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Old 09-08-2014, 05:23 PM   #1
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Battery not charging and converter fan running

Parked my White Hawk for a couple of weeks. Did not put battery on charge. Hooked it to my truck up this morning and am now on my way to AZ. I noticed the battery was drained this morning, but figured it would charge as I was driving. It didnt. I also noticed that my converter fan is running continously. Any suggestions? The camper is only 4 tmonths old. The only drain that I know of on the battery, while it was parked, is the clock on the radio.
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Old 09-08-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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You also have a gas detector and I know from doing that it will drain battery in two weeks or less. I also had my converter go out in the first month of owning my trailer
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:08 PM   #3
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did you check the fuse in the battery box to see if it is ok or put a volt meter on the battery
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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I did not check the fuse on the battery. My lights were working, so I'm thinking the battery had a small change. I did check 40 amp fuse in the converter. Its ok. I'm camped for the night. I plugged into shore power for about 4 hours and left to eat. When I came back, I unplugged the shore cord and checked the bat level on my panel...it showed half a charge. Hopefully, the batrery is charging and that's why the converter fan is running non-stop...I don't guess it will hurt anything to run. I dont have a volt meter with me to check the battery
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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it sounds like it is alright. The converter is doing its best to pump out the volts to get the system up to par. It is a 3 stage charging system...it will likely slow down after a while
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Old 09-08-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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Check the water level in the batteries... this charge may evaporate some of the water..
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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A good check for battery is .... when on shore power, does battery show full charge. My rig has a electronic board that will show all 4 red lights on for battery check if everything is AOK. If it shows less than this there is a short in battery.
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Old 09-09-2014, 07:57 PM   #8
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A word of caution regarding the battery monitor panel that comes with the TT. The one on my TT is not consistent. For what it is worth, I would treat it like the gray water and black water monitors... not accurate.

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It sounds to me like that you have a battery failure issue. I would have the battery disconnected from the system and checked. I have seen batteries that are bottomless pits. Just keep on taking a charger without charging.
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