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Old 03-12-2015, 11:22 PM   #1
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12V out, no power in coach...

After my STUPID act of connecting the 110/30A service to the 220V outlet...

Yes, before you say it, it WAS labeled, & I did not see it until after the event.

I have replaced the switch box in the back of the coach, I have replaced the converter in the front of the coach, but when I am not plugged into shore power, I have no 12v lights, fridge, or other 12v items.

I have checked all the fuses in the front of the coach, I have checked all the breakers in the back of the coach. I have not checked the fuses under the dash, on the left of the drivers seat.. (will check it tomorrow when I have a few moments.

Am I missing something? A component somewhere that I am not aware of?

Leaving for Alabama then to Georgia from Florida tomorrow for 10+ days, I would like to have some power when we are sitting in a parking lot, and for my fridge to work...

Any suggestions?

This is a 1996 Airstream Land Yacht 30Ft.

Appreciate your assistance in advance!

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Old 03-13-2015, 12:11 AM   #2
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I infer from your description of the problem that your 12V devices work OK when you plug into shore power. Is that right?
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Old 03-13-2015, 03:44 AM   #3
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Yes, you are correct...

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I infer from your description of the problem that your 12V devices work OK when you plug into shore power. Is that right?
You are correct. When not connected to shore, nothing works that is 12V electrical. I have checked all fuses for the "house" but nothing yet for the automotive to the left foot of the driver.

Suggestions?
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:49 AM   #4
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Have you checked your house batteries with a meter?
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Old 03-13-2015, 05:06 AM   #5
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Is the battery disconnect switch (use/store switch) set to use?
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Have you checked your house batteries with a meter?
I have not checked them with a meter... I will do that.
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Is the battery disconnect switch (use/store switch) set to use?
I do not know of a USE/Store switch in this unit. Where would that be located?
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Mine are in the step well. Different model coach but check near the battery compartment.
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Look on the short wall by the entrance: 2 rocker switches labeled chassis & house with use/store options.
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Look on the short wall by the entrance: 2 rocker switches labeled chassis & house with use/store options.
I do have a set of rocker switches, when the batt switch is on, I have no 12V power, nothing is working.

I will check the power level of my house batteries. I just connected the new converter that shows it was working, but maybe the batts were down so much that they have not charged fully.

I will connect a battery charger to them to see if that is the issue...
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Thats kind of what I was thinking. If you have a meter check the batteries with the coach unplugged from shore power. Then check again with the coach plugged in. Then youll know if the new converter is sending a charge to the batteries and the condition of the batteries right now.
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Update, Update, Update...

Just out of curiosity, I put a meter on each of the 2 house batteries, and they both showed 13.5 & 13.6.

I put on the battery charger "just in case" and the little meter on the front showed "almost" fully charged.

I believe that I knocked out something when I connected the coach to 220v power. It stopped working after that.

New "converter" up front, now "switch box" (prob wrong name) in back that switches power from shore to generator, in the back. Checked all the fuses, but when totally disconnected, no 12v power...

I am stumped!

Any other suggestions appreciated.
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Hmmmmmmmmm
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Thats called a transfer switch.
So with the coach plugged in 12v works.
Coach batteries good.

Something in between the coach batteries and the 12v fuse panel is out of whack.
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