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Old 07-30-2012, 06:40 PM   #11
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Send the model number of the converter/charger and Power Distribution center unit where all the fuses are. Myabe I can pull out a photo of it on google images... It has to have these fuses. They usually are two fuse sitting off themselves on the fuse panel.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #12
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Now I am assuming things... Your trailer is 2008 JAYCO EAGLE 2008 299RLS... Is this your Converter/Charger chassis below the fridge in this photo. If so need the model number. The top panel shown here may be the Power Distribution Panel where the circuit breakers and fuses are located and the Bottom compartment shown may be the converter/charger unit.


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Old 08-01-2012, 03:31 PM   #13
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Is the Power distribution panel the 12V fuse panel? I don't see fuses marked "REV POLARITY". Jayco sent me 12V and 120V schematocs today . . . wish I could read them better!!
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:50 PM   #14
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In the photo above there is two black looking panels near the floor just below the fridge door, Can you give me model numbers of these two items... I suspect the top larger panel is your Power Distribution Panel where all your 120VAC circuit breakers and 12VDC fuses are located. The smaller panel nearest the floor may be your converter/charger chassis. It would be very helpfull if you could locate the model numbers of these two items.

Some converter/charger chassis has the REV POLARIY located on the panel. It will be two fuses right next to each other. I think you indicated you did find a couple of fuses on the converter/charger chassis. I could confirm that if I knew what your model number is for the bottom chassis.

The wiring diagram you have should be fairly easy to locate the battery and then just follow the POSITIVE wiring back to the converter/charger chassis. It should almost be a direct wiring with only going through one IN-LINE Fuse assy. It should be larger BLACK cable. If you have separated panels with one being the Power Distribution Panel where the circuit breaker and 12VDC fuses are located and then right below is another separate converter/charger chassis then I suspect you may have a MAGNETEK model converter.

I am just plugging in the dark here - these two black looking panels maybe something else entirely different. I may not even be looking at the correct trailer as well... Need some confirmations here...
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #15
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No. The converter is behind the panel in the large storage compartment near the front.
These below the fridge are (top) 120V breaker panel, and the bottom one is the 12V fuse panel.
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This what one of the pages looks like. They are all very similar. The only differences reflect different camper features.
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Old 08-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #17
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The converter is a Inteli-Power PD9280. I tested it and it is putting out over 13VDC. Seems good.

I might add . . . we leave our comper in the mountains so it's not nearby to work on or check things. Going up Friday though.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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The 12V Wiring Diagrams are sure a bummer for me as well... Forget them haha... I suspect on the PD9280 Converter/charger unit is a DUAL ALLEN SCREW DOWN port marked + BAT. One of those ports has to go directly to the battery bank and will be a LARGE BLACK wire. The other PORT of this same group will go to the FUSE PANEL near the floor under the fridge.

The PD9280 and the BATTERY both have to feed the 12VDC FUSE panel so that your 12VDC Appliances including the ceiling lights will work off of SHORE POWER or the BATTERY. That DUAL +BAT ALLEN LOCK port is suspect not being tight maybe. Both ports should be locked down pretty tight.

Not being where your trailer is located at sure is a bummer for you. I'm probably not going to be much help for you as by the time we make a few comments I forget who is on first when the replies come back haha... One trick with using a multimeter making measurements is if you have the shore power cable disconnected then the the multimeter will just read the BATTERY +12VDC source which should read +12.5 or 12.6VDC.

If you have the Shore Power turned on the the 12VDC side of the PD9280 will read 13.6VDC as this is the normal output DC voltage.

You are just going to have to shut off the shore power and start at the battery where you read +12.5/6 VDC and then go to the PD9280 +BATT TERMINALS and see if you still read +12.5/6 VDC.. It has to be on one of those DUAL ports marked + BAT or something like that.

If you dot read the 12.5/6VDC then you have to start tracing the large BLACK BATTERY cable back towards the Battery and see where you find the +12/5/6VDC again. It will go through an IN-FUSE close to the battery somewhere along this cable path.

Obviously the DUAL PORT cables on the PD9280 marked +BAT is feeding the 12V FUSE PANEL OK as the ceiling lights work when you are on shore power. The OUTPUT of the PD9280 should read +13.6VDC and this DC voltage has to go to the +12VDC FUSE PANEL under the fridge and also go to the Installed Battery going through an IN-LINE fuse. So this could be another way to test where you losing things... With the Shore power "ON" you should read +13.6VDC on both sides of the IN-LINE FUSE. This then goes directly to the BATTERY POS "+" Terminal.

Maybe it would be useful to US out here in the cold to take a PHOTO of the BATTERY connections using your cell-phone camera and let us look at what all is connected to the POS "+" and NEG"-" terminals. Might give us a clue.

What seems like simple things to test for sure doesn"t always work out that especially when you have to do it long distance like this hehe...

SO two things to do next... Turn OFF SHORE POWER and see how far away from the BATTERY "+" terminal you can still find +12.5/6VDC using your digital multimeter. It has to make it to one side of the IN-LINE FUSE and then go all the way to one of the DUAL PORTS of the PD9280 Converter/Charger marked + BATT. From the other port of the DUAL PORT marked "+" Batt the 12.5/6VDC has to go directly to the +12VDC FUSE PANEL under the fridge. If you get lost from the get-go you come the other direction if you like and turn on SHORE POWER and you should read +13.6VDC at the DUAL PORTS of the PD9280 converter/charger unit. One of the DuAL PORTS goes to the +12VDC FUSE PANEL under the fridge and the other side of the DuAL PORT of the PD9280 goes to the IN-FUSE close to the battery bank. Then if that fuse is good it will continue on the the POS "+" terminal of the battery bank. Sounds so simple huh????? yeal sure....

Let us all know what you find on next trip to the mountains... We surely feel your pain from this end... The bad thing is when you find it it is going to be something so simple that you will cuss out loud haha... Like what is this BLACK wire near the battery bank laying on the floor not hooked to anything go to...

Good luck with your tracking wires...
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:17 PM   #19
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I forgot to pass along the REVERSE POLARITY FUSES I have been referring to are located on the PD9280. There is three fuses side by side between the FAN and the ALLEN LOCK DOWN connectors and two of those are the REV POLARITY FUSES. SInce your 12VDC FUSE PANEL is working with Shore Power being connected I dont think this is your problem but look at them real close to make sure all FUSES on the PD9280 are good.

Once again be sure to check the ALLEN WRENCH tightness of the two LUGS marked POS "+". The one going to the battery bank may be the loose one.



Im also showing this larger photo of the PD9260C which has the same setup but maybe you can see the fuses and terminals better

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http://www.americanrvcompany.com/ass...9200Series.pdf

http://www.progressivedyn.com/converter_install.html

Be sure to take along the correct size ALLEN TEE wrench shown in the PD9200 instruction/install manual
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Old 08-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #20
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My fingers are crossed as I am knocking on wood!! The fuses on the converter are fine. Battery connections are black to the 2 POS+, and white to the 2 NEG-'s. The inline fuse is good.
The DUAL PORT cables on the PD9280 marked +BAT were very tight. I thought I was about to snap my allen wrench before they loosened. My PD9280 is configured a little differently, but all the components are the same.
Thanks for your help. "On-line" repairs are a bugger to say the least.
I'll post my weekend repair results.
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