Trombetta Bear Power Lead
I've been experiencing battery drain on the chassis batteries for quite some time. For the past year or so, I've been using a charger to maintain these batteries. While servicing the batteries recently, I noticed that the right lead for the small terminal was loose. Closer examination disclosed that the lead was only connected by a few strands of copper wire. I obtained some Ancor marine ring terminals and started preparing the lead wire for the new terminal by cutting the black shrink tube on the lead and as I did so, I noticed that the shrink tube was brittle and so was the insulation on the wire inside. Closer examination disclosed that in addition to the stranded copper wire, a lead, such as you might find coming out of a resistor, capacitor or diode. The shrink tubing also had a swelled area further up the line which is most likely the component attached to this metal lead.
The question is, what is this component and what is it's purpose? Does anyone have any idea?
Be that as it may, I attached the new ring terminal, shrunk the heat shrink and connected it and for the last three days, Vansco #19 has remained on while on shore power and the house and chassis batteries are showing equal charge of 13.4 V and this is with the Inverter fan OFF. I am hopeful that I've cured my problem with the chassis battery discharge and that the system is working as it was designed to work.
Janet and Todd Legg
2006 Alpine Apex M-40FDQS #75594
2014 Honda CRV w/navi