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Old 11-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #15
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Where are you reading the voltage of the batteries?
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Old 11-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #16
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Scratched my head over this one and came to the same conclusion as azflycaster.

Reading the voltage at the battery terminals and getting 0 VDC can "only" occur if the battery is dead, there is an absolute dead short for a load, the meter was set wrong, or the meter is defective.

However; IF reading the voltage from the switch to ground then everything depends on what side of the switch contacts the meter reading was taken.

It will be interesting to see the new readings.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:42 PM   #17
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ok. today was an experience. went up after church and hooked up the generator. plan was to begin the clean up and move in process. Pics of the inside here fyi:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f368...tml#post774380

regarding the electrics...plug in to the gen and turn stuff on...its cold out so we crank up the furnace...experience will teach me that when you are hooked up to AC Power and your lights flicker, you probably aren't charging the batteries...

I went and pulled both batteries after relaxing for a few and one read 8.6 and the other read 12.5 VDC. Scratching head...

No matter what I did I could NOT get a 14.3+ reading indicating that the batteries were charging. I ran the tv and the vac and we def were getting 120 VAC but nothing happening with the converter...just sucking down my batteries.

I then realized that the GFCI breaker in the beadroom was tripped...how did that happen? I had to reset this last time I was up working on stuff...hmmm.

I reset the breaker and voila, everything starting working again and I was able to get a positive charge on the batteries. Interesting that the converter is in that circuit? Is that normal?

Mystery concluded I guess....it was raining and I was so happy to have "solved" my problem that I didn't bother taking a bunch of readings on/off power...I was just happy to see 14.3 and charging.

Any thoughts on the GFCI circuit tripping?
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:51 PM   #18
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So to get back to to your original post, was the switch position shown in the photo on or off!


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Old 11-22-2009, 05:54 PM   #19
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Some converters and GFI don't get along very well.
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f449...gfi-43187.html
I have a 9245 in my 75 TW, but don't have any GFI devices. My converter is on a circuit with the outside (patio) outlets.
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Old 11-22-2009, 05:57 PM   #20
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The pic in the OP is definitely OFFFFFFFF!!!!!

I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on the GFCI...my kid brother is an electrician...maybe I can get him to rewire?
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The pic in the OP is definitely OFFFFFFFF!!!!!

I guess I'll just have to keep an eye on the GFCI...my kid brother is an electrician...maybe I can get him to rewire?


Hey, See that "Markdoane" looks like I win after all!


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You still have a problem, the battery reading 8.6 V is bad and will tend to drag the other battery down.

Take the 8.6VDC battery to a local battery shop or Auto Zone and have it tested. I doubt it will hold a charge
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Old 11-23-2009, 02:56 PM   #24
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got it on the 8.6vdc bat. i'll have it checked.
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