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Old 02-11-2010, 12:02 AM   #15
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I apologize for beating this into the ground, however I am experiencing similar troubles with our Airstream's. Here are the details, 06 25 ft., FB, factory installed solar charging system, 600 w inverter. Now, here's what it's doing, or shall I say not doing? Connected to shore power, the Sunexplorer Controller Display is reading just over 12 volts and 80% with the lights on. This is at night. I unplugged the shore power to see if the lights dimmed, and they didn't. All outlets work. All fuses appear to be fine. I've checked all the circuit breakers by turning them off and on. New batteries. Does this sound like the converter is bad? If so, is this an item that is sold through non Airstream dealers and is it something that can be installed at home? Also, where the heck is it hiding on this particular model? I once again apologize if this has all been covered already. I appreciate any help.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:23 AM   #16
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...Also, where the heck is it (the converter) hiding on this particular model? I once again apologize if this has all been covered already. I appreciate any help.
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The thing with the circuit breakers mounted on the front of it is the converter. Mine is under the queen bed. It faces the hallway and makes a low humming noise and puts out a small amount of heat all the time. If you have the twin model, it's probably under the twin next to the shower.

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Thanks Paula! That's what I was thinking. Thus far, I have not had the reason to do much exploring around with the electrical, as it's all worked fine up until now. So now, I guess it's time to check it with a meter. If the converter is bad, then I assume the lights and any other 12v accessories are only running on the batteries and the shore power is not charging the batteries. If this is the case, does anyone know if the solar panels will still do their job of charging the batteries? I'm trying to decide if we're good to go on our planned 2 nighter this weekend. I also assume that if the converter is malfunctioning, then bringing our generator is pointless.

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