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Old 12-25-2008, 06:29 PM   #15
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Thanks RV Wizard. I am just about to pull the trigger on another converter tomorrow so that would probably cure that problem. I have no idea if the one I have is bad or not but it sure is pointing in that direction. One a different note, I hope everyone has had a good Christmas. Santa brought me a gift card for the local Harley shop. Woooo Hooooo! I am a patrol sergeant with my Sheriff's Office so I have been hopping from one domestic to another today. Makes the day go by faster, I guess. Y'all have a good one. Take care.
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A new converter should correct the problem and possibly increase the battery life too. You can always store the old charger for a back up or other project you may have one day. Good luck and keep us posted on the results.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:04 AM   #17
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well, I bought a new Parallax converter. Man, those things are expensive! After about three hours I was able to shoehorn it into the compartment where the old one was. It was quite a bit bigger. It seems to work fine and I heard the fan cycling a few times last night. The lights aren't flickering and the battery gauge shows 13.9v. I want to thank everyone for their help. I always know I can find out what I need right here. Happy New Year to everyone.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:41 AM   #18
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When plugged into shore power the converter not only charges the batteries but also converts the 120v shore power to 12v for the coach. In other words it is the source of your 12v power not the batteries when you are plugged in or if the generator is running.

Sounds like you found and corrected your problem. Converters are also sized but the size of your batteries with the necessary amperage being found in your spec sheets.

If you have an inverter/charger combo then the above is not true, your 12v power comes from the batteries not the inverter/charger.
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Mine is a converter / charger. I think the new one fixed the problem. Four days of staying in it with no flickering lights.
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Converters are chargers and provide 12v to the coach. Inverters take 12v to 120v. Inverter/chargers take 12v to 120v and charge the batteries. 12v power to the coach is provided by the batteries wether plugged in or not to 120v.

With a converter you charge the batteries and provide 12v to the coach through the converter not the batteries while plugged into 120v.
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