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Old 08-24-2019, 05:09 PM   #1
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Res Refer Power Trouble

We have a 2018 Coachman Leprechaun Model #311FS, class C. We are having power issues to our residential refer. Brought rig home and plugged into house power to get the refer cold before heading out. Worked great. This morning we headed out. Disconnected shore power. Then turned on inverter. Also worked great on the trip. We got to our destination, turned off inverter and then plugged in to shore power. Now, we have no shore power to the refer, but it will continue to work with inverter(2 TV's also powered from it)on only. I think it is a relay problem with the transferring of the power source. Will the batteries continue to charge from the shore power? Or will they go dead? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2019, 06:09 PM   #2
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You probably have a stand alone inverter and seperate converter/charger.

If that's the case, your converter/charger will keep up with the inverter draw. Just make sure the converter/charger is running.

As long as the battery voltage stays above 12.6 volts, you'll be fine until you get it checked.

Another option is to find the fridge plug and, with an extension cord, plug it into the power pedestal while at the CG.

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Old 08-24-2019, 07:38 PM   #3
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Thanks. Yes we have a separate converter/inverter. As far as the refer plug..it is behind the refer with no access other than pulling the unit out. Thanks again for the info.
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