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Old 07-05-2019, 05:56 PM   #1
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Burnt Battery Distro Center

Hey all, new to this forum. I'm at my in-laws, and I've run into some issues and need your opinion of how bad it is.

My father-in-law wired up his own 30A outlet in anticipation of our arrival. When I plugged in, it looked as though it was not providing any shore power. Control center showed an input ac fault. We disconnected & measured power. He had 120 on each leg (wired wrong).

I decided to use generator for the rest of my time here, but now it only runs for about 20min and shuts everything down - was running 10hrs prior to shore power. The only way to restart gennie is tho start the rig. Thought it could be an inverter issue, and that's when I saw this...what other damage should I look for?
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:25 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2.

Sorry you're here with problems .

I hope that the circuit board that failed protected in some way other electrical items in the coach .

When you have the replacement board , and install it . Turn off all the RV 's circuit breakers before you hook to ; proper shore power.
With shore power established , and your sure there are no issues with the transfer switch , check for heat and smoke.
Then turn the RV's main circuit breaker , and then the other circuit breakers in the panel : one at a time : check each circuit for operation by the labels on the panel , before turning on the next circuit breaker .
Keep a list of all suspected damage , ( microwave , fridge 120 volt side , roof A/C units and inverter) you may be advised to contact you insurance company , because your problem could get expensive in a hurry.
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Great info. Will do.
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Well, I installed the new battery distro center that I got from RV Custom Products. Powered everything on one ckt at a time as advised above. The only issue seems to be the inverter...at least I think.

Plugged into good 50A shore power and nothing. Started the rig for about 10 min to get a charge on the batteries then shut down and jacked into shore power again. Freedom 458 Inverter comes on, but cycles (growls noticeably) on and off about 20 seconds at a time. Command center never shows that it's on AC power. I shut it off after a few minutes don't want to cause more damage. Any thoughts on testing the inverter to see if it's working correctly?
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Ouch !

This sounds like there has been internal damage to your inverter , the electronics inside probably sustained damage before the other board burnt up .
The internal damage MAY be repairable , but testing will be required.
Do you have a manual for the inverter ?
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No manual. Did open it up, though. It blew at least 5 mosfets
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:55 PM   #7
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Once again ,,... OUCH!!

When my rad fan control module went south , I lost one mosfet, by the number it was obsolete , but managed one to fit the bill and I've got 3 years out of the $5 part so far. Hope you can get that lucky.
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Knuckled down and replaced the inverter. Didn't have time to wait for a fix. I've ordered the Mosfets for replacement some other day. The combo of the new battery distro center and inverter fixed all problems.
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Unfortunately, situation comes up from time to time when people wire a 30-amp outlet with 240v outlet instead of a 120v.

Sorry that you had the problem, but it sounds like you got it under control. Hopefully others will see this and make note before they make the same mistake.
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