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Old 08-16-2018, 08:37 AM   #1
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Cooling fan runs continuously

We’re on our second trip, we always hook up to 30 amp shore power, etc. I noticed the cooling fan on the power center runs non-stop. Is that normal? If I turn off the Converter it stops. Wondering if that is OK or is something amiss. TIA

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Old 08-16-2018, 08:50 AM   #2
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Mine (x213) only runs when we have a few things on. Once I put the 2nd LED light on in the trailer, or turn on my outdoor awning lights, the fan comes on, but I believe if I just have 1 light on the cooling fan still stays off.

If it bothers you, you could probably shut off the converter for a while, but keep monitoring your battery, and when it gets low enough, turn it back on to charge it back up. You might notice that slides/awning take longer though if the converter is not on.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:43 AM   #3
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X2 for monitoring your battery. It could be low and needs to be charged. You'll need a digital voltmeter to check your battery state of charge.

Between trips, is your battery totally disconnected from the trailer or do you have your trailer plugged in to keep the battery charged?
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When we didn't have power, we would be running about 0.8A with just the propane detector and fridge (on propane) and the radio (on standby). When we turn on a light, we were over 1A, and I think the second brought us to over 1.2A.

You should check and see what your power draw is while resting to see if there is something that is always drawing a lot of power. We ended up having a switch that I believe powers our antenna that was on and drawing around 0.1A. Not that much, but over a few days without power, it adds up.
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Your model probably has the low end WFCO converter installed, they have a tendency under a slight load to run the fan for cooling, e.g. battery charging, lights etc.
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Its charging the battery once the battery is charged and there is not a big load on the converter the fan should slow down or stop. May take some hours.
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Lat time my ran continuously was because I inadvertently popped emergency brake connector out of the holder so My brakes were energized

Took me 2 days to realize it !
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33 RLDS: install an emergency flasher and connect to a flashing light on top of the RV
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33 RLDS: install an emergency flasher and connect to a flashing light on top of the RV
Its already embedded in my monkey brain to check it now when either hitching or unhitching so doubtful it will happen again
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Its charging the battery once the battery is charged and there is not a big load on the converter the fan should slow down or stop. May take some hours.
Yes, should stop after a few hours and if it doesn't, then that may indicate something is wrong with your batteries. Do you charge them before your trips?
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