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Old 08-28-2016, 10:42 AM   #57
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Just a follow-up. First thank to the forum for providing some insights.



I forgot to mention the specific items that are not getting power due to inverter (theory): TV's 1 and 2 in front and back as well as the media outlet above drivers seat and the outlet above galley on underside next to light bank. These 4 outlets have no power to them at all; all other outlets I've tested seam to work.


These outlets are powered by the inverter unless shore power is connected. Then an internal transfer switch in the inverter powers them. If you are wanting to avoid going to the dealer and have it serviced under warranty, I'd do the following trouble shooting if you are comfortable with dealing with electrical circuits.

1) Rest the inverter. The reset is under the Road side jump seat. If that doesn't correct the issue.

2) disconnect shore power. Remove cover from over inverter (under road side jump seat). Safety first as you have live circuits under there.

3). Turn the House main switch on and confirm the main disconnect is on below the road side jump seat. If not manually close the switch.

4) Check for twelve voLts on the battery side of the SB164 solenoid. If no 12 volts, check for loose connections at both the ground terminal (near the solenoid) and the positive leads for the battery.

5) If there is power to the solenoid, check for 12 volts on the inverter side of the solenoid. If no power, check for 12 volts on the control leads to the solenoid (I think they are white and blue). If no power on the leads, check fuse.

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Old 08-28-2016, 10:49 AM   #58
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These outlets are powered by the inverter unless shore power is connected. Then an internal transfer switch in the inverter powers them. If you are wanting to avoid going to the dealer and have it serviced under warranty, I'd do the following trouble shooting if you are comfortable with dealing with electrical circuits.

1) Rest the inverter. The reset is under the Road side jump seat. If that doesn't correct the issue.

2) disconnect shore power. Remove cover from over inverter (under road side jump seat). Safety first as you have live circuits under there.

3). Turn the House main switch on and confirm the main disconnect is on below the road side jump seat. If not manually close the switch.

4) Check for twelve voLts on the battery side of the SB164 solenoid. If no 12 volts, check for loose connections at both the ground terminal (near the solenoid) and the positive leads for the battery.

5) If there is power to the solenoid, check for 12 volts on the inverter side of the solenoid. If no power, check for 12 volts on the control leads to the solenoid (I think they are white and blue). If no power on the leads, check fuse.

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6) These solenoid a are known to fail. However if you have 12 volts to inverter side, check for a loose power connection on the red and black leads to the inverter.

7) if that is Ok and the inverters's LED is indicating it is on, then turn off the house main disconnect, and check the connections from the inverter's 120 volt output to the breaker panel.
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Old 08-28-2016, 11:23 AM   #59
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Just a follow-up. First thank to the forum for providing some insights.



I forgot to mention the specific items that are not getting power due to inverter (theory): TV's 1 and 2 in front and back as well as the media outlet above drivers seat and the outlet above galley on underside next to light bank. These 4 outlets have no power to them at all; all other outlets I've tested seam to work.

Those 4 outlets are protected by a single GFCI which on my AI is located at floor level behind the driver's seat. I'm not sure how this my be connected with a Magnum fault, but I would at least press the reset button on the GFCI and see if that makes a difference.


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Old 08-28-2016, 03:31 PM   #60
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Those 4 outlets are protected by a single GFCI which on my AI is located at floor level behind the driver's seat.
Ha!, that little sucker has gotten me more than once. Plug something in in the blind and it's easy to hit the trip button.
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:27 PM   #61
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Ha!, that little sucker has gotten me more than once. Plug something in in the blind and it's easy to hit the trip button.
Surprised that Airstream didn't put it in a more accessible location like maybe next to the macerator pump.
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This may be a silly question but what do you have to do to disconnect the solenoid? Simply disconnect the cables from both sides of the solenoid and connect them directly? Is it ok to leave the other wires connected?
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Simply join the cables on a single stud of the solenoid and leave the other stud empty. Since they are both positive, this will complete the circuit and also secure the union of both cables. 😃


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Ahhh. That's easy. Thanks!! I kept getting the "no comm" message. After trying other things I finally tapped on the solenoid and heard a click and then it started working. After I read your earlier message about a solenoid being hot I felt mine and it was really hot. Thanks for the help.
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