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Old 05-08-2016, 09:01 PM   #1
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Lights flickering off every once and a while

I've got an 86 kit road Ranger that I just bought. I have it hooked up on an extention cord in my backyard for the time being with the batteries hooked up. Everything seems to be in order but every now and then all the lights will flicker of for a second. The ac runs fine without interruption and I find it weird that the lights are the ones loosing power. There is a hum coming from the converter under the sink and it ticks evertime the lights go out. Is this a sign for a bad converter or am I just not getting enough power from the house, or something else entirely? I'm new to the trailer world so any input would be appreciated!
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:06 PM   #2
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Since all lights are 12V, check your house battery bank. Specific gravity test for each cell will determine actual state of battery. Clean all battery cable ends and battery posts, fill cells with distilled/de-ionized water after gravity tests completed. This will help: The 12V side of life
Use a Voltmeter to check if your battery bank is actually being charged, if you obtain a reading over 13VDC they are being charged.
I too suspect your converter/charger if your battery bank tests good per that website.
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Thanks for the input, I will check on that when I get back! And thank you for your service First Sgt.
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I would check your 12v ground. If the ground is intermittent it will effect both your lights and your converter/charger.
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I would check your 12v ground. If the ground is intermittent it will effect both your lights and your converter/charger.
I agree....check where the ground wire is attached to your frame. Remove it, get out some sandpaper, and clean, clean, clean.
Reattach and hopefully you'll be good to go.
Maybe some type of spray after you clean it to keep a good contact??
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I would check your 12v ground. If the ground is intermittent it will effect both your lights and your converter/charger.
Important item. Over 90% of all 12V problems are caused by a poor ground.
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