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Old 02-19-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Converter question

In my 2008 Seneca motorhome when I have the lights on in the coach and hit the battery disconnect switch, there is a beep and the lights go out and there is no 12 volt system until I hit the disconnect switch again. Is the converter shot?
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Old 02-19-2015, 11:52 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Sorry. I cannot help you with your question, but there are Seneca owners on this site that may have an answer.
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:08 PM   #3
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Nope, that switch disconnects all 12 volt, and the beep is the propane detector turning off. The steps will still work since they are powered by the chassis battery and not the house batteries. You have the smart converter/charger so there is no reason at all to disconnect the batteries, they won't over charge. We kept ours plugged in and the 12 volt on 24/7 for 6 years and the batteries took very little water.
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Thanks Grumpy (that's what my wife calls me too), that makes sense. I was having some problems with the steps not retracting when I turn the key on. But now I think that may be due to a low (because of being in storage) chassis battery. I will charge the chassis battery up and try it again. Thanks for the reply, and all the best to you and yours!
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Old 02-19-2015, 01:49 PM   #5
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Thanks Grumpy (that's what my wife calls me too),
What do wives know?

If it is sporadic it could be the magnetic switch sticking. If it is moving slow it may need some WD-40 on all the rivets and also on the cam connected to the motor.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:06 PM   #6
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It is somewhat sporadic for sure. Is there anything you can do to the switch? Put a new magnet on the door? Or just replace the whole switch?
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You can use a regular alarm system magnet and temp attach it to see if that improves the situation. At least that is where I would start.
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Perfect !!! It shall be done !! Thanks a bunch !!
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