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Old 06-27-2012, 11:02 PM   #1
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Fix for bunk end light issues

A few weeks ago I installed bunk end power points to run fan/light combo. Well I have been having issues blowing fuses. At first I was wondering if it was due to one of the fan units that was dropped. I was out in the trailer today planning a few future mods. It was hot and I wanted more air flow (95 deg F outside and no AC in the TT). Well I blow two more fuses, so I got busy tracking the wires down to see if I damage one when I pulled them. What I found poor workmanship with the soldered electrical connects inside the female plug. When you inserted or removed the male plug it is easy to make an unwanted electrical contact shorting out the circuit. My fix was to add a bit of electrical tape to the soldered connection, and then bend them back a bit to ensure they do not ground out in the future.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Good Catch!! I wonder if that "Liquid Electrical Tape" stuff would have worked well in this application. I've never used the stuff and often wonder about its usefulness.
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I used the liquid electrical tape on all the electrical connections under the trailer (ie sewer sensor connections). What I do not like is it is runny and tends to drip. I considered using it, but I did not want to fully remove the fixture, as I did not want to risk any of the liquid tape to drip inside the trailer.
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