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Old 06-11-2014, 06:22 AM   #1
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1997 Southwind solar and power question

I purchased my RV in October of 2013 and have been working on it as weather permits, I have couple things that i am not sure of for this post. I replaced the solar panel and when I tested the voltage out of the panel it was putting out 16 plus volts but I noticed that the house batteries are not taking a charge, and the light indicator is not lit inside the rig. First question is should it be charging the house batteries? And the second is where does it terminate at? Also i found in a drawer a INTELI power 9000,model PD 9155. looks new and should that of been installed?

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Old 06-11-2014, 06:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to irv2. The solar panel is really not goos at charging the batteries. It'll keep a charged battery up in storage to take care of small discharges. The fuse for mine on an 08 Bounder was in the battery control center. Sounds like you have converter issues. Maybe the one in the drawer was meant to be installed.

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Old 06-11-2014, 06:45 AM   #3
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I will check the fuse first. And look to install the converter.. I'm thinking the location for the converter is under the refer?
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