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Old 05-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #21
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Thanks Roy,
I checked the voltage on the back of the distribution center it is plugged into = 117V
The wife has the TV with the extension cord in the back. I'll double check that when she returns.

The fault code is back on the frig and the voltage on the converter lugs is 9.4V same as battery.
So it seems like everything was surviving on the charge driving up here and now it's dropping again.

There is no voltage on the converter with the battery disconnected. That seems like sound data that says the converter is bad unless the fuses are blown. I've never connected the terminals incorrectly and only dropped the ground to test since this issue arose.

There are screws holding the fuses in the back of the converter and I have not been able to get them loose.

You should be able to check the fuses with contact points on the back can't you? They check good that way.

I couldn't find a IOTA DSL45/IQ4 on Amazon with 2 day shipment, but I did find a vendor out of Boulder Colorado.

I am going to check a local parts store when they open at 8:00am tomorrow. If they don't have it, I'll order.

Ordering over the internet tomorrow is cutting it close. They say before or on Thursday. I leave here Friday :-)

I thought the PO installed this recently, but it may have been several years ago. He fried a battery with a non-smart converter.

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Old 05-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #22
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Sounds good - Please make sure you have 120VAC on the DLS45... Plug it into a good 120VAC standard plug source.

If you can read a short across the fuse then they should be OK - they should pull right out...???? Just a standard large size ATC type plug in fuse...

The DSL45 unit should be on its own circuit breaker inside the IDP unit. Make sure that is reset and on or best thing is unplug the DLS45 120VAC plug and plug it into a good extension cord that you know for sure has 120VAC on it...

There is probably another fuse on the inside of the DLS45 unit on the circuit board but you would to take it out to get at it...
Did you have some allen wrenchs to make sure the two large cables was tight. Those actually have a torque setting so they should be rather tight. Your previous owner may not have them as tight as they should have been..

let us know you if have 120VAC feeding the DLS45 unit and can read 13.6VDC on the two large DC cable ports... Actually this DLS45 is just a 45AMP smart mode battery charger.

Here is the AMAZON link for the IOTA DLS45/IQ4 converter/charger unit... $159 I think I read
http://www.amazon.com/DLS-45-AUTOMAT...IOTA+DLS45+IQ4



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Old 05-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #23
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Thanks Roy,
1. I plugged the converter into a separate 120V outlet and still only seeing 9.4V now, same as battery state.
2. Lugs seem good and tight on wires.
3. I seen that same DSL 45/IQ4 on Amazon, but when you go to checkout they only offer standard shipping 3-5 business days.
4. I looked up a .pdf file for the DSL 45/IQ4 and they show 2 screws that hold the spade connectors in. They have to be loosened and I was only able to loosen 1. They check good.

Looks like a new converter has to be tracked down tomorrow.

If I am missing anything else, please advise.

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:12 PM   #24
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That pretty much sums it up I guess as the DLS 45 Converter is bad...

If there is a RV place close by you don't really have to get a IOTA model ... Maybe someone local has a Progressive Dynamics PD4645 45AMP unit... Pickup anything that is smart mode except a WFCO WF-8945 they don't like to go into smart mode sometimes....

Roger on AMAZON - I guess we have a shipping point just one state away here - seems like everything I order shows in two days here...

I get everything I need either from LOWES WALMART or AMAZON hehe...

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Help 12 Volt Issue - Confused as To Cause

Doug like you said in a earlier post you can buy a 12 v car charger for now instead of rushing and paying extra money for overnight shipping. I mean its just a battery charger any auto parts store or walmart will have one abd it doesn't need to be a fancy one. Thats what i would do if it was me . Good luck
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Doug,

I live an hour east of Paso. If you can't get a converter in Paso Robles area, there are serveral RV dealerships/service centers near me in Fresno/Visalia area. If you want to check with them, I'd be happy to pick it up for you. I'll be heading through Paso on Wed late morning/ early afternoon, or if you needed it sooner we could work out a way to meet in the middle. PM me if I can help.
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Thanks Clubhouse. I sent you a PM.

I did run up to the auto parts store and bought a battery charger.
That will keep my refrigerated food until I can get my hands on a converter.

Fault went away and battery is charging back to 100% so maybe that will save me a new battery as well.

I really appreciate all the quick and helpful responses.

Learning more about the electrical system here. Always good to know how to trouble shoot stuff.

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Best of luck Doug, getting fixed back up. Its sure good to know members here know about this stuff and could help you make an informed diagnosis!
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Glad you seeing alittle bit of daylight.... stay safe...

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Best of luck Doug, getting fixed back up. Its sure good to know members here know about this stuff and could help you make an informed diagnosis!
True Crabman,

Very much appreciate the folks on here.

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