Battery Disconnect or Converter or WHAT!!!???
I am experiencing Rv troubles, electrical problems to be exact. As you will soon see I am a bit distressed, so please bear with me... Baystar 3401, 2015
My "Power Disconnect" (P/D) switch will not turn the power On or OFF inside my coach! I replaced the switch (inside the coach), because it seemed to be defective. At this time I did not replace the main unit (inside the engine compartment). I replaced the P/D switch and that seemed to do the trick. Everything seemed to work fine.
My batteries had been draining completely as a result of the switch malfunctioning, so I recently had the batteries replace with 2 6v batteries, and since then the P/D switch does not work unless the engine has run for several minutes, then the P/D will work while the ignition is on and engine running, but if I turn off the engine and use the house battery, everything is fine for about 5-10min, then the power the entire house "dies". The P/D switch does not work again until the engine is started again and runs for 5min approx.
The wiring has been rechecked and all seems correct both the House and Chassis have the same charge of 12.6(idle) 14.9(engine on) and shows not charging when the Genset is running.
I did replace the main Power Disconnect (Master in the engine compartment), and the same thing occurred after it was replaced. The power completely dropped after about 10 min on the batteries.
I started the engine again and after 5-10 min at idle the P/D was able to be used, it powered the coach on, so I decided to try the generator when the lights were on, so that it would switch to Generator, but instead of switching, the lights dimmed and brightened in sync with the Generator. It seemed that the coach did not shift to Generator Power for the House. I am wondering if the Convert is malfunctioning and not switching like it should? Could this cause this type of problem?
I am taking it in next week, but would like to have an idea of what to expect or what to tell them. I know that Newmar has had issues with this part (P/D Units), is my case typical, or has anyone else experienced this?
I plan to have the Converter "Progressive 9200 series 45amp" replaced, I have a new Progressive 9200 series 70amp, for the replacement. Couldn't get the 45amp soon enough, so decided to "upgrade".
2015 Bay Star 3401
2013 BMW C650 GT
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