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    Posted: 13 Aug 2019 at 4:35pm
So my battery is not recieving a charge for shore power or my TV.. Is this a converter issue. I changed the terminal conections today and still showes nopower to battery. according tothe idiot lights in the camper. And when i use the fan its dogging, When i plug into shore power it shows full charge and every thing runs fine..Any help would be nice, Thanks Sean
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The charger isn't used when charging from your TV, so if you're having problems with both power sources perhaps its not the sources at all, it could be your battery that isn't holding a charge.  If it hasn't been replaced since the trailer was new in 2015/16 that is quite likely. Do you have a multimeter you could troubleshoot this with?
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What fan? The converter fan?
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If it runs on shore power, that would mean the converter is providing 12V. It may just be a bad battery, or a loose connection to the battery/ies.
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Originally posted by sean p

So my battery is not recieving a charge for shore power or my TV.. Is this a converter issue. I changed the terminal conections today and still showes nopower to battery. according tothe idiot lights in the camper. And when i use the fan its dogging, When i plug into shore power it shows full charge and every thing runs fine..Any help would be nice, Thanks Sean


If everything is fine when plugged in, your converter is fine.

If your battery isn't taking a charge, it's the battery or it's wiring.


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Originally posted by sean p

So my battery is not recieving a charge for shore power or my TV.. Is this a converter issue. I changed the terminal conections today and still showes nopower to battery. according tothe idiot lights in the camper. And when i use the fan its dogging, When i plug into shore power it shows full charge and every thing runs fine..Any help would be nice, Thanks Sean

If I'm reading this correctly, sounds like you are getting charge to the battery, and the battery is not excepting.

I agree fully with Offgrid, get out your multimeter and start trouble-shooting.

With Shore/TV unhooked, take a reading off the battery and record this number. Then hookup shore and record this number. Please report back with findings.


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Thanks everybody, it was the battery, New one in place now..
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Keep an eye on it. Here's a good chart to work from.
As a simple rule, 12v's not below 75%, 6v's not below 50%
Gel's and AGM's can be pushed a bit deeper, yet as. standard/simple rule, it works well.


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