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Old 07-08-2013, 04:30 PM   #15
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It's for the distribution panel that converts 110v to 12v
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:04 PM   #16
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You're missing a fuse for one of the primary circuit negatives (the rightmost black cable.) Where does that cable go?
I replaced the missing or bad fuses, the black on the far right is a negative battery cable for 2nd battery
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Put a voltage meter on the outputs for the converter and see if the converter itself is producing DC power or not. If not, make sure the 120v socket it's plugged into has power. If not, check the breakers, cycle each one off and then on and re-check the 120v socket.

If the 120v socket has power but the converter doesn't produce a bit more than 13v, check for fuses on the converter itself.

If the converter produces DC output, measure across your fuse block to make sure DC is available there.

I'm assuming you either don't have battery cables attached at the fuse block, or you made sure the positive cable is isolated to prevent a short before plugging in without a battery installed.
This is what I get when I do the procedure that you explained.

This is the probes connected at the fuse block before the fuse


But if I connect on the lugs after the fuses I get 13.7

If I connect at the lugs on the converter I get a reading of 1.31 don't make any sense
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Anybody have any input? Need help figuring this out.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:03 AM   #19
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Tell us where the black and white wires from the converter connect to the fuse panel.
I don't think you are getting a good reading with your meter when it reads 1.31 volts.
Where are you reading the 13.7 volts? It must be coming from the converter. Since apparently you do not have a battery installed.
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Ok I'm getting a solid 13.7v out of the converter and 13.7v across the fuse block. I have lights on my control panel above the stove. But nothing beyond that.
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Can you post a pic of the control panel? Front and Back?
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Yea I'm off to get a battery to put in it.
There's not a battery in it.

This is the front of the control panel the back is inclosed.
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The fuse holders look in bad shape. I would remove each fuse and clean the barrels on each end along with the fuse clips.
There is a buss bar running along the bottom of the fuses in the center. Check to see that you have 12 volts on that buss bar. Reference your meter to the terminal where the large white wire is located.
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The fuse holders look in bad shape. I would remove each fuse and clean the barrels on each end along with the fuse clips.
There is a buss bar running along the bottom of the fuses in the center. Check to see that you have 12 volts on that buss bar. Reference your meter to the terminal where the large white wire is located.
Ok I have ordered all the parts to switch it to circuit breakers from fuses. ButI will check it out when I get back. I'm picking up a group 27 DCM battery.
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Ok when I put the red probe on the buss bar and the black on the large white wire with the meter set to 20 DCV I get nothing 0 across the board!
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You have 2 red and 2 black wires on the top of the fuse holders and 1 black and 1 large white on the bottom.
If you reference the meter to the large white wire. Which of the remaining wires do you read voltage?
Does the large black wire on the bottom left just loop up to the top right? Or does it go to the coach frame/skin?
Which 2 wires go to the converter? The bottom Large black and white?
Which 2 wires go to the battery? The top large red and black?

The 2 large fuse holders on the right appear to be the negative connections. The two large fuse holders just to the left of the aforementioned appear to be the positive connections.
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Ok from street side to curb side 1st large red goes to the batt.1 positive 2nd red is batt. 2 positive. 1st large black is batt.1 neg. and 2nd is batt.2 neg. the only readings I'm pulling are from the large wires and the reading is +12.76v
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Do you read 12+ volts from the large white wire to the buss on the center bottom? Turn off or unplug the converter and see if you still have 12+ volts. I will assume you installed a battery.

Do you read 12+volts between the large white and black wires on the bottom?
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