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Old 08-13-2019, 05:19 PM   #1
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Thunderstorm messed up amp?


We had a bad thunderstorm on maybe the 10th, power in half the town went down. We shut off the AC, microwave, and battery backup (APC XS 1000) that holds the wifi, computer, and TV monitor plugs in case of power outages like this.

The next morning (a solid 11hrs power being down) all power was restored and everything seemed back to normal....aside from the battery backup which read 120v previously but will now no longer get above 116v and beeps because it's neither charging nor getting enough electricity to run full capacity safely.

We're still connected for 50amp, everything but the fridge is disconnected and we're still running lower than we should be. No circuits in the RV seem to have been tripped, RV battery is full still.

Any ideas?

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Old 08-14-2019, 05:06 AM   #2
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How old is the UPS? It could be the battery has cycled past its life expectancy.

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Old 08-14-2019, 05:17 AM   #3
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Sounds like utiity pwr is effected, are you in an rv park if so ask them to contact the utility to perform a pwr quality check or have RV Park qualified electrician check power to your site. Does your coach have an EMS or surge protection you dont want to operate A/C, micro wave or other electronics with a low voltage condition $$$. If your fridge is an rv type should be ok as control power is 12v and 120v is used for resistive element only or you can run on propane. Good luck.
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