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Old 02-18-2010, 07:49 PM   #1
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What happened to my Dimensions converter

I have a 2004 Itasca Meridian parked in my back yard plugged into the 20 amp 120V outlet off the patio. Its been this way for 2 months now with the converter panel set on 5 or 10 amps to keep the coach batteries charged, especially during the coldest temperatures when running the furnace,
Today the Dimensions panel shows "Chgr-Off Hi-Volt
Reset or Service"
House Batteries 12.4V
Chassis Batteries 12.7V
What does this mean and what do I need to do? In 6 years of ownership I've never seen this on the panel, and in 22 years RVing I've never had any trouble with converters. Normally the panel will read "Chrg mode or Float mode."
Kind of lost here.

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My guess is your batteries are tired. They should probably checked with a good hydrometer when they are at normal operating temperature @ 65 degrees.

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Old 02-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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I'll check the batteries tomorrow with a hydrometer and put them on a charger. I've seen the battery voltage read down around 12.3-12.2 before after the converter has been off for a few days but would go into Chg Mode immediately when turned back on. The Hi-Volt bothers me some as I don't know where that could come from. The house circuit that the coach is plugged into powers the kitchen TV, eating area lighting, and lights over the sink and we've been watching the Olympics all day so voltage should be Low if anything.

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Old 02-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #4
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Went out first thing this morning to check the breaker on the converter, looked fine, plugged the 110V cord back in and everything looks just like it should. No idea what happened or what corrected whatever happened. Thank goodness its back to normal.

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Went out first thing this morning to check the breaker on the converter, looked fine, plugged the 110V cord back in and everything looks just like it should. No idea what happened or what corrected whatever happened. Thank goodness its back to normal.

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