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D&D Wanderers

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Posted: 05/11/22 07:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It would seem the converter is good. 13.8 volts. The batteries are shot


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Posted: 05/12/22 08:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your Year Model Newmar. AS others stated, the 13.8 is actually the Converter putting out the needed 12 volt power. IF you have charged the batteries and they do NOT read at least 12.6 or more the batteries are bad. Most likely a dead cell. Have you checked the Battery water? Now, your year, have you pushed the USE button on the Disconnect panel when plugged into shore Power? Newmar's wired their RV'
s a little different and you will get the volt reading on the INtellitec panel even if the Battery Disconnect is OFF. If you push STORE, the red LED will remain ON, but the batteries will be disconnected from the Converter charge system. So, if you had new Batteries a year ago and you were plugged into shore Power, BUT THE BATTERIES WERE DISCONNECTED AND YOU DID NOT REALIZE THAT DUE TO THE RED LED ON THE DISCONNECT PANEL, Your batteries would go dead after 2 or 3 weeks, as Newmar connected the LP/CO detector's direct to the batteries and not thru the disconnect system and that would kill the batteries. Doug

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Posted: 05/12/22 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it sounds more like your battery's are disconnected from the charger. even if the batteries are dead. which they aren't you should see the voltage climb with the converter connected. if the voltage is not increasing you have a disconnect or a bad wire inline





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