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Old 03-06-2016, 03:54 PM   #81
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good advice classic I just assumed it would be oriented correctly but you never know , and I didn't know but I had assumed the trailer battery was already hooked up when the process was started
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well you know its working right then 0.13 is low but that could also be the fact that it is pulsing
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Old 03-06-2016, 03:56 PM   #83
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Lukenick.. Just checking here. When your first hooked up your battery to the trailer and found it was dead, did you put the WHITE wire to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the BLACK wire to the POSITIVE?

Also when you are testing your 7 way plug make sure your orientation is correct. The picture on the internet could be up and your actual plug on your truck could be sideways.

Otherwise paintinfool seems to be taking care of you.

PS... Your charging numbers are too high. Something is going on there.
I say just hook the battery back up to your TT and proud it into shore power and let the converter charge it.
The battery was connected to the trailer by the dealer when I bought it in August and working fine on my 2 trips. When I went to hook up my tv to transport my camper to the storage facility for the winter is when it was dead. I wasn't able to use my power jack to hitch up.
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You got the battery on the TT or at home on the charger? Why not plug the TT in? It will get charged and maintained. It doesn't hurt to get more educated on electrical setups.
Doing the wrong thing can destroy things but also lives and can be very costly. Batteries can explode doing the wrong thing. With charging Hydro gasses get released and all it needs is a spark. There are books available to learn more about all the accessories in the RV world. Good luck with your TT.
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Lukenick.. Just checking here. When your first hooked up your battery to the trailer and found it was dead, did you put the WHITE wire to the NEGATIVE battery terminal and the BLACK wire to the POSITIVE?

Also when you are testing your 7 way plug make sure your orientation is correct. The picture on the internet could be up and your actual plug on your truck could be sideways.

Otherwise paintinfool seems to be taking care of you.

PS... Your charging numbers are too high. Something is going on there.
I say just hook the battery back up to your TT and proud it into shore power and let the converter charge it.
My camper is in storage right now until april 1st. So I cannot hook it up to shore power.
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yeah the battery is at house and trailer is at storage
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You got the battery on the TT or at home on the charger? Why not plug the TT in? It will get charged and maintained. It doesn't hurt to get more educated on electrical setups.
Doing the wrong thing can destroy things but also lives and can be very costly. Batteries can explode doing the wrong thing. With charging Hydro gasses get released and all it needs is a spark. There are books available to learn more about all the accessories in the RV world. Good luck with your TT.
The TT is at storage and my battery is here at home in the basement hooked up to the charger. See the pics I attached. If I could have just plugged the TT in here at home that would have been the easy approach but that is not an option until after april 1st. I am trying to get this thing charged before I pick up the TT so I can use my power jack.
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oh and aljo the numbers were an ohm meter reading and not sure they were accurate .. it was on a trickle charger so the ohm meter might not be too accurate but just using to test and see if the tv plug is supplying 12 volt to trailer
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oh and aljo the numbers were an ohm meter reading and not sure they were accurate .. it was on a trickle charger so the ohm meter might not be too accurate but just using to test and see if the tv plug is supplying 12 volt to trailer
I still did not get power from the batt + on the tv plug with the OHM. Maybe I should bring it back to the company who installed it and let them know its not working. They installed it for me in August when I had the brake controller installed. I am sure they will make it right. I can always hook up to shore power once TT is home and solve a lot of problems. Next year I will make sure battery is hooked up to shore power and charged before removing it. Lesson learned. I am a newbie and a woman...what can I say, lol. Thank you so much for helping me!!!
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no problem ... I would have them fix it and make them show you it is working and where they have it fused so if the fuse is blown you know where it is to check it next time. It is nice to have the charge on the road to keep the trailer battery up while traveling and for your trailer brakes ... let us know if and when you get it fixed. good luck and at least you know a little more about it after today I hope lol
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