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Old 08-19-2016, 09:48 AM   #1
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radio only comes on when generator runs. if generator off and engine running radio will not turn on what am I missing
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:07 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by starscw1 View Post
Radio only goes on when generator is running, turn off generator and engine running radio goes off
Do you have battery backup? If so, check them and also check if they are set to take over when the generator is not working. Does radio work on shore power?
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Old 08-19-2016, 03:20 PM   #3
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Unless modified, for a Damon RV, the dash radio is powered by the house batteries, so you can enjoy music while camping without fear of killing the engine start battery.

So, forget the engine and alternator for the radio.

The house batteries must be connected (salesman switch near the entry door set to on/use) and the batteries charged to run the radio...unless you are on generator/shore power.

As described...The radio would be getting juice on the generator by the power going through the 110V to 12VDC converter/charger (battery bank connected or not).

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Thank you all on fix for radio working either house battery or engine on
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