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Old 07-08-2016, 03:21 PM   #15
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Found it!

The "dash pod" is the actual instrument panel on hinges that opens to reveal the breaker that i needed. Reset the breaker and so far so good.


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Old 07-10-2016, 04:11 PM   #16
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I own a 2004 National RV {Dolphin} that I purchased new. Right away I had the same problem you have. While at an RV park and the house batteries dead I went to an auto parts store and bought a battery charger and attached it to the house batteries for a temp. fix. Behind the right front wheel is where my inverter and converter are found in the storage bin. At the back is a black plastic panel and many wires etc. behind that I knew nothing about. I found the major circuit breaker {55 amp} there. it was tripped. Once reset everything works perfect. Every once in awhile it will trip but easy to reset. Why it trips, no one seems to know. Hope this helps.

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Old 07-11-2016, 03:52 AM   #17
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Check converter output, most likely fine, but will verify bad relay. Isolator relays are not very expensive or difficult to replace.

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Old 07-12-2016, 05:40 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone,

I have a theory on why my breaker tripped and could be the same for yours edrudd.

The morning my electrics SNAFU'ed was the morning I found the house batteries low (like 6.5v). So I jump started the Gen.

So I wonder if the batteries being that low they drew a large recharge current from the converter tripping the breaker. I would think the converter should be capable of its own current control so not sure this theory holds has any merit.

Maybe using the battery pack on the house batteries to jump the Gen caused it?
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:50 AM   #19
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FWIW I really doubt most converters are capable of doing anything but trip a breaker or blow a fuse. Most are not multi level chargers either. That would indicate you are correct in thinking that when you jumped the generator to start it the charging current probably blew the breaker.

At this point I would be trying to get the house batteries charged up to 12 V or so with an external charger so I could see what was happening. If the batteries are up then the converter should handle the load and top off the battery bank without a problem.

One other thing you should understand about the 12 VDC system is that there is no directional flow in the sense that the battery and the converter are both connected to the 12 VDC distribution buss. Power from converter is split between the battery and the 12 VDC loads. That can limit current to the battery if there is a very large DC demand like an Inverter running a large entertainment system or similar. In that case the battery supplements the converter in supplying current to the load then goes back to charging when the load goes away. The point is to shut off all the other 12 VDC stuff you do not need when trying to charge a low battery.

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