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Old 05-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Short to ground in inverter

I've been having a problem keeping the coach batteries charged. I finally traced the problem to short. I traced the short th the inverter. Is this repairable or should I replace? If replacement is suggested, replace with what and best place to purchase. Thanks Bob

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Old 05-06-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Are you talking about a converter - which is what charges the batteries - or an inverter which converts 12V DC to 110V AC? They're two different things.

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Old 05-06-2012, 12:01 PM   #3
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Inverters and converters are not terribly complicated to repair. However, cost is dependent on what failed. If you have a friend or neighbor that has electronics troubleshooting experience, they can probably take a look at it and figure out what component(s) have failed. Then, you can make a more knowledgeable decision on how to proceed.

Unfortunately, with modern electronics, it is often cheaper to replace with newer and better devices than to repair, primarily due to the cost of labor. However, your friend or neighbor may also be able to fix it, perhaps for a beer or two (or other beverage of choice); preferably AFTER the repairs are done.
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Old 05-09-2012, 04:43 PM   #4
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Yup, its a converter. Now that we got that straight, what should I p
thanksurchase and where?
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