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Old 12-31-2007, 05:09 AM   #1
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Happy New Year one and all!!

I think that after my last go round of a dead coach, I am getting way to involved with it all, but now I am confused. In July when i brought this baby home, my monitor panel told me I was drawing 2-3 amps while plugged into shore power. I attributed most of that draw to the refrigerator. This Morning I went out to check the coach and found the monitor saying 7 amps. I disconnected the shore power and checked the battery voltages, (13.0 house, 12.6 chassis) I have the Charge wizard from Intelipower and a Ultra Trik-l-start unit on the chassis battery. Now the question, Is this a Normal Amperage draw? Everything is off in the coach as it is in winter storage. I checked the water in the batteries within the last 8 days.
Sure hope some of you smart poeple can put my mind to rest, this is bugging the devil out of my.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:09 AM   #2
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Happy New Year one and all!!

I think that after my last go round of a dead coach, I am getting way to involved with it all, but now I am confused. In July when i brought this baby home, my monitor panel told me I was drawing 2-3 amps while plugged into shore power. I attributed most of that draw to the refrigerator. This Morning I went out to check the coach and found the monitor saying 7 amps. I disconnected the shore power and checked the battery voltages, (13.0 house, 12.6 chassis) I have the Charge wizard from Intelipower and a Ultra Trik-l-start unit on the chassis battery. Now the question, Is this a Normal Amperage draw? Everything is off in the coach as it is in winter storage. I checked the water in the batteries within the last 8 days.
Sure hope some of you smart poeple can put my mind to rest, this is bugging the devil out of my.
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Old 12-31-2007, 05:20 AM   #3
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Okay, now I know this may sound REALLY stupid and I don't mean to insult your intelligence. Um....is your engine block heater plugged into the plug-in in the engine bay?
I'm deffinately not an electrition.
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Old 12-31-2007, 06:05 AM   #4
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From time to time the battery voltage will drop sufficently to cause the inverter/charger to start charging the batteries. This may be what you saw. Another thought, is your hot water heater on electric?

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Old 12-31-2007, 06:11 AM   #5
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Thank You AKBrick, I just got my unit back from the dealer after warranty repairs and he must have plugged in the heater. It is now OFF and the current draw is 1 amp, Normal.
Thanks again, now I can sleep again>
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Old 12-31-2007, 07:08 AM   #6
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Good catch AKBrick. You deserve an attaboy.
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:23 AM   #7
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Wow, I'm glad I could actually help someone for a change. I thought I was way out in left field or something.
Sweet dreams and Happy New Year!!
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Never under estimate your ability to help us poor souls!

"Experience is a tough teacher. It gives the test first and then teaches the lesson!"

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