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Old 03-06-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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No Power Problem

Went to excerise the generator as usual.
When I pressed the coach and chassis battery disconnect buttons to turn on the
power, everything was totally dead.
I checked the house and chassis batteries and they were reading 12.1 volts.
They have clean connections on the battery.
My question is -
Is 12.1 volts too low the connect the solenoids for the battery disconnects.
Also it should be noted that it was 17 degrees outside.
I pulled the batteries and put them on Battery Tenders over night and they are now at 13.1 volts.
So is there a minimum voltage required to operate the solenoids?
I will be reinstalling the batteries later today.
Appreciate any help.
Mike In NY
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
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12.1 is around 50% state of charge. It should have engaged them.

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U check the gen set fuse?
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:09 PM   #4
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12.1 is around 50% state of charge. It should have engaged them.
Agreed! Not sure what the cutoff is but I bet it is a lot lower.

There is something else wrong with your system. Hope you don't have packrats. I would start with checking voltage at the solenoids.
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