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Old 05-26-2015, 06:22 PM   #15
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It is a converter, not an inverter. Fuses only protect what is downstream not upstream.
I would pull all of the fuses from the fuse block. Install the 30 amp and see what happens. Then replace one fuse at a time. Or use an ohm meter to locate the cause.


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TG Twinkie: if the converter output is shorted, it is downstream from the battery and will blow fuses in series with either.

Gordy: your trailer definitely has a converter and may have an inverter. The converter converts shore power to 12volts to operate almost everything in the trailer and charge the batteries. An inverter, if you have one, takes 12 volts from the batteries and creates 110 volts AC to operate things that run on AC when shore power is not available.

Your converter may be under the bed, sofa, or dinette. The converter proper is a metal box about 10 inches by 4 inches x 3 inches. It may be part of a larger assembly (the power center) which includes the DC fuse panel.

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Is the converter a 30 or 50 amp unit? I ask because I have replaced my good/functioning 30 amp parallax unit and would be willing to donate it if someone wants it. I also replaced the 12 volt fuse panel and it's included as part of the package..
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You may find it helpful to read Section G of your manual. If you don't have one, you can download one from Airstream's web site. Manuals have their own tab under the "Service" tab on the home page.

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