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Old 08-26-2015, 05:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by nothermark View Post
The simple fact is the converter can be wired to either side of the battery disconnect relay. On our first MH there was no 12 VDC even when plugged in because the converter charger was connected to the battery. On our current MH plugging in gives 12 VDC so everything works but the battery is not charged unless I turn on the salesman's/storage switch.

Your statement is true. However, in your first MH being wired that way defeated the purpose of the disconnect switch. It was still possible for the Converter/charger to discharge your battery while not connect to shore power or generator.

I suspect either it was an older MH and the Converter was just a charger or someone before you had done some changes. In today's RVs the Converter is never on the battery side of the disconnect.

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Old 08-27-2015, 06:52 AM   #16
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FWIW one unit was a 2001 Coachmen, the second a 2012 Fourwinds. One of the few things I am sure of is that if it can be done either way then it will be done either way. It seems that in a world of 2 choices somebody continuously finds "a better way". And I am not just talking about shade tree mechanics. I have seen engineers do the same thing. ;-)

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