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Old 07-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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Power converter problems.

Hey everyone let's start off by saying thanks to everyone that has been reading my post and giving me lots of information. It has all been such great help.

But now I'm starting with a new problem. I have good 110 power but can't get no 12 v. The converter is making a humming noise for a little less that 2 sec. Then clicking off. And it does this repeatedly until unplugged. So my question is , is my power converter bad?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Also all the fuses test good from top to bottom but the power is not making it to the tester up front of the nose.
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It sounds like your converter is "crow baring" which means it is shutting itself down automatically because the output is overloaded.
Is this one of the modern converters?
Are you just installing it?
The first thing I would do is. Shut it off. Disconnect the two DC wires. The turn the converter back on. If it still cycles the problem is internal.
If it stops cycling. Make absolutely sure you have the wires on the output connected with the right polarity. Both at the battery(s) and at the converter. If it was wired backwards there may be fuses blown on the converter.
If this does not solve the problem. Remove all of the fuses from the fuse block. Then reinstall them one at a time starting with the largest. Probably 50 amp. Until the converter starts to crow bar. When it does, you have located the problem.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
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Man I am so glad this forum is around hahaha. I will try that first thing tomorrow and see what happens. I believe that converter is the original one.
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Man I am so glad this forum is around hahaha. I will try that first thing tomorrow and see what happens. I believe that converter is the original one.
If it is original, I see a new converter in your future...
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If so what converter do you recommend.
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I put in a Intelipower PD-9245 in my trailer and it has worked very well for the past several years. There are other good units available as well.
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Did the same as Azflycaster. It has worked flawlessly for over 2 years. You can find the converter on eBay.
If your converter is about the size of a cinder block but heavier it is the original.
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Does that one charge the battery also?
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Yes. The Progressive Dynamics 9245 charges the batteries. Do you know what is in the trailer now?
Have you made any recent changes to the system?
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We use Progressive Dynamics Inteli-Power products. We have one in our Avion that performs flawlessly and we recently replaced the univolt in our 76 with their PD9260. It was a simple process taking less than 15 minutes.
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Well I ordered the 9246 C. Is this the right one?
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I mean the 9260 C. Sorry
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And also I took all the fuses out and it still clicked and carried on. So my guess is that it was bad.
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