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MrWizard

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Posted: 07/11/18 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

start by going to circuit breaker panel.
and turn each and every one of them off, all the way off, then back on
IF it does not start charging, goto your electric bay
and check the switches, push button circuit breakers, and fuses on the charger-inverter ? combo unit

do you have a portable battery charger
connect that to your house batteries and plug it in
and get your batteries charged
there is more at stake than your lights
you a/c controls and LP fridge controls need 12v, or they won't work
and your food will spoil


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Posted: 07/12/18 10:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well. I wonder how many folks here have ever used a model 28 Teletype (NO Lower case, you need at least a model 33 before you get lower case).

Question: Do the lights SLOWLY Dim or rapidely DIM.

SLOWLY you may have a bad charger section in your inverter (or converter if you do not have an inverter) or you are drawing so much power it simply can not keep up (not likely. My Inverter can kick 100 Amps).

So i'd start with the inverter

If the lights SUDDENLY dim. a circuit breaker between Inverter and battery.

NOTE: I seriously doubt that one.


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Posted: 07/12/18 12:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good advice above. Low battery voltage can cause a variety of strange and unexpected problems. Plus discharged batteries have a shorter life.

A cheap voltmeter can be a valuable RV tool and would isolate your problem. $10 or free at HF.


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