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Old 06-26-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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My Engine baterry is not charging. We've been on hook-ups at Big Bear Lake in California for four days now, the house are at full but the chassis batts are dead. I have an Onan Equinox Q2000 charger/inverter sysytem. I'm wondering if it's the relay that everyone was talking about many posts back. If that's the case where is it located and how do we test it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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My Engine baterry is not charging. We've been on hook-ups at Big Bear Lake in California for four days now, the house are at full but the chassis batts are dead. I have an Onan Equinox Q2000 charger/inverter sysytem. I'm wondering if it's the relay that everyone was talking about many posts back. If that's the case where is it located and how do we test it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 06-26-2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Relay is on the back wall of the batt compartment. You can test it easily if you have a decent multimeter, using process in this solenoid test link.
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Old 06-26-2008, 08:59 PM   #4
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EngineerMike,
I thought it was back there but wasn't sure. I've got a digital Fluke so it should'nt be a problem. Thanks for the link.
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Old 06-26-2008, 09:40 PM   #5
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William:

Also check previous thread about the Echo Chargers. I had the exact same problem as you a few months back. The Echo Charger fuse was blown. Simple, cheap fix!

I'm not sure if yours has it. They stopped installing them a few years ago. Seems like '05 was a partial year for them.
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The isolation solenoid is a known problem. I also had a situation where the Vansco multiplexor, which controls when the solenoid is activated, based on voltage at the house batteries, failed to activate the solenoid while on shore power. My chassis batteries died. Try cycling the chassis battery disconnect switch, which will re-start the Vansco units, if there is any juice left.

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Old 06-27-2008, 01:00 PM   #7
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William, keep in mind that the coach batteries must be charged up before the solenoid will kick over to the chassis batteries.
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Old 06-28-2008, 05:55 AM   #8
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Install an Echo charger it will solve any charging problems unless its a battery issue. With low bateries you will get all sorts of problems in an Apex

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