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Old 12-29-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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Battery died while on shore power

The batteries on our 2014 Excel Winslow have water and are on shore power, but they have died.

Any suggestions?
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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They need a converter/ inverter to keep them charged. Yours may have blown a fuse or circuit breaker or the 110 outlet may have a circuit breaker tripped.
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Old 12-29-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum. How did you determine the batteries are dead? Is the battery disconnect switch on? Check to make sure the batt connections are clean and tight. Next check your voltage at the batteries. If you are hooked up to shore power and your converter is working correctly you should have like 12.8 to 14.4 volts. If its below that you may want to check the fuses at the converter. Let's start there and see what we got. rockin'
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Welcome to the forum. How did you determine the batteries are dead? Is the battery disconnect switch on? Check to make sure the batt connections are clean and tight. Next check your voltage at the batteries. If you are hooked up to shore power and your converter is working correctly you should have like 12.8 to 14.4 volts. If its below that you may want to check the fuses at the converter. Let's start there and see what we got. rockin'
volts are at 11.5, so am checking the fuse at the converter.

The RV slides are closed up, while I went home for Christmas. Is the fuse for the converter in the main box- which in the 14 winslow is in the pantry cabinet?

If so, the long slide (length of kitchen and living room) is covering that cabinet. How can I move the slide out without power?
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There should be a fuse on the converter itself. You can put jumper cables on your battery to operate your slides.
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There should be a fuse on the converter itself. You can put jumper cables on your battery to operate your slides.

Thanks so much for your help. I got the slide opened and the breaker was thrown.

Made my day!!

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Thanks for updating us. Glad you found it.

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Thanks so much for your help. I got the slide opened and the breaker was thrown.

Made my day!!

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I believe there are 4 mini fuses in the converter in the electrical utility area. rockin'
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I believe there are 4 mini fuses in the converter in the electrical utility area. rockin'
I was in my basement area yesterday and snapped a few pics. If PI is still using the Progressive Dynamics converters, you will have fuses on the converter portion itself. That is separate from what you see, from inside the coach. Here is a picture of mine. You will see the red fuses in it...

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PI has used PD for years. You got it. I've seen folks messing around there and accidentally pull the electrical cord out of the 110V box!!!! While you're looking at that...make sure you have voltage at the outlet. Kinda common sense, but worth mentioning. rockin'
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