Chalet converter problem?

Discussion in 'A-Frame PopUps' started by Ray Cole, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Ray Cole

    Ray Cole New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    New owner of a 2005 Chalet Alpine.

    With everything off (no shore power) and all the fuses pulled except the 20A on the far right of the Elixir converter I still get a spark when I hook up the battery, ( it's drawing 9 amps).

    Bad converter?

    Other explanation?

    Thank you for your advice.

    Ray
     
  2. joet

    joet Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,700
    Likes Received:
    926
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2011
    Location:
    Elkins WV area
    Fridge? What happens when you pull the 20 amp fuse? What does it control?
    are the Propane/Co detector wired through the convertor?
     
  3. Ray Cole

    Ray Cole New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    when the 20 amp fuse is pulled there iare no more sparks. I believe the 20 amp feeds all of the other 12V circuits (red wire).

    there is no propane/co detector in the trailer.
     
  4. Ray Cole

    Ray Cole New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    and, the fridge is turned off and would be powered, if on 12V, through one of the 15 amp fuses.
     
  5. Ray Cole

    Ray Cole New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2019
    answering my own question: on the refrigerator one of the buttons is for a piezoelctric igniter for propane. that button was depressed causing the draw on the battery. it's now at .4 amps which I think is nomal.
     
    tlin likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.