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Old 09-30-2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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No 12 volt on Generator?

110 appliances work but no interior lights. Battery supposedly new! Is a charged battery needed to run interior lights when on generator power or shore power? Trailer at a remote location so cannot test on shore power? All fuses and breaker ok. Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #2
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The battery needs to be in place and hooked up for the 12V systems to have power even when hooked to a shore power source. When hooked to shore power or a generator the converter (turns 110V into 12V )provides power to the battery and keeps it charged as you "use up" the amps stored in the battery. With a digital volt meter check the voltage on the "new" battery. A fully charged 12V battery should read close to 12.6 Volts. If the battery is fully charged and the shore power is plugged in it will read a 13-14 Volts. If those two things check out then look for blown fuses or a tripped 12V circuit breaker.
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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And check that the converter is turned on. Look behind the curtain, curbside, near the front of the camper for an unmarked light switch (that's where it is in mine).
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