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Old 05-06-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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battery or power converter?

I have an old battery. It came with the trailer, so I don't know how old. The converter is probably the original. Last week, I was plugged into my house for a few days and once I flipped the breaker to disconnect the power, the radio display went out. The battery didn't either get a charge or keep a charge, and I was wondering if there is a way to know the difference. Oh, the trailer is a 2006 sport 197.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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If the battery's old, take it and get it tested. Many automotive places can do this for you (often no charge). Second, with it plugged in, measure the voltage at the battery. Then measure with it unplugged (assuming the battery is connected). If there's no difference then you have a wiring / fuse problem, or perhaps a disconnect which needs to be reset.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #3
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Is your radio 12v or 115v? Our radio is 115v and the display is off unless the trailer is plugged in to a power source.
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I really don't know, all of this electrical stuff is kinda over my head at the moment. When I worked on submarines, they told me to keep to mechanical stuff and don't put a screw driver into an outlet. Anyway, the display is on whenever there is power in any form. If the battery has a charge and I'm not plugged in then it is on, if I am plugged in and no battery connected then it is on.
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I checked my batter's charge yesterday. Unplugged from trailer it is 8.30, plugged to trailer with trailer plugged to house it is 8.31, and plugged to trailer with trailer not plugged to house 8.29
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Sounds to me like there's a fuse / wiring issue. I don't know how your trailer is wired, mine has a circuit breaker in the battery compartment. I would start checking from the battery back to the converter to see where there may be a disconnect. Checking fuses first would help too!
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Besides the battery being deader then dead, why do you think there is a disconnect? It discharged when under a load and kinda charged when plugged into the house. Should there be more of a change?
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I will check my fuses today. I just installed a battery disconnect switch, so I will bypass that and see if I got a bad switch. (I didn't mention that I had one because it seems to work just fine.)
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Right, with the trailer pugged in, the converter should be sending current to charge the battery. Since there was virtually no change, it doesn't appear that the battery is getting any voltage from the converter. Unless as mentioned above, the radio is 110V, the converter is working powering the radio.
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