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Old 08-16-2010, 12:23 AM   #1
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batteries not charging

if batteries are o.k., and we are connected to electrical source(50 amp) and batteries will not charge with electrical source but will charge if motorhome is cranked up what is the problem???

also in 2004 national seabreeze, the inverter switch, what is the on position...is the bottom of the switch pressed in for on or pressed in for off???
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:38 AM   #2
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To find the on and off position of the inverter switch. While not connected to shore power, turn your main TV on if it wont come on flip the inverter switch the other way.

If you have the house battrey disconect switch off it may not charge from the inverter / charger
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:27 AM   #3
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if batteries are o.k., and we are connected to electrical source(50 amp) and batteries will not charge with electrical source but will charge if motorhome is cranked up what is the problem???

also in 2004 national seabreeze, the inverter switch, what is the on position...is the bottom of the switch pressed in for on or pressed in for off???
I would look at the converter charging system..check out the circuit breaker and wiring at the DC control circuit board where the converter connects to it. it is a resettable type.
My converter went south after a few years. Seems the capacitors in them are not very high quality and the output voltage becomes to low to effect proper charging. I'm assuming NRV continued to use same type in 2004..

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Check the relay on the side of the power distribution board, on my 6342 dolphin it is located in the bay behind the passenger front tire, it should be mounted on the back side of the stair well near the inverter and the converter. The breakers are small black rectangular buttons that protrude from the edge of the green circuit board, if you are only charging from the chassis alternator it might be this breaker. Mine would nuisance trip often until I replaced it. It was inexpensive to replace, and was moderately difficult to install.

The inverter switch on the cabinet next to the door will illuminate when the top of the switch is depressed, if it does not illuminate in either position, check the green light and GFI on the front of the inverter to see is it is powered. The inverter is beige with a GFI on the front, and the converter is silver in my Dolphin.
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