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Old 08-07-2016, 11:05 PM   #1
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Voltage converter

Hi there. I just purchased a 2014 voltage 3305. I am having trouble with the batterys. I just put brand new batterys in it and wired them in parrell. They are going dead when plugged into shore power. So therefore I believe it's drawing off the batterys too while it is plugged in. So I am thinking a fuse in the converter/ inverter is bag or whole unit knowing my luck. So my question is where is the converter located. I can't find it. I have torn apart the camper looking for it. Can't find it. Also is there a switch somewhere that you have to turn when you plug into shore power to have everything run off 110 instead of 12 volts that the dealer didn't show me? Thank you In advance!
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:33 AM   #2
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Hi there. I just purchased a 2014 voltage 3305. I am having trouble with the batterys. I just put brand new batterys in it and wired them in parrell. They are going dead when plugged into shore power. So therefore I believe it's drawing off the batterys too while it is plugged in. So I am thinking a fuse in the converter/ inverter is bag or whole unit knowing my luck. So my question is where is the converter located. I can't find it. I have torn apart the camper looking for it. Can't find it. Also is there a switch somewhere that you have to turn when you plug into shore power to have everything run off 110 instead of 12 volts that the dealer didn't show me? Thank you In advance!
In normal operation, all 12v lights, radios, circuits, draw from the batteries. All the time. The only difference when you're plugged into shore power is that the batteries are ALSO receiving a charge from the converter, thus keeping them alive, and not drained.
Since you just replaced the batteries, I'm going to guess that you made a common mistake, i.e. put them in reverse polarity. Or, if that's not the case, you did something to blow the converter fuses. Many functions (lights, fan) will work with reversed polarity. Many others (electronics, controls) will not. Many trailers are different, and black is not always negative.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:38 AM   #3
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The converter in our 3305 is under the bathroom floor where all the mechanicals are located. Access by removing the felt covered panel inside the front storage compartment on the curb side. There is a 20A breaker in the power panel that feeds the converter. There are still many things that run off 12vdc when plugged into shore power. The converter will provide power for those things in addition to charging the battery if it's working properly. You should hear the converter cooling fan running. I can hear the converter cooling fan speed increase as I turn on more lights.
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sweet. Thank you wry much. I will check it out tomorrow.
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Make sure your converter circuit breaker isn't tripped.
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