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Old 05-22-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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In line fuse blown?

Hi all, new to the forum. I bought a 2000 Kiwi a few years ago, and haven't had any issues until today. Hooking up the battery, and in my hurry put the wrong wires on the wrong post. Everything works when plugged into 110 v and works with the plug on my truck, but nothing works when I try to use the battery. It's fully charged, and I now have the wires the right way. Called a dealer he said it's the inline fuse. I can't find anything that looks like a fuse in the positive wire leading from the battery. Not sure if I'm looking in the right area. I'm off to work, so I'll check back tonight, for any responses. Thanks in advance
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:33 PM   #2
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In the converter you will find a "Main" or "Battery" fuse and a "Reverse polarity" fuse. Both are probably 30 amp fuses (green). Likely one or both are blown.
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The IN-LINE FUSE will be closest to the battery and the REVERSE POLARITY fuses are probably on the POWER DISTRIBUTION panel where all of the 12VDC fuses are located.

This IN-LINE FUSE will probably look like this.


The two REVERSE POLARITY fuses in my trailer look like this on the Power Distribution Panel. The two fuses off to them self...


Your fuses may not be these exact items but something similar...

To be sure the battery cables are in the correct position I always look for the word "NEG" or the symbol "-" stamped on the battery case and make this is the battery terminal cable that goes to the frame ground connection real close to the battery.

Be sure the battery cables are on the correct terminals otherwise it will just BLOW your fuses again.

Just my thoughts...
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #4
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Yep,
The inline fuse looks like what Roy has pictured. Should be close bly the battery lead.

On the back of my IOTA 12V converter, there was 2 fuses. There was a screw on mine that had to be loosened to pull the fuses.
Check to see if you have the screws. They we a bugger to get loose.
You can also check across the back of the fuses without pulling them with an Volt Meter reading ohms.

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Home from work now, and checking the replies. As far as the two fuses off by themselves, I dont have them. There are just 6 in a row stacked up and down. All 15 amp. The coverter is buried in the back of a small cubby hole, I felt for some fuses, but have a hard time getting my arm in there.

That's what I figured the inline fuse looked like, did not see it anywhere, going out tomorrow to give 'er the once over again. Hope it quits raining soon!

I'll keep you all posted

Thanks again
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Yep,
The 2 fuses are by themselves in the back of the converter.
Hopefully it's the inline fuse.
To check my converter, I had to pull the cover that protected it under the bed.
Then it had 4 screws mounting it. I took 2 out and loosened the other two.
That allowed me to rotate the converter so I could get to the back side.
Not the easiest place to work. Hopefully you won't have to go there :-)

keep us posted on your solution.

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Well I went out and dug around for the inline fuse, and the first thing I saw under the frame was the fuse holder. Boy do I feel like an idiot! I looked right at that thing yesterday and didn't think that was it. Opened it up, took out the blown 30 amp fuse, replaced it with a good one, and everything worked!

Thanks again for your persistence that it was an inline fuse. Made me go out and take a better look than I did yesterday.

Great site. I'll come back often!

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Good job Bladz,
These guys are all over it. They get you out of problems and teach you along the way.

Glad your back in business. Thanks for posting a follow-up.

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