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Old 11-03-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Strange noise-Solar?

Every night shortly after sundown I hear a noise from under my sofa. There is a solar panel on my recently purchased 2002 25' safari. Sounds like a fan running back behind the fuse box. Is this normal? Should I worry? Should I take some action?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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Sounds like your converter. Are you plugged into shore power when this occurs?
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:50 PM   #3
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Maybe a cooling fan on you power converter?
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:10 AM   #4
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strange noise - solar?

Yes, I am plugged in to shore power. I assume it is extra power being dumped? Could there be such a thing?

I carry my mobility scooter in the back of my TV, Dodge Durango. When I need to recharge Scooter I run a heavy duty electric cord to the back of the Dodge. I am trying to convince fellow campers that I have an electric power assist car. Now how to link excess solar power into this wild story???
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It's the fan on your converter supplying 12 to the trailer systems and keeping the batts topped off.
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I hear my converter cooling fan more when I have more 12 volt accessories. More lights on in the evening? The converter warms up while doing its job and the fan comes on more.
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