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Old 03-04-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Dear members please help
On my Rv i am not sure that my converter that is inside the Rv will load my aux.batterys i have the feeling that is is not loading but i dont know where to check this,i have 2 x 80amp batterys(12volt)the inverter or converter (what is the right name?)works good for all the internal lighting etc.but the batterys will not get fully loaded -is there somewhere a fuse in that circuit????????

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my generator starts badly (looks like low voltage in batterys),now i will try to change the starter cable to the automotive battery but i don't know where the cable is on the front of the coach I think it is attached to some solinoid or relay but there are a lot of cable on some relays on the front,
please help a dutchman that lives in Belgium

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Old 03-04-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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On my Rv i am not sure that my converter that is inside the Rv will load my aux.batterys i have the feeling that is is not loading but i dont know where to check this,i have 2 x 80amp batterys(12volt)the inverter or converter (what is the right name?)works good for all the internal lighting etc.but the batterys will not get fully loaded -is there somewhere a fuse in that circuit????????

2e question
my generator starts badly (looks like low voltage in batterys),now i will try to change the starter cable to the automotive battery but i don't know where the cable is on the front of the coach I think it is attached to some solinoid or relay but there are a lot of cable on some relays on the front,
please help a dutchman that lives in Belgium

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-05-2006, 01:08 AM   #3
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Hans, first let me welcome you to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us. More than likely your coach has a converter. This devise changes alternating current (in your case 105 volts) into 12 volts direct current. There should be a circuit breaker or possible a fuse between the converter and the battery. You coould start by following the battery cable from the positive post back and hopefully this will correct your problem. Are the batteries good? A bad battery will also give you the same symptoms. You can check the out put of the converter by checking the battery voltage before the unit is plugged in and then after. It should increase in voltage at the battteries.
If the house or auxilary batteries are look the generator will have a hard time trying to start if it trys at all. You may have a boost switch on the dash or you could start the chassis engine. THe house batteries should again get a charge from the engine altenator. This can be verified the same way by checking the voltage at batteries. If the engine altenator does increase the voltage at the batteries then any circuit breaker at the battery is ok, the problem of charging from shore power could be at the converter. I hope this is of some help. If not please give a little more info as to the year, make and model of the coach. Good luck.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">On my Rv i am not sure that my converter that is inside the Rv will load my aux.batterys i have the feeling that is is not loading </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm. Why do you think they are not being loaded (charged)? Is there a lack of power when operating from the batteries? IF so, chances are the batteries themselves may be unable to take or hold an electrical charge. How old are they? Have you checked the water level in the batteries (assuming they are the typical lead-acid flooded cell type)?
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Old 03-05-2006, 12:06 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply
I think i found the problem mabey

I have driven the coach for 20 miles and the battery's where better than before so i could start my generator and wenn i drive the batterys will be charged for over 14,5 volt by the engine and wenn the generator runs the batterys will also be charged trough the build-in inverter with 14,6 volts

ONLY wenn i connect the coach to the shoreline with my converter that convert 220 back to 110 volts the batterys will NOT be charged ,I think that is because we in Europe have 50 hz and in the states you have 60 hz
So somewhere in that circuit there is going something not good,
When i am on the shoreline everything works porperly like the lights ,the fridge,the waterpump etc etc but not the airco's offcorse because the use a lot of power

The only thing is that wenn the batterys get drained I can't start the generator no more and that i what i want change but i can't find the Plus Cable that comes from the generator to ....... a relay or solinoid??????
Otherwise i would reroute this cable to the automotive battery so than i can always start my generator

So if anybody can tell me how i get this fixed i would be very pleased ,and than all my problems are solved.(with a little help from my american friends)
problemis stillthereccananybodyhelpmabeywithssceduleoranythi ng
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Welcome to IRV2 Hans.
I would not run a cable from house batteries to chassis batt thats why you have an isolator to keep them from discharging each other plus you may blow fuses and the isolator.
Do you have a battery charger, I would disconnect batt cables to house batts and bring them up to full charge{load}, not sure what happens with different cycle 60 verses 50 but a battery charger should bring up your house batts to full charge.
Your converter may not be able to keep a float charge for your house batts and yes house batts start you GEN.
House batts will charge from your altenator when driving coach. HAVE you ever thought of solar panels for house batts? "007"
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