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Old 02-20-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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I'm hooked up to shore power. My converter is humming. My engine batt is draining. my couch batt. is fine. After a few days i have to use the boost to start the engine. Are my batt. cables not hooked up right. The converter is humming while on shore power all the time i assume this right ??
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:16 PM   #2
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A VOM is your friend it will tell you if any current is actually making it to the battery or coming out of the converter. In all likely hood there is no connection between the converter and the engine battery. Best bet, get a battery tender for the engine battery.
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:42 AM   #3
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Shadowcatche is right. Most converter/chargers (also inverter/chargers) do not charge the engine battery, only the house batteries. You can use a VOM to find out if that's the case.

Our engine battery, which is the original, is almost 7 years old and will go dead in about 3 weeks. I put a Battery Minder on it when we park longer than that.

If your engine battery is going dead in a few days, there is either an unusually large phantom draw or else your engine battery is almost shot. You could pull the engine battery out and take it to an auto parts store or repair shop to have them load test it.

If the engine battery checks out good, then you need a VOM to track down the phantom load.
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I'm hooked up to shore power. My converter is humming. My engine batt is draining. my couch batt. is fine. After a few days i have to use the boost to start the engine. Are my batt. cables not hooked up right. The converter is humming while on shore power all the time i assume this right ??
What year and model/ make MH do you have? I have a Fleetwood and they tied in the chassis battery to the converter more than a dozen years ago. sounds like you have a defective converter to me or more likely a bad battery( on edit).
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