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Stevepkam 01-29-2012 02:55 PM

Battery. Lights in control pannel go way down
 
Even though I'm hooked up to 50 amp shore power, the indicator lights on control pannel go down to one or 2 lights when water pump goes on. Is this normal?
Steve Kammerer
2011 monarch
Staying in Carson City NV. Went down to 20degrees last night.

Mike Canter 01-29-2012 03:05 PM

What control panel is this? What do the lights indicate? Have you checked that your charger/inverter is turned on and functioning correctly?

Robi.1014 01-30-2012 09:43 PM

I'd bet you're talking about the tank-level indicator lights on your control panel.?.

On my rig, the water pump running will cause some dimming of the 12VDC bathroom lights. I chalk this up to Ohm's law: Attempt to pass more current through a particular wire (which has a certain resistance in it), then a corresponding voltage-drop will occur across that wire. This voltage drop my be driving the lights on your control panel nuts. Then again, maybe not!

mfire1339 01-30-2012 09:56 PM

Steve,
Can you take a picture?










Mike

garym114 01-30-2012 10:35 PM

Get a digital multimeter and measure the house battery voltage. Only way you will know for sure.


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