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Old 12-14-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Converter test ?

Hey all...any idea on how 2 test a converter to make sure the coach batteries are being chg'd. ??
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:04 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome! Use a multi-meter set on DC, and measure the output voltage of the unit. Or un plug from shore power, have a friend hold the meter leads on one of the batteries, and then plug into shore power, see if the voltage reading goes up.
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Hello and Welcome! Use a multi-meter set on DC, and measure the output voltage of the unit. Or un plug from shore power, have a friend hold the meter leads on one of the batteries, and then plug into shore power, see if the voltage reading goes up.
yup, will go up about a volt or so. Will be noticeable and distinctive change. Same check goes for alternator or most any charging sources.
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If you buy one of these volt meters you can just clamp it around the battery cable next to the battery. It will give indications for volts or amps and also show + or - indicating if the power is going into the battery (charging) or out of the battery (discharging).

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The voltmeter in the above post only measure AC current with the clamp-on current meter. The current going to the battery is DC. You would need a more expensive clamp-on meter that did AC/DC current to test this way.




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Old 12-15-2014, 07:07 AM   #6
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Thanx all....'Preciate the info. & advice !!
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