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Old 09-18-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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When I had charging problems I checked and sure enough I hadn't hooked the charge wire up. Pictures didn't really show it and it had fallen down behind the batteries.
Then I hooked it up and, after a few more weekends, found the alternator was shot too.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:50 PM   #17
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I believe you could use something like this in safety once you've determined the amps you need in an ANL fuse. ANL Fuses & Kits - DonRowe.com

Just a quick extra note on the above:
..after doing a bit of research...a FASTER fuse than ANL is needed if you are dealing with an INVERTER circuit...in that case, get an ANN type fuse of appropriate amperage which for a 1000W inverter is gonna be in the 125-150amp range typically...about double that for a 2000W continuous inverter....but check with YOUR mfr. if you don't know for sure.
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Tompen,
I think its called a straight mount circuit breaker. I will go back to the RV tomorrow to see if I can check the required amps.
Again, the 110v/12 v charger/inverter is a 5 amps charger. But you might be right, it might need a 50amp circuit breaker.
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We may not be talking about the same thing. Your convertor puts out more than 5 amps. Think of it this way, 2 or 3 of your 12 volt lights will draw more than 5 amps. The convertor is designed to handle the 12 volt needs of the coach and keep the batteries charged. The fuse or breaker is between the convertor and batteries in the large cables so it has to be able to handle the maximum amperage the convertor can put out plus. In my experience, 45 and 65 amp convertors are the most common. The fuse is for accidental grounding. It is probably 80-100 amp rated. Just guessing.
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I cannot find the rating for the circuit breaker!

I was unable to find the rating for the circuit breaker. The mfr is no longer making RVs (Gulf Stream).

By the way, Tompen, you are 100% correct. It cannot be a 5 amp circuit breaker.
I think that a 60 amp resettable circuit breaker (see link below) will do.

http://www.powerwerx.com/fuses-circu...ssmann.htmlhat

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Quick update...I went with the 70 Amp resettable circuit breaker.
THANKS again for all your assistance!
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Sounds pretty good. Should be a manual resetting breaker. An auto resetting breaker may keep resetting and do more damage. You probably already thought of that. Just my 2c.
Thanks for following up with us.
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Divere, you mentioned that your charger also charges chassis batteries, you sure? Mine GS G-7 evidently does not. I am about to order an Xantrex Echo charger to take care of this problem. I am also dealing with faulty EBS solenoid at present. My charger/inverter is a Freedom 458 and not a converter. Bill
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Hi Buck,

No, Sir. my charger (inverter) only charges the coach battery. The chassis battery is charged by the alternator.

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Divere, you mentioned that your charger also charges chassis batteries, you sure? Mine GS G-7 evidently does not. I am about to order an Xantrex Echo charger to take care of this problem. I am also dealing with faulty EBS solenoid at present. My charger/inverter is a Freedom 458 and not a converter. Bill
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