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Old 09-29-2018, 11:24 PM   #1
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Rushmore Springfield Inverter

We have a 2015 Rushmore Springfield and I need help with the inverter wiring.

The inverter that is installed in the "basement" quit working and none of the control panel lights illuminate. I traced the problem to a severed control wiring ribbon cable. The cable connects the inverter in the basement to the control panel mounted on the wall near the lighting switch panel (in the kitchen above the buffet).

The cable runs from the inverter thru the basement wall into the front storage compartment. The cable ends about 2-feet into the compartment where the end looks like it has been sliced off quite neatly. I suspect that it was rubbing against a sharp metal edge at the point it exited the compartment on its way to the kitchen.

My problem is that I cannot find where it left the compartment; hence, I cannot find the rest of the cable to splice it back together. If someone with a Springfiled can tell me where their cable exits the front storage compartment on the way to the control panel, it would be a great help to me in finding my missing half of the cable. Also, a picture would be even better.

Thanks.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:01 PM   #2
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I'm surprised you haven't had a response yet.
Now you are calling it a inverter. Are you sure it's not a converter?
Maybe the Rushmore has both?
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:06 PM   #3
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It's the 700 watt inverter that came factory-installed to power the residential refrigerator. It "inverts" DC power into AC power.

Yes, I am also surprised that a Springfield (or other Rushmore owner) has not replied.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:09 PM   #4
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Aren't the control panel light DC?


Does your fridge still work when it's operating on the batteries?
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Old 10-01-2018, 10:48 PM   #5
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Aren't the control panel light DC?

[Yes, but since the control cable is severed, there is no voltage (DC or other) provided to the control panel.]


Does your fridge still work when it's operating on the batteries?

[Since the control cable is severed there is no way to turn on the inverter and produce AC, so no, the refrigerator does not work if I want the power to come from the batteries (via the inverter).]
I don't need to troubleshoot the problem further. I just need to repair the severed control cable.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:37 AM   #6
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Sorry. Just trying to help.
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Sorry. Just trying to help.
Thanks. I appreciate it.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #8
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Give me a day or so to see what I can find where wires go on my springfield....
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Hi, take the black plastic cover for the bedroom slide controls off, same wall as converter in upper left corner , 3 screws. Wires come from front compartment into the area behind cover then into ceiling. Might have to take the other wall where the water filter is hidden out to find other end of wires, there are a number of wires that are snaked across the ceiling to find the ribbon cable. Not hard to snake the wire back again. Should be some slack somewhere. Hope this helps!
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We have a 2015 Rushmore Springfield and I need help with the inverter wiring.

The inverter that is installed in the "basement" quit working and none of the control panel lights illuminate. I traced the problem to a severed control wiring ribbon cable. The cable connects the inverter in the basement to the control panel mounted on the wall near the lighting switch panel (in the kitchen above the buffet).

The cable runs from the inverter thru the basement wall into the front storage compartment. The cable ends about 2-feet into the compartment where the end looks like it has been sliced off quite neatly. I suspect that it was rubbing against a sharp metal edge at the point it exited the compartment on its way to the kitchen.

My problem is that I cannot find where it left the compartment; hence, I cannot find the rest of the cable to splice it back together. If someone with a Springfiled can tell me where their cable exits the front storage compartment on the way to the control panel, it would be a great help to me in finding my missing half of the cable. Also, a picture would be even better.

Thanks.

Do you suppose the cable just came out of a connector? Most connectors either snap down on the ribbon, or are hinged to lock the ribbon in.
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