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Old 09-11-2021, 11:40 PM   #1
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Bad converter (charger)?

I own a 2006 Crossroads Zinger and need some help.`



I've determined that my battery is bad and ready to be replaced. Can anyone tell me how to check my battery charger? I'm wondering if it has failed and am not sure how to test it. With no battery connected, should I be reading 12 to 14 volts on my battery leads (while plugged in to A/C) or is there some protective feature I don't know about? I read zero volts DC. All of my fuses in the panel appear to be good. I may simply need a new battery, but I'd rather be confident that my trailer will charge the new battery.


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Old 09-12-2021, 03:38 AM   #2
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Many chargers will not show voltage at the leads unless a battery is connected. The battery must also be at a certain voltage level as well. If it is too low, the charger will not recognize that it is there.
We used to have an audi S4 cabrio that the wife would rarely drive. the battery was stone dead. When I connected the charger, it wouldn't recognize the battery, and I had to bring out my Marine battery, and hook up jumper cables to the dead battery while on the charger to "trick" it into recognizing, and charging the dead battery. She drove it the auto parts place, and they swapped it out for her.
You could test your charger in a similar fashion prior to installing your new battery.
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Old 09-12-2021, 04:06 AM   #3
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A simpler method would be to test your new battery voltage prior to installing it. Once installed, and on Shore power, test it again. The voltage should read higher if your charger is working.
I believe most chargers should provide approx. 13.5 volts
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Thank you for your reply and thoughts on this. I'll give it a try after I buy a new battery.
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Old 09-12-2021, 09:48 AM   #5
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Troubleshooting tips from WFCO. https://wfcoelectronics.com/faq/#tab-613df80f128b0
There are also several youtube vids on troublemshooting converters.
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ON the Battery end of the cable to CONVERTER is a 12VDC CIRCUIT BREAKER, and on POWER PANEL end is Fuse/s (often 30a-40a marked REVERSE POLARITY?), but Rrizz is correct about Modern Chargers will NOT output voltage UNLESS Battery Voltage Greater THAN X... SUGGEST you have old battery charged/ tested, and then with new/ charged battery installed, then check charging voltage? (LOOK for 13.2-14.6vdc)
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