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Old 12-15-2012, 12:32 AM   #15
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On my previous coach a bad RF filter in one of the ceiling lights caused the monitor panel to read full all of the time. It also caused the fan to remain running in heat mode no matter if the heat pump itself was running or not.

I replaced the ballast, problem fixed.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:31 AM   #16
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Florescent light problem in conflict with fridge fixed

Hi All: Thanks for all your help. The problem ended up being because of the ballast. Why, I am not sure but in any case I replaced the light with an LED light. That did the job. I removed both florescent lights and replaced the unit with one LED, Installation was simple though you have to be careful that you connect up as per instructions. It took me 2 tries as I blew a 20 amp fuse. Whatever you do you have to bypass the ballast. There is no point in buying a similar type unit as what came with the motor home because over time the ballast will fail. The LED light which is as 18" cost $44.00. A new florescent type unit with a ballast was $58.00. I have found that one LED light is as bright as 2 florescent so really no need to put in 2 LED lights. Also I was told that eventually all the florescent type light units in motor home will eventually fail. The other advantage to using the LED light is that you do not have to change the Lighting Unit.

Thanks again for all your help.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:16 AM   #17
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Your symptoms do not add up. However, changing connections and moving wires may have cured it. A fluoresent light turned off cannot possibly interfere with anything.

That said, "always fix the obvious first" and often other problems go away. Taking a couple of voltage measurements when things are not working is usually best. That said, I would rather be lucky than good any day.

My fluoresent lights really stopped my remote control extender to not work. You could actually look at the receiver and see it was getting interfered with. The one in the bedroom had to be disconnected. In the living room I just left the cabinets open to run the devices with the remote directly or kept the lights off. I made a hood for the infared pickup and that helped a lot. Recently I modified all of my lights to use leds. The issue is almost gone but there is still some problems and the extender works 90% better. The hood still helps so I think the pickup device is just poorly designed.
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Thanks YC1: Our dealer told us that the problem is that the ballast can interfere with the operation of the fridge and the best was to bypass the ballast which we did by installing LED. In any case we are glad we have solved the problem. Thanks for you input.
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I just finished changing my last fluoresent light to led today. I missed the one over the kitchen area. While I was at it the light below the microwave that is supposed to light up the stove was very anemic. I mean miserably so. I love to cook and this has always driven me crazy. Very poor lighting. I ran led strip lights along the bottom of the microwave/vent hood, some in the spice rack area above, and some inside the cabinets above the kitchen. WOW what a difference. And then ran some more. Now the Kitchen sink and stove are lit up beautifully. Then the wife came inside, said great, now do the rest of the cabinets. Ok dear, but bring me some more beer.

Our closet light was crappy too. So it has a long strand of led's. The entertainment system was also a dungeon. No longer. It looks like a palace. This stuff is really fun to play with and has made a tremendous difference.

Merry Christmas to everyone.
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Glad I could help you solve it.
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