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Old 06-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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Battery not charging

I bought my 2014 Whitehawk 33bhbs two months ago. We are getting ready for our first trip and just found that the battery seems to have suddenly stopped charging. I moved the trailer and plugged it in on Tuesday. When I went to relocate it again today and unplugged it I noticed that none of the power jacks/stabilizers worked. I had to plug it in to get the equipment to work. Anybody know of any reasons why the batter wouldn't be charged after being plugged in for a week?
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Old 06-01-2014, 07:47 PM   #2
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Check the 30A fuse at the battery and also the reverse polarity fuses on the converter.
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Old 06-01-2014, 09:31 PM   #3
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Or tripped A/C breaker for the converter
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Old 06-02-2014, 07:15 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. I pulled the 30amp battery fused today and it was blown. I never checked it earlier because I thought if that was blown, the trailer wouldn't have power while it was plugged in either. Guess I learned something new.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:43 PM   #5
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:59 PM   #6
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I was having a bit of trouble with batteries not charging. Poor connection at one battery. Just needed to clean and retighten.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:25 AM   #7
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Most often hooking up your battery wrong is the reason for blowing the in-line fuse close to the battery terminals. This also blows the two REVERSE POLARITY fuses mounted in the 12VDC distribution panel.

Just takes one quick spark haha...

having a multimeter around solves all of these problems. A fully charged battery will read 12.6VDC at the terminal and when you hookup to shore power this DC VOLTAGE should jump up to 13.6VDC. This tells you everything is connected and working between the on-board converter/charger and the batteries.

The inexpensive multimeter is available from WALMART and LOWES and any number of auto parts places for $7-$20. A must have item for all RV'ers.



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I've already blown five battery fuses this season on my '14 White Hawk. Seems to sizzle every time the power jack hits full extention or full retraction. Back off the jack once you hear it getting close either way. And keep a pack of 30 amps close at hand!
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I had a blown fuse when I picked it up from the dealer�� but...simple swap of the 30amp fuse did the trick.
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I've already blown five battery fuses this season on my '14 White Hawk. Seems to sizzle every time the power jack hits full extention or full retraction. Back off the jack once you hear it getting close either way. And keep a pack of 30 amps close at hand!
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