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Old 05-09-2015, 07:16 PM   #1
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question on the power converter

Hi, new to the travel trailer scene,I have a Jayco RB 195 and was wondering what the deal is when you plug in and the converter automatically starts working.....Is it suppose to do that,and will it automatically shut off when its done converting????? Thanks
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:24 PM   #2
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Converter does just that . Provides 120 to those items that require it and converts ac to dc to run those dc items, plus charge batts. Are you hearing the fan run? It will work when power is applied to it.
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Yes, a cooling fan starts working immediately when you plug it in. It is supposed to do that. As long as you are plugged in to shore power the converter will not stop working because many of the items in your TT run on 12VDC constantly and have a constant draw on the 12 volt system (refrigerator, even when running on propane has a 12volt electrical draw to regulate the temperature and tell ignite the burner, or to switch it to 120 VAC / the propane/carbon monoxide detector is always drawing, to name a couple). So it is never "done converting" from 120 VAC to 12 VDC.
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My converter fan only comes on when the 12v draw hits a certain level. If all the light inside are turned off, the converter fan doesn't run.

The fan comes on to cool the circuitry doing the AC to DC conversion. If the DC load is low, the components are not putting off a lot of heat.
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Pretty much everything in your TT is running on 12vdc, either from your battery, or when in shore power, the converter.

The converter will also either charge on "mind/ float charge your battery array.

So once you connect to shore power, the converter comes on line and makes 12 VDC ready for use
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