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Old 05-21-2015, 03:07 PM   #1
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Is converter out?

Recently checked camper that was plugged in to shore power, no lights or power. Found battery was dry, so filled it with distiller water and charged it with shop charger. Replaced in camper but nothing changed no lights no power to slides. Next day, dim lights and very weak slides (moved out bout inch then closed). So how to check converter? And how to replace if bad?
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Old 05-21-2015, 03:44 PM   #2
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Pull the battery, maybe beyond charging. Have Auto Zone, or a parts house check it.
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Seems to me if you measure the battery voltage while disconnected (i.e. you should get 12v or less) and then connect it and plug unit in, you should see 13 - 14 volts indicating the converter is charging.
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So you mean check it at the battery right? Wa going to buy new battery till it charged up enough to turn charger off, but still need to buy new battery.
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Ok, so it reads 12.69 v at the battery.any ideas now?
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If the battery is bad, it will do like you discribed. Went through that with my Cruiser several years ago
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Frank, did it hold a full charge according to meter also?
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It said good but when you hit the load button on the meter it went dead. As a matter of fact, brought it home last night plugged it in, blew a breaker in the housed to the fifth wheel. I Went to get another gfi , tried to bring in the slide would not budge light dim. Installed the new Out let plug and every thing worked, tonight all is oKay. As Stan said you can check the Converter with a meter when hooked up to shore power at the battery.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:34 PM   #9
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Battery is bad. I would replace it before looking at replacing converter.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:41 PM   #10
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Cowboy, take your battery out and take someplace where they can do a load test on it.

Like I told you before, I think you are going to have to pop for a new battery.
That thing has probably got at least one dead cell.
Five years on an RV battery is a long time. Especially if it's the junk that comes with the trailer.
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