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Old 05-19-2014, 11:40 AM   #11
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its the converter a converter changes ac power to Dc power a Inverter changes DC power into ac power.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:46 AM   #12
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on our system we have a choice of gas or auto for the fridge. We left it on auto and it was not working when we went back this weekend. Once we charged the dead battery and connected the battery the fridge was working, but everytime the battery dies the fridge goes off, so i assume we need hydro and the battery to run the fridge. Also we need the battery to run the water pump and hot water tank
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:50 AM   #13
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I only asked about an inverter, because IF you have one, the can draw power very quickly ( IF you have one ). Are you able to run any 110 v devices, like the microwave or TV while disconnected from shore power?, if not, then we can skip this question )
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I'm still wondering why you think you have drained battery to 5%.

Are you using a volt meter to determine that, or is the battery just dead after 8 hours
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" usually drains at night". Is the heater coming on over night?
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:53 AM   #16
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Do you have 110V available all the time? If so then simply plug in and confirm your converter breaker is on. Just because you plug in does not mean all 110V systems are operational. In the fuse panel there are breakers for all 110V systems. You will see the label for it and once you put that on your lights should brighten. You can leave your fridge on Auto and if any sudden power loss the gas will kick on to keep it cold.

The 15A line is not sufficient for Air Cond. use. Short term Micro or coffee pot by themselves is ok. The converter/charger with your year unit should have a smart charge feature which will keep your battery charged under optimal conditions and provide the 12V energy needed to run your systems.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:56 AM   #17
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when the battery is drained we put it on our battery charger it show you what is remaining on the battery that is still charged. And yes we can run microwave, tv, all plugs work on 110V. What doesnt work only on 110v is fridge, hot water tank, water pump, i assume we battery and 110 to run those and when the battery drains they dont work.
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no we don't have the heater on, i have a small oil heater i use and it plugs in. the battery is dead when we arrive at our site, we charge it, put it back on and usually 10pm at night it drains that is about 8 to 10 hours after we put it back on. that is what i meant by it being drained at night.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:59 AM   #19
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when you run the fridge on ac or you call it hydro the green light should be on if you are running your fridge on gas then your battery is used just when the fridge turns on it uses the battery to light the gas but doesnt use the battery all the time same with the hot water tank so it sounds to me that you are not getting any hydro into your trailer or at least to your fridge. do you have a microwave does it work ? if so then you have power comming in but just not to fridge. but your water pump should work off the converter as well. I can use all of dc lights , water pump, fridge and hot water heater when pluged into shore power even if I remove the battery. they will all work check to see if you are getting power into the trailer.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #20
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it sounds to me like the converter after reading all of your replies. I do appreciate all your guidance on this. we do have power for microwave, v, plugs but when the battery is dead we dont have power to the lights, water pump, fridge or hot water tank, very frustrating as this is a newer trailer.
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