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Old 10-05-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Question 12V lights out

My 12v lights keep burning out within a few days of being replaced. I tried putting LED bulbs in and they started to smoke. So, it seems like I am getting to much power to all of my fixtures.

Anyone have suggestions on how to fix this problem?

I am running off of shore power. It is a 1975 excella 500 land yacht.
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Old 10-05-2014, 05:11 PM   #2
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If you have the original converter. Replace it. I would suspect the battery is being overcharged as well.
Have you read the voltage?


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my battery overcharged last fall so it isn't currently hooked up. Not sure if the converter is the original or not, but it makes sense that it is the cause. How do I read how much voltage it is putting out?
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If you have the original converter and no battery. That is the problem. Without a battery the old Univolts can go as high as 17 volts.
Again. I would recommend a new converter such as a Progressive Dynamics 9245. It won't cost much more than a new battery. You can use it without a battery.
But be aware. A battery is needed when towing. If only for the operation of the brakes. Should the coach become disconnected from the TV.


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I have a inteli power 9100 model 9160a. Maybe it has gone bad.

After doing some research, I think my battery just ran out of water. I didn't know that I needed to regularly check it if it is continually charging. The converter is supposed to go to a trickle charge once the battery is full, but I neglected to check the water.

My wife and I have been fulltime for just over 2 years now, and it is our first experience with any kind of travel trailer.
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