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Old 06-15-2014, 01:10 PM   #1
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Angry Battery Drain - Will Not charge

So i have the 2 golf cart Costco batteries, and i have them hooked up with the positive to negative.

I hooked the shore power up to a generator for a charge this morning. It has been 3 hours and no charge.

I have all LED lighting inside and nothing, no power whatsoever.

Help.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:42 PM   #2
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Check the breakers and fuses? There should be a fuse on the converter output also.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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ok. I checked all the fuses and the converter charge light is blinking rapidly like it should when it is charging. But still nothing. 3 hours on the generator. Nothing.
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how dead were the batteries? do you have a meter or test light to check the connections?
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Probably time to start checking voltage. You should have 13.6 or more at the converter output. If you're on the road without a multimeter, you could just pick up a cheap one at walmart or equivalent for simple troubleshooting like this. If you have 12.6 or more at the battery then your problem is further down the line.
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Do you have AC where you should, ie is air conditioner working (if you have one?). New batteries should have had a pretty good charge on them. What converter do you have? My PD Converter was blinking when it had no AC supply due to a faulty outlet.
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My converter is behind the stove. I am about to take a look at it. I know there is a simple problem for this.

I may have a short on one of the lights causing the drainage. I also have treetops which I am going to solder out.

Might as well. The batteries are at interstate getting recharged. They said about a week and gave me a loaner deep cycle.



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Oh they tested at less than 3. So it took a week to drain them out and I had that condenser button on the dometic fridge on...i read that's a big battery suckered also...

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So far so good. I think it was the little button under the Dometic fridge...but still want to check all those wires before i hit the road again.

Thanks for all the help.
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