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Old 03-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #1
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I own a Fleetwood flair 25" and lately have a problem that I don't quite know how to solve. I have the coach hooked up to shore power at my home when not in use. last night, when I checked the house batteries indicator, it's indicated that they're low or dead, I cannot turn on the interior lightings, but yet the microwave is functioning properly and it's the only device it seems to have power connected to it. If it's connected to shore power, I would think that it would charge the house batteries as well as providing electricity to the lighting system, or am I going crazy? Can someone help me before I make my trip, please?

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Old 03-03-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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Hello,

I own a Fleetwood flair 25" and lately have a problem that I don't quite know how to solve. I have the coach hooked up to shore power at my home when not in use. last night, when I checked the house batteries indicator, it's indicated that they're low or dead, I cannot turn on the interior lightings, but yet the microwave is functioning properly and it's the only device it seems to have power connected to it. If it's connected to shore power, I would think that it would charge the house batteries as well as providing electricity to the lighting system, or am I going crazy? Can someone help me before I make my trip, please?

Thanks.
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Old 03-03-2005, 08:36 PM   #3
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Have you checked your 110v fused circuts to see that the battery charger is working ? The invertor / charger may not be working. Have you checked the fluid level inside the batteries? If battery fluid is low the batteries will hold a charge.
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Looking at your previous posts about GEN starting , lighting problems an what we have said about GND checks, could be the same problem to be corrected. Do you have a volt-ohm meter or test lamp? Check the outlet for your 12volt converter an see if you read 110 volts, at that outlet. If not check your gnd-fault outlets in bath area,an kitchen area, wouldn't think converter outlet would be off one of these but who can tell. You can also check your 12 volt buss to see if converter is putting out 12v. Like NewHeart said if your batteries are low on water thats not good. House batts are used to start GEN. If no water in batteries converter could be over charging the batts an boiling the water out.---"007"
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The converter seems to be working fine. No fuses blown that I 'm aware of ( I check with the Ohm Meter). The fluids inside the batteries are topped off. ?????

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by NewHeart:
Have you checked your 110v fused circuts to see that the battery charger is working ? The invertor / charger may not be working. Have you checked the fluid level inside the batteries? If battery fluid is low the batteries will hold a charge. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by carobone:
Last night, when I checked the house batteries indicator, it's indicated that they're low or dead. I cannot turn on the interior lights, but yet the microwave is functioning properly. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>You have 2 electrical systems inside the RV - a 12VDC system driven off the batteries and/or the power converter and (ignoring the inverter) a 120VAC system driven off shore power and/or the generator (if applicable). From what you're describing, the 12VDC system is dead.

Ignoring wiring defects, this could be due to:

1. A defective power converter.

2. A blown main 12VDC fuse or fuse in the converter.

3. The master 12VDC switch is off.

Even if the batteries are disconnected, the interior lights should come on if the rig is connected to shore power - the lights would be powered by the 12VDC converter output. The fact that the lights aren't coming on (nor, apparently, is any other 12VDC device) certainly would lead me to pull the coach battery fuse or disconnect the negative battery cable to remove the battery (batteries) from the 12VDC circuit and then to look for 12VDC at the output terminals of the power converter, then chase the 12VDC to the DC power distribution panel/fuse block and then on out to the lights to see where I lose it.

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