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Old 03-02-2015, 08:55 PM   #1
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Tripped DC relay on 2004 Seabreeze WH

Today I found all batteries dead at my stored RV which is plugged into electric line at all times

Luckily I figured out by sheer luck that a DC relay had tripped in the front Bay passenger side electrical compartment

There are about 6 or 7 50 and 30 amp relays and I just pressed the reset on each one and the fourth one was tripped and reset worked. Within a few seconds the converter came alive and the charger.

It has been one month since I last visited the RV. I have a power management system hooked to the electric line and there were no electrical issues in the past month

Can anyone explain why the relay may have tripped causing the charger to shutdown?

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Old 03-03-2015, 03:42 AM   #2
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I believe you are actually talking about circuit breakers, not relays. A relay is triggered by an electrical current, often a low amperage connection will cause the relay to switch heavier contacts open or closed.
A circuit breaker is designed to handle up to a rated amperage, a draw of over than set amp load causes it to open and shut off power. If the circuit breaker controlled your converter/charger, it drew too many amps and the circuit breaker tripped. Perhaps your converter/charger was trying to desulfate your batteries, which can use as much as 20 v to 'fix' the batteries.


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Old 03-07-2015, 11:31 PM   #3
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Problem seems resolved
The 50 amp beaker tripped again so this time I took rv on a 30 minute drive to help charge the batteries
The charger still worked hard to get deep charge but did not trip the 50 amp breaker
Think the issue was batteries were too low for charger to handle
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Old 03-12-2015, 06:38 AM   #4
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When I was purchasing my 2003 Seabreeze, the owner noticed that the batteries were not charging. It was one of those 50 amp circuit breakers. It was reset, but eventually tripped again. Camping world working with the manufacture of the 12v distribution system, determined that the breaker was bad. It was replaced and I haven't had a problem in 3 years of ownership.
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