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Old 11-15-2016, 05:21 PM   #1
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Power Inverter/Battery Problems

Craziest thing, I went to my coach the other day, 2004 TS 40DS04, and the battery was dead and the coach would not crank even though it had been supplied with shore power (50amp) the entire time. The remote to my XANTREX Freedom 458 said the batteries were low. Luckily the generator fired and in about 10 minutes the coach cranked. I went camping all week and did not have anymore problems.

Upon my return home, I stored the coach and plugged the power back in. I decided to check the batteries (all were good) since I had a hard time cranking the coach prior to my trip. One of the batteries was low with water so I filled it up and plugged the power back in.

Fast forward 2 hours, I noticed the smell of acid and checked the batteries and 1 was boiling. I checked the batteries and 2 were bad. I decided to change all 4 today (Trojans) and after I installed them the inverter is not working properly.

The interior remote said the battery power was low but they had just been charged fully prior to me installing them. At the main inverter the power was charging but the batteries are getting hot again. I decided unplug the shore power and fire up the genertor. When the power kicked in on the generator, the invertor did not kick in and the remote went hay wire. The lights on the remote started blinking randomly, all of the lights.

The lights in the coach are all dim even while on shore power or generator running.

I called tech support, they had me unplug the remote and try to reset the system. Now the remote is totally out and will not even light up.

I have not disconnected the inverter yet, thats my next move.

I did not know if anyone has experience a issue like this.
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Old 11-15-2016, 06:39 PM   #2
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Do you have a digital voltmeter, so you can understand what your resting battery voltages are, as well as your charging voltage?
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Old 11-22-2016, 05:29 AM   #3
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I got it figured out, a battery wire was crossed and burned out the remote to the inverter.
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battery, ems, inverter, power, problems

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