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Old 10-22-2014, 01:46 AM   #11
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Found the problem (by accident). Since trailer is permanently installed at hunting club, I had removed the battery to prevent theft. I decided to re-install battery because occasionally we would lose power and my fridge would not switch over to gas without the battery. Low and behold.......hooking up the battery eliminated the interference. Apparently the battery "absorbs" high frequency noise / spikes etc from the converter!

Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:12 AM   #12
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That is interesting... IMO its a good idea to keep the battery in whenever you are going to be using the unit on a regular basis anyway. I always assumed that with out a good battery hooked up, and the power plugged in, the inverter would have to work overtime to keep everything going. The only time I leave the camper without a battery is in the winter...
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Old 11-23-2015, 07:35 AM   #13
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I am reviving this thread because I am still noticing a smaller amount of audio distortion even with the battery installed. I am thinking that my load center must just be producing not so clean power. This reminds me of the old days when I had to install an ignition noise suppressor / filter in my car to reduce ignition noise being picked up by my aftermarket stereo system. It worked well!

My Load Center is an IOTA ILC Series. Not sure of model but it is either 3045, 3055, 5045, or 5055. Will check next time at hunt club. I am going to talk to the IOTA people today, and see what they have to say. I suspect that a filtering capacitor or something similar can be installed across the battery terminals to further clean up the power.

Anyone have any experience with this noise phenomena? Any remedies/thoughts?

Thanks much!
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:11 AM   #14
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Not sure if this is related, but I have been getting "noise" on my radio when I have some of my lights on. I switched out most of my incandescent lights to LED's. I've found the ones near the radio will cause interference when they are turned on. Since I typically only listen to radio during the day, I just turn the lights off when using the radio. Like I said, I'm not sure if this is related to what you're experiencing, but it's worth a try.
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Old 11-23-2015, 08:30 AM   #15
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Thanks, but my 2008 still has factory incandescent lights.
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I am reviving this thread because I am still noticing a smaller amount of audio distortion even with the battery installed. I am thinking that my load center must just be producing not so clean power. ...
Seems like you could prove if it is or is not the converter making noise by turning off or disconnecting the converter or turning off its breaker. If the noise is still there, it is not the converter.
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Old 11-23-2015, 10:37 AM   #17
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RVHiker,

Thanks! Why didn't I think of that? I'll give it a try.
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Easier than finding the breaker: Unplug the RV.
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Easier than finding the breaker: Unplug the RV.
Then the TVs won't work with no power.
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Then the TVs won't work with no power.
Sorry, my bad.

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