's with me


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If you want to swap out your vanity lights for LEDs, you can get right angle LEDs to replace them. Same place you got the other ones.
Like all the other ones---------these aren't cheap either. $14.95 ea.


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I just checked a 18 LED display and it was drawing 170 milliamps, no wonder they don't put much of a load on your converter!

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Old Farmer...thanks for the tip...might have to look at that upgrade here pretty soon....

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