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Old 09-08-2016, 07:33 PM   #15
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Until you figure this out, lock the boost switch on. Both sets of batteries will be charged this way. Not the best solution but will keep the engine batteries charged.
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i had the same problem with both my 2004 36' CC Inspire and also with the coach I have now ,2008 45' CC Intrigue . On my 2008 when driving the chassis batteries would be charged but not the house batteries and when plugged in to 50amp the house batteries would be charged but not the chassis . I replaced the Magnum Battery Combiner two times thinking that maybe they were bad . I called the company and they walked me through adjusting it . Also replaced 2 chassis batteries and 4 house batteries ( all 6 years old ) and solenoid located in the inverter/charger area $$$$. Still with no results . One day I crawled under the 2008 coach to check the grounds and found a loose ground by the chassis batteries . I cleaned the connection and tightened it back up and now after all the headaches and $$$$ everything works great . So now I have a spare Magnum Combiner and Solenoid . So moral of the story ......check your grounds .
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Old 09-09-2016, 07:58 AM   #17
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Just FYI, the Blue Sea solenoids CC uses are great but when I needed to replace my house battery solenoid, CC wanted $350 for it. I found it on Amazon for just under $150.

https://www.bluesea.com/products/901...12_24V_DC_250A
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Jerry,

My Magnum device is set to divert charge from the higher voltage battery to the lower voltage battery at 13.0VDC. I suggest yours should be set at that point also.

What are the settings on your device and what are the LEDs reporting? Are you able to take a photo of your device showing settings and LEDs?
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I will try to get a photo tomorrow (Sat.) and post it. I have experimented with the settings after everything else has failed so, they may not be the recommended settings at the moment. Thanks for the ideas!
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Make echo charger kicks in
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My Echo charger kicks in at 13.4 v to the House Batteries. Once that happens a 15 amp trickle kicks in to the chassis batteries. My problem occurs when my inverter switches to float mode and the voltage drops to 13.1 or 13.2. no more trickle. How do you reset float mode on the inverter to 13.4 or is this normal and look for something elsr
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Gsander1, thanks, but I have made all these checks, more than once, and my starting battery still drains if it sits a couple of weeks while plugged into 50 amps. The 8D battery is less than a year old and has been load tested by two different suppliers. I am at a loss. I know the Echo charger was bad as it got water in it when a shop washed the battery off. Prior to that, every thing performed okay. Is there a fool proof test for the Magnum unit to see if it is functioning properly?

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I would check your boost solenoids. I had one fail causing a slow drain on my chassis batteries. Also, my chassis boost system wasn't working even though I could hear the relay inside the solenoid cycle when I would operate the toggle switch. After getting the blessing from Gregg Bootes at CC I replaced both solenoids with the Cole Hersee 200 amp continuous duty units. The drain went away and now the boost system works again. After that I added the Echo charger which is a great added feature and very easy to install.

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Affinityfan, pasted below from the Echo Charger manual. If your EC is not on at 13.1 volts it is not functioning correctly.

When the input voltage is 13.0/25.5 volts DC or higher, echo-charge
automatically switches ON. The LED glows a steady green. When the
input voltage is lower than 13.0/25.5 volts, the echo-charge automatically
switches OFF, and the LED blinks green. The output voltage of echocharge
is limited to 14.4/28.8 volts. When it reaches 14.4/28.8 volts, the
charge current will decrease, maintaining a float condition. The starter
battery will be fully charged without overcharging.
No load current drain on the house bank is less than 50 milli-amps.
If the input voltage is above 14.4 volts (or 28.8), output will be limited to a
maximum of 14.4/28.8 volts.
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Rsponsford, you mentioned 2 solenoids but I have found only one, above my starting battery. Where is the second one located on your coach? My boost system is not working.
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Rsponsford, you mentioned 2 solenoids but I have found only one, above my starting battery. Where is the second one located on your coach? My boost system is not working.
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Sounds the same as mine. My second one is located in the accessory bay under the drivers' seat. This is the same compartment where the generator battery is located. The solenoid is mounted there on the vertical portion of the steel frame and should be easy to spot. Photo attached but ignore the yellow cables in the photo. Those cables do not belong there.

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