Calling all electricians...

Discussion in 'General Camping Discussion Forum' started by DJO-PUPNEWBIE, Sep 20, 2019.

  1. DJO-PUPNEWBIE

    DJO-PUPNEWBIE New Member

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    Greetings to all and hope everyone had a great summer and is ready to welcome the change of seasons! Here is my scenario. Last winter, I took my 2009 Flagstaff 207D and gave it an electrical enema. I removed the existing 30A distribution panel and installed a 50A panel, along with more outlets. Every outlet, the A/C, the fridge, and the 12V power converter, are now all on their own dedicated breakers (and I have two open for possible future outlets, if desired). Each new outlet was run with 12/2 Romex. Everything 120V works as expected and I have yet to overload a circuit...but I haven't really tried. Here is what I cannot figure out. Everything works, as I said, except for the 12V power when the camper is not plugged in to shore power. Everything is wired correctly. I have checked and double-checked. The 12V power converter even says the battery charging and maintenance is working properly, and I know the battery has charge because the power lift always works. So...what could I have possibly done wrong? Any thoughts?
     
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    joet Well-Known Member

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    No battery power to the convertor?
     
  3. DJO-PUPNEWBIE

    DJO-PUPNEWBIE New Member

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    The battery connects directly into the distribution panel, as does the 12V converter, which is how the converter reads and maintains a charge on the battery. The panel is their meeting point. Check out my album. there are some pics there that show what was installed. Here is the DP I used: https://wfcoelectronics.com/product/wf-893050/ It's fully loaded and connected. The schematic is also there.
     
  4. rabird

    rabird Howdy!

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    While not plugged in I am sure you have used a volt meter or test light on the 2 lugs at the top of the fuses and reported the voltage, then you went to determine where 12v power stops on a given circuit.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Disconnect the battery lead at the fuse block and check for voltage in the lead. Do this with camper unplugged.
     
  6. Adam Connolly

    Adam Connolly Member

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    Is there a cutoff switch sometimes located on a bunk end or on the flipover galley. They put those in so that if you close up your pup then the lights will not turn on. Reducing the chance of a fire. Those little bulbs get very hot over time. Seen many pics of them burning holes in matresses and counter tops. There may be a master switch inside the doorway that turns off the power to the 12v lights aswell.
     
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    Use a multimeter and figure out where you are and are not getting 12V. Too many variables to diagnose from here without more info.
     
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    Agreed, double check for a cutoff switch somewhere. My new-to-me Rockwood the wire going to that cutoff shorted out so no 12V until I repaired it....
     

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