Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2011, 01:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Springfield,Mass
Posts: 5
converter keeps blowing

I have a 2010 22ft jay flight that blew the converter both times we used a geneator. The dealer replaced it both times under warrenty. They also said the newer converters are sensitive to generators. I don t know of anyone who' s had this problem. Can anyone help us?
__________________

Beaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
David472's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 1,393
I would have your generator checked for the "quality" of its electrical output. In particular, I would check AC frequency and the shape of the AC waveform. These are the most likely to have caused you trouble, although voltage level needs to be checked also. Some generators vary alot from load to no-load.
__________________

__________________
Jayco Eagle 31.5RLDS
GMC Sierra 2500 HD
David472 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2011, 03:19 PM   #3
Site Team
 
Crabman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,655
I agree with David472, if this is only happening when you use the genny, then you must be getting some type of surge from it. What type of generator are you using, and are you using any kind of surge protection?
__________________
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2011, 10:16 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Orange County, N.Y.
Posts: 631
I would recomend using an inverter type generator, they have a much cleaner output.
__________________
Joe, Joyce , 4 Kids and 3 Dogs.
2004 V-10 Excursion with Hellwig sway bar, Roadmaster Active Suspension, Bilstein shocks and steering stabilizer, Super Duty Tow Mirrors,
3.73 Gears, Reese dual cam, Prodigy brake controller.
2010 Jayco Jay Flight G-2 32 BHDS
usmc616 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 02:37 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Springfield,Mass
Posts: 5
THanks- The generator is a champion 3500 that we used on our 2005 trailer with no problems.
Beaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2011, 08:37 PM   #6
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,371
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beaver View Post
snip........They also said the newer converters are sensitive to generators.....snip
I don't have an answer to the converter-generator issue..., but Jayco did change from the IOTA converter/charger to the Progressive Dynamics brand for the 2010/2011 model year.

Bob
__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2011, 09:05 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Wyotraveler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Northwest WY
Posts: 157
You may want to check all grounding on both the generator and the inverter. If you have an open ground on one or the other it may be causing the problem. Or possibly no common ground between them if they are in different parts of the TT. I think I would try to run a common ground wire between the two and see if that may help.

I say that since you said you didn't have any problem with your previous trailer.
RV dealers? I would be surprised if they had any terrific electronic knowledge.
__________________

__________________
2012 Jay Flight 19RD TT
W/thermal package: R19 walls, R22 roof, R24 floor
2008 F-250 Ford FX4 6.8L V10/4.10 rear axle
Curt class V hitch
Reese trunion WD with dual cam
AC6CV/7 ex-W8RUR since 1954

Wyotraveler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.