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Old 09-11-2007, 08:23 AM   #1
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No power on light on control box

When I connect via shore power the power on light does not come on. The 120v sockets, aircon, fridge and 12v sockets work - The battery does not seem to be charging - Is the univolt faulty?
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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hi- If your battery is not charging when connected to shore power, then either the converter is not working properly, or the battery is shot. I think the "power on" light should work though, check the bulb and fuses. A good new converter is the "Intellipower" unit, sold here by a forum member. Good luck, doesn't sound like a tricky problem.
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Old 09-11-2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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When I connect via shore power the power on light does not come on. The 120v sockets, aircon, fridge and 12v sockets work - The battery does not seem to be charging - Is the univolt faulty?
The "power on light," can burn out.

Or, if someone changed out the univolt, they may have used a charger that does not operate the power on light.

What converter is in the trailer?

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Old 10-08-2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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I have the same thing going on--I replaced my Univolt with an Intellipower unit several months ago and the light worked before but when I replaced the Univolt there was a spare wire left over but I didn't know to what that should go--I vaguely remember trying to hook it into +12 volts on the Intellipower but that didn't light it. Anyone know to what it should go?

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Old 10-08-2007, 07:59 PM   #5
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do a search for "wall wart" and intellipower. your answer is out there!
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Old 10-08-2007, 09:00 PM   #6
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If I read you correctly, you have no pilot light AND no charging. If that is so, then it sounds like the univolt is not connected or not working, that is, if you have the original type univolt. If it was converted to one of the newer switching power supplies, then the telltale may not be hooked up and there may be a blown fuse. You'll need to get out the old voltmeter and see what's what.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:39 AM   #7
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I just re-read the original post, my situation is different--sorry about that!

I have a new Intellipower and the 110 volt and 12 volt circuits are working correctly. My question is how to illuminate the control center panel charging/shore power light when the Intellipower is plugged in and providing 12 volts, just as the Univolt did.

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see if this helps


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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...olt-33136.html
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Thanks, Ricky, I will try that out. Grounding the lead was the one thing I know I didn't try. I guess it is within reason after I discovered that was how the porch/step light worked too (always hot with a switched ground).

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be careful! remember that you have two electrical systems. one system is 12v dc and the other is 120v ac.
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How would I know if my converter has a charger or not?

I don't mean to change the subject but, if my battery is dead and still hooked up in line to the converter and the tow vehicle is hooked up to the camper, would this cause the running lights not to work?
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How would I know if my converter has a charger or not?

I don't mean to change the subject but, if my battery is dead and still hooked up in line to the converter and the tow vehicle is hooked up to the camper, would this cause the running lights not to work?
I am going to assume that you are towing and your running lights are not working. In that case I doubt that your convertor is hooked to shore power. The battery should charge from your truck.

Either way, makes no difference. Your running lights get their power from your truck. If they are not working, check the plug from the truck to the trailer.
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Smile running lights not working

Thanks for the reply.
So I know my battery is dead and you are saying that it does not matter because the power from truck does not go thru the battery for the running lights. Its like a non camper trailer with lights wright?
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Thanks for the reply.
So I know my battery is dead and you are saying that it does not matter because the power from truck does not go thru the battery for the running lights. Its like a non camper trailer with lights wright?
Correct. Brakes, running lights, brake lights and turn signals all are powered from your truck.
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