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Old 08-03-2016, 08:42 PM   #1
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Electrical help for 2016 161 octane

Hey guys, I was going to be going on my second trip tomorrow but it's not looking so good. Thanks in advance for all help. After my first outing everything went perfect, but once I got home and plugged into the house I noticed I only had power to the convection oven and fridge. Finally found a 30amp fuse blow by the battery so I replaced it and everything seemed good. I went to get everything ready today and same thing, only power to convection oven and fridge but the fuse was not blown. The fridge was not nearly as cold as it was when camping. If I tried turning on any light or anything the fridge would shut off. I dissconnected the battery and it was completly dead. So now with no battery connected the fridge will not run plugged into the house or on propane plugged into the house. But it will run on propane plugged into the truck. Just being plugged into the house with no battery I only get power to the convection over nothing else. When plugged into the truck with no battery everything except the convection over works (even fridge on propane) being plugged into my 3000 Honda genie does the same as being plugged into the house. Checked all the fuses and breakers under the fridge and are all good. Please help me I need to get camping!
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:55 PM   #2
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Electrical help for 2016 161 octane

Did you check the battery fuse? This is located out near the battery. Follow the positive cable as it leaves you battery and you should find it.

Regarding the other standard 110 outlets not working when plugged into shore power, check to see if any of the GFCI's tripped.
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Old 08-03-2016, 08:59 PM   #3
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The battery fuse was blown but I replaced it and has not blown again and nothing was tripped. I'm stumped
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Old 08-03-2016, 09:06 PM   #4
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If your battery is dead and the converter isn't supplying a charge, nothing will work. Your RV needs 12VDC to run practically everything including the fridge, AC, furnace, and lights. You found out the microwave doesn't require 12VDC. If you plug your truck in and everything works, that, to me, points the finger at the converter. Your battery isn't getting charged. You could put at external charger on your battery to see if everything works and if it'll take a charge.
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That's kind of what I'm thinking, is their a reset on the inverter or do you know where it is? Thank you so much for the quick reply by the way!!
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I checked both reverse polarity fuses and they were not blown. Going to put a charged battery back in and see what happens
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Ok I got a charged battery on and as soon as it connects it blows the fuse? Any input?
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It's going to be your converter that's giving you a headache, not your inverter. There should be 115VAC breaker that feeds your converter. Your converter is the device with the 12VDC fuses and 115VAC breakers. There will be a breaker feeding your converter/battery charger that should be right on the converter itself. The output of the converter charges the battery and runs everything 12VDC. There also has to be some kind of fuse on the output of the converter (12VDC) that feeds the battery. Sooo, if the output of the converter is good, there has to be an open between the battery and the converter in the form of a fuse or open wire. OR perhaps the battery is bad. Try putting an external charger on the battery and see what gives.

Also, since your microwave works, 115VAC power has to be getting to the converter as it has to go through it to get to the micro.
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I checked both reverse polarity fuses and they were not blown. Going to put a charged battery back in and see what happens
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As Hoppers4 said;[If your battery is dead and the converter isn't supplying a charge, nothing will work. Your RV needs 12VDC to run practically everything including the fridge, AC, furnace, and lights.]

What make power converter do you have? WOF has the fuses on the panel and Progressive has them on the converter it self.

When plugged into shore power home or away the converter charges the battery unless fuses are blown or the converter is defect. When you have all the lights on you should hear the converter fan. Most of those converters are placed in dead air space and can burn out special on a very hot day and under heavy load.
You also can check if you have 110 v going to your power converter.
Good luck and let us know of your progress.
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