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Old 06-06-2009, 01:15 PM   #1
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New Xantrex, New battery, no power, GRRRRR!

I just replaced my old Uni w/ a 60a Xantrex w/ a new battery and I still have no power for my overhead lights! HELP PLEASE! All my fuses are fine, ac breakers fine too, what am I missing? When I plug in from the house I have only wall sockets working no overhead lights, and the fan on the new converter won't turn on. :confused HELP Anyone?
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:15 PM   #2
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You might go back and make sure you have hooked up the Xantrex converter correctly, reset the circuit breakers and make sure the battery disconnect switch is on or "in use" position.

See Ernie's article, "Parallax 7355 Converter Replacement with Xantrex XADC-60". He noted in his last paragraph that he forgot to turn a circuit breaker back on.

Also see my installation of Xantrex in my post, "Parallax Converter Replacement with Xantrex"
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I just replaced my old Uni w/ a 60a Xantrex w/ a new battery and I still have no power for my overhead lights!
Does this mean your overhead lights were not working before the replacement?
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Old 06-06-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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The AC breakers are on still no power. I'm stumped. or stupid depending on how you look at it.......
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If you have 12 volts on both sides of the 12 volt fuses, but not at the lights. I would check to see it the 12 volt ground line (negative side of the battery) is connected to the frame of the trailer.
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the overhead lights were working before until the new battery died even w/ it hooked up to shore line (house), then I got the new converter & another new battery.
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I'm going out to check the ground wire from the battery now.
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The ground wire is connected to the frame.
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is the breaker for that outlet on a gfci breaker and if so, did you push in the gfci button to check and reset it?
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sorry for the taking so long to reply, almost forgot about "Date Night" !!! Anyway the outlet is not on a GFCI, just a old fashioned outlet.
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your negative cable is fused also.

check that.

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I would use a volt meter to find the problem. Attach the negative meter lead to the frame/interior skin of the trailer and see where you have +12 volts and where you do not. Start at the 12 volt distribution panel and go from there.

I still think you may have an issue with the grounding of the trailer.
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You should also check to see if you have +12 volts coming directly out of the Xantrex converter. If the fan isn't coming on, maybe its not getting power so also check the shore power supply feeding the Xantrex.

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Old 06-07-2009, 01:05 PM   #14
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Found the problem!!! #1 grounding: pinched behind interior skin.
#2 fuse: 50A glass fuse was blown at the bottom of the fuse, not
in the middle.


Lesson learned? Yep!! Thank you for all, your help & expertise is truly appreciated.
Now all the overhead lights are working, no smoke, no spark, no fire, feeling pretty good thanks to you guys!
Now, is the fan supposed to come on & stay on all the time or only as needed?
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