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Old 12-17-2011, 04:19 PM   #29
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After posting I took a look see at your equipment, and then I googled it. WOW! Some nice ride, I did not know just how much power those things required. I thought my 40 ft Holiday Rambler was complex, nothing compared to yours. We both have lots to learn.
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Like I said on another thread, I nearly lost my mind with this thing when I first bought it. I purchased it after it was several years old and having sat for about a year and a half. All of its problems brought it into my price range but brought the headaches too.

The electrical systems drove me crazy. 24v and 12v for the chassis and 12v and 110v for the house. All of them meet in one panel area. I was never sure if things didn't work or if I just didn't have a clue how to make them work. Believe me.. I am still learning.

I can say enough good things about folks that have been willing to help.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:22 PM   #30
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I use electrical cable ties to keep all cables together for each terminal. Easy to tie together and just cut it off when reattaching to post. Also can color code each terminal with different color ties.
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Great! Like I said in the original question I plan to number each wire with the corresponding post number and I had thought of fastening them together but had not really considered wire ties. That is a great idea. I always keep some of those around and use them often...

Thank you very much.
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Now that I am a little smarter about what an equalizer is, I gather you have a chassis battery set up simular to the following. I seperated one series set (A2/B2) out. Not sure if yours is like that so you need to make a real diagram of your set up if this is not it.



I take it you have the manual for your equalizer which should be something like this: http://www.vanner.com/wp-content/upl.../D013444-F.pdf
From reading that I see that to maintain proper battery charging it is very important to get it wired back correctly.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:02 PM   #32
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Found this posting:Print Page - Prevost battery question
In that there is a posting by Prevostman that says:

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Adding to the confusion is when the discussion swings over to the chassis and not the house. The chassis on all the Prevosts I have seen has 4 group 31 batteries connected in series and parallel and the chassis uses a pair of 50 amp Vanner Equalizers, or on later models a single 100 amp Vanner equalizer (like the house on a 24 volt Elegant Lady.) The wiring diagram for the chassis batteries is oin the RH engine side door next to the batteries and it is VITAL they get connected together in that fashion.

If this is a chassis issue and not a house issue all the electrical diagrams specific to the serial number of the coach can be found here: Prevost - Publication technique -Intranet (Prevost - Publication technique -Intranet)
So 4 batteries is normal. I do not have your chassis data required to use the linked web page (Prevost - Publication technique -Intranet) but I would think you want that as a minimum.

And wiring color things like the following are real handy to know:

Red = 24 volts
Yellow= 12
Black = ground

You can do this and your upfront research will keep you out of trouble.

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Old 12-17-2011, 08:53 PM   #35
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Now some more
Found this posting:Print Page - Prevost battery question
In that there is a posting by Prevostman that says:



So 4 batteries is normal. I do not have your chassis data required to use the linked web page (Prevost - Publication technique -Intranet) but I would think you want that as a minimum.

And wiring color things like the following are real handy to know:

Red = 24 volts
Yellow= 12
Black = ground

You can do this and your upfront research will keep you out of trouble.

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Now that I am a little smarter about what an equalizer is, I gather you have a chassis battery set up simular to the following. I seperated one series set (A2/B2) out. Not sure if yours is like that so you need to make a real diagram of your set up if this is not it.



I take it you have the manual for your equalizer which should be something like this: http://www.vanner.com/wp-content/upl.../D013444-F.pdf
From reading that I see that to maintain proper battery charging it is very important to get it wired back correctly.
Dave
Wow! Thanks for all the information in these posts. I am not sure the diagram is exactly like mine but is is definitely close. Thanks for the links and all.. On my way to check the links now.

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:10 PM   #36
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Thanks for that. I use that on light bulbs outside. I wondered what to put on the connections. Once I have everything put back together it is impossible to keep an eye on those connections on a daily basis. I have seen guys spray a red stuff on the connections but not sure what it was.
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I use the red and black felt washer on the post and the red spray and vasalene... over kill but I did not want to do it again anytime soon...
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I use the red and black felt washer on the post and the red spray and vasalene... over kill but I did not want to do it again anytime soon...
Same, but NO red stuff. I had to 'rescue' my ex one time because she let a 'boyfriend' put the red stuff on the cable ends when installing a new battery. He had put the red stuff on first, the n put the cables on the posts.

Thus...no connection. Went over there and cleaned it off, re-installed the terminals, and walla, started right up.

Lesson learned.
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Do yourself a favor and wire ty the wires on each post together so you don't start swapping the little ones around.
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Several weeks ago I had may batteries replaced by a mobile tech. One of the things he did that interested me was that he zip tied all of the cables together from each terminal. When it was time to replace the cables he knew which ons went on each terminal. I think that is better than paint.
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Several weeks ago I had may batteries replaced by a mobile tech. One of the things he did that interested me was that he zip tied all of the cables together from each terminal. When it was time to replace the cables he knew which ons went on each terminal. I think that is better than paint.
That is exactly what I do, and posted the same two days ago. Very clean and no question about what goes where.
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On my 2004 Winnebago I have a built in clock next to my bed. After changing Batteries the clock no longer worked ! It turns out that you have to disconnect the clock and plug it back in and it then works just fine.
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