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Old 10-23-2018, 04:51 AM   #1
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Troubleshooting help - 1998 Seabreeze

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I have a 1998 National SeaBreeze 1310 with an issue I need help with. I replaced the 2 six volt batteries and now the leveling jacks and generator will not work. I bypassed the fuse distribution panel and tested with another power source, the issue is resolved. However when I put a meter to the battery, I'm at 11.75 volts. I tested the voltage coming (i'm guessing) from the converter to the batteries and it is 12 volts. I disconnected the converter and re-plugged it back in, but that did not help. The thing that puzzles me is everything worked fine until I had to replace the batteries. Is there a specific procedure or some type of reset button I need to replace?
I am at a loss of what to do next to troubleshoot this issue and I would appreciate any wisdom....Thanks
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Send some pictures of your battery connections. Could be something wrong there that we can pick up on.
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Old 10-23-2018, 09:05 AM   #3
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Recheck your battery connections for correctness. A new battery shud have 12.5 volts directly across the terminals, or more if fully charged. A good Converter shud put 13.8 to 14.5 volts across the batteries, assuming it is not "loaded" down from a problem. Check the chassis GROUND for the batteries, it could be loose and/or corroded, a resistive connection Rook.
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I checked the batteries, they are wired in series and show 11.75 volts.

I have attached pictures. Thanks
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Hmmm.....measure each battery, should be 6.3 volts each.....at least 12.5 volts in series. Rook
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[QUOTE=Thomas41;4463924]Hello,

I have a 1998 National SeaBreeze 1310 with an issue I need help with. I replaced the 2 six volt batteries and now the leveling jacks and generator will not work. I bypassed the fuse distribution panel and tested with another power source, the issue is resolved. However when I put a meter to the battery, I'm at 11.75 volts. I tested the voltage coming (i'm guessing) from the converter to the batteries and it is 12 volts. I disconnected the converter and re-plugged it back in, but that did not help. The thing that puzzles me is everything worked fine until I had to replace the batteries. Is there a specific procedure or some type of reset button I need to replace?
I am at a loss of what to do next to troubleshoot this issue and I would appreciate any wisdom....Thanks[/QUOTE

Need info. Please explain Tested with another power source issue is resolved. Your leveling jacks are hooked directly to the batteries. They do not go to the distribution panel. There is a restable inline fuse near the battery for the jacks. Check the 2 30/40 amp reverse polarity fuses on the converter.
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Have you tried to reset the 150 AMP breaker in the lower right corner of your Battery Control Center (BCC) that breaker is for the 12V power to your Jack's and generator. Not easy to find reset lever, it is on the back side of circuit board.
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Unfortunately, I was unable to get over there to work on it before dark, so I will test the recommendations tomorrow and post the results.. However, I did make sure the 150 breaker was not tripped on the fuse panel. On a side note, I am starting to think the converter is not charging batteries. Does anyone know the best way to test the converter and what voltages I should see, providing it is good?
Thanks again for everyone's help.
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As Rook stated above, 13.8 - 14.5 volts. I replaced my old Magnetek with a Progressive Dynamics unit. Pretty simple install and at least one third the weight of the old unit.
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Thanks, everyone for your help. I am not sure what happened, or how, but the problem actually resolved itself. I unhooked all batteries overnight and the next day connected all three back up and now it works.... Weird I know. Maybe during the original swap of the batteries, I inadvertently touch the positive cable or something and caused some type of internal breaker to trip. Now I have to figure out why the generator is not working.
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