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Old 11-10-2016, 04:01 PM   #1
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2014 Storm Converter not working

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I have a 2014 Fleetwood Storm 32H and it seems like my converter has stopped working. I have shore power and all of my appliances work. My batteries are fully charged and in good shape. As soon as I unplug, all of my lights go out, and I lose all coach power until I run my generator. I can hear the converter fan turn on for a moment, but I have no juice to any light. Any ideas?
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Old 11-10-2016, 04:14 PM   #2
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Your converter is working. It is what is powering things, when plugged in.

Check that your battery switch is on. That's what powers the MH when off shore power and generator.
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:08 AM   #3
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Your converter is working. It is what is powering things, when plugged in.

Check that your battery switch is on. That's what powers the MH when off shore power and generator.
Thank you for your reply. The batteries switch is on (the light is on and the every steps come up and down off shore), but the converter is not switching over to batteries when I am off shore power so even my fridge doesn't work unless I run the generator. Does the converter have an internal switch off some kind?
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:56 AM   #4
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No internal switch. All the converter does is take shore or generator power and create 12 volt power for your rig. It is basicly hooked directly to your battery. It also works to charge and maintain your battery.

Your steps are most likely wired to the start battery so they will work.

When you hit the switch that makes the light come on, do you hear a clunk ?

If you do, find that relay ( solenoid ) and give it a rap with a screwdriver handle. It may be going bad.
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Hello all,
I have a 2014 Fleetwood Storm 32H and it seems like my converter has stopped working. I have shore power and all of my appliances work. My batteries are fully charged and in good shape. As soon as I unplug, all of my lights go out, and I lose all coach power until I run my generator. I can hear the converter fan turn on for a moment, but I have no juice to any light. Any ideas?
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Your converter is working. It is what is powering things, when plugged in.
Check that your battery switch is on. That's what powers the MH when off shore power and generator.
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I suspect you have a "house battery problem".. (NOT a "converter" problem).
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First, check the voltage across your house batteries when you are plugged in. The converter should be supplying between 13V and 14V, depending on the state of the batteries' charge. Then check the voltage across your house batteries when you're not plugged into a power source. If the batteries are fully charged you should read 12.6V. If that reading is correct, you have a disconnect in the house battery circuitry, or as already suggested, the charge relay is going out. If that reading is something less than 12V, your batteries are probably toast. You can take them to an Autozone store and they will load-test them free. Costco has some decent replacements that are pretty reasonable.
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if you have one, could it be your INVERTER is not ON?
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First, check the voltage across your house batteries when you are plugged in. The converter should be supplying between 13V and 14V, depending on the state of the batteries' charge. Then check the voltage across your house batteries when you're not plugged into a power source. If the batteries are fully charged you should read 12.6V. If that reading is correct, you have a disconnect in the house battery circuitry, or as already suggested, the charge relay is going out. If that reading is something less than 12V, your batteries are probably toast. You can take them to an Autozone store and they will load-test them free. Costco has some decent replacements that are pretty reasonable.
So the house batteries are definitely not being charged. I had to start the engine and have the alternator do the work of charging. What is the charge relay, what does it look like, and where do I find it? The Storm house batteries are under the floor, by the door. in a pretty tight compartment which is where the "clunk" sounds from when I turn on the battery switch. It is in there it would have to be pretty small.
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