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Old 02-19-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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Bounder electrical issue

So today I put in a new (motor) battery. As I was cleaning up the terminals I noticed that the cable from the house batteries to the disconnect had corroded and broke off at the battery. I still had power in the MH to all lights, etc. How is this possible? I do have a solar system but I don't understand. I turned off the disconnect and fixed the cable. Please educate me.
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:30 PM   #2
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Gotta be an alternate path for the electricity to make its way. Negative or positive was disconnected?
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Old 02-19-2015, 07:47 PM   #3
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Might be coming from the emergency start solenoid maybe stuck closed letting power pass to it
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Do you have more than one battery wired in parallel. Maybe wire off only one and the other still functioning
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The cable was coming off the positive.
There are other cables coming off of the same spot. I will take a pic.
2 6 volt batteries
Used the emergency start before I changed the battery.

Before I worked on the bad cable I turned off the coach disconnect and it worked.

Crazy, thought there would be a simple answer.
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Were you plugged in? The job of the Converter is to power the house **AND** charge the batteries.
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Were you plugged in? The job of the Converter is to power the house **AND** charge the batteries.
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The first picture shows 3- 0/1 gauge wires coming from the house batteries as well as 1 "smaller" wire. The one on top was the one broken and was connected to the left side of picture #2. I am not sure how long the wire was broken before I found it.



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