Originally Posted by DickReid1
Let me add this trick to find a fuse with current flowing through it:
The trick is to use probes on your voltmeter to touch the fuse contacts to measure any voltage drop across the fuse. The more the voltage measured, the more current going through fuse, the more likely it is the culprit.
Also, if you leave your electric steps extended there is something like 0.8 amp/hr draw from the step controller as it is active monitoring for changes. Not a good idea when dry camping.
I contacted Kwikee
(step manufacturer) about how long the light is timed to be on. They stated that if the controller had never been upgraded
, it will not go out until the door is closed.
their products were made this way at one time. They will check the
model # and ser# for you to see if you need an upgraded controller if you call or e-mail them (Or you could just place a switch in the middle of the black wire to the light from the controller and mount it where it is convent).
They did not indicate of the whole unit was timed or just the light, when I talked with them.
The conector plug looks like it has been disconnected many time for this very reason.
Page 5 of the step manual (#875) shows several ways of wiring the unit.
One way, cuts ALL electric off to it via a wall switch.
Link to download is here: Technical Documents - Power Gear