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Old 01-05-2014, 03:33 PM   #1
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My transformer is under the couch at front of trailer and hums as I think it should. It will not charge the battery. I have tryed to reverse the polarity, as the light is burned out with no luck. The battery goes dead over night. Any ideas? The power meter shows a lot of elec. being used. The frig does not work so is unplugged. 1978 land yacht/Trade wind 25 ft. We are new at this so ant help would be great! Thanx, Roger

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Old 01-06-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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It can hum all it wants and still not put out the correct voltage... it's probably shot.

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Old 01-06-2014, 07:02 AM   #3
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Put a volt meter on it and see what it says. Reversing wires is dangerous especially when you consider the amount of current the batteries and converter can put into a short circuit. Look for blown fuses and test them with a meter set to ohms.

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