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Old 08-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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Battery discharge


When I leave my unit connected to the truck during my camping period I notice that my battery does not charge and I loose the charge. This past weekend my battery dead to max. In the morning of Saturday, I arrived Friday 9 PM.

1- I turned microwave and my wife the vacuum and the main AC shut off, then lights lose intensity.
2- I checked battery with main panel and was at 1 led, drained
3- I was able to restart main AC and turned my room AC and both were running
4- When I turned all lights on, my main AC shut off
5 - I though was outside power and turned generator and lights continue at low level, battery dead. Forced to turn my truck to get
battery charge,
6- I thought battery shorted and disconnected, then nothing work. With battery disconnected I had no power at all AC or DC
7- Checked converter fuses and OK
8- I disconnected the truck, without intention just by instinct
9- Then battery start getting power, charged to max and lights were bright again.
10- Wait couple of hours and turned all inside and works perfect

Second time same thing happened to me.

Is normal this situation? Is the design in a way that without battery noting work?

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Old 08-02-2013, 10:21 AM   #2
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You didn't say how old the battery is but it sounds like a bad battery to me. Possibly a cell is breaking down under load.
Have it checked even if it is new. That's the first place I'd start for diagnosis.
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