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Weldon

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Posted: 03/09/21 07:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Someone tell me again how to check the converter to see if it is working. My old battery did have a dead cell. Thanks

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Weldon wrote:

Someone tell me again how to check the converter to see if it is working. My old battery did have a dead cell. Thanks


Turn off the converter. Turn on an incandescent light. Observe the color and intensity. Turn on the converter. If the light gets brighter the converter is producing 12 volt power.

A better way is:

1. turn off converter.
2. measure voltage at the battery bank
3. turn on converter
4. measure voltage at the battery bank.

If the voltage went up, all is well.


Regards, Don
My ride is a 28 foot Class C, 256 watts solar, soon to have SiO2 batteries, 3000 watt Magnum hybrid inverter, Sola Basic Autoformer, Microair Easy Start.

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Posted: 03/09/21 10:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weldon wrote:

Someone tell me again how to check the converter to see if it is working. My old battery did have a dead cell. Thanks
The 7300 should hold voltage about 13.6 without a battery or with a good functioning battery.
Turn on all the lights and the furnace and should still hold close to 13.6 volts.


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A little follow up, replaced both 30 amp fuses as they were bad. Replaced battery it had a dead cell. Converter / Battery was maintaining 13.75.....thanks for the advice guys.

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Posted: 03/16/21 07:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

13.75 is a bit high to float a battery in the TX heat. 13.75 is slow charging if you are trying to minimize generator run time.
Depending on use, a multistage converter will give better service.

Glad to hear the issues have been sorted out.

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