I don’t get it.....obviously.

Discussion in 'Wiring' started by Wayovrpar, Aug 6, 2019.

  1. Wayovrpar

    Wayovrpar New Member

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    Greetings friends. So I’m new to the pup world. Here’s my conundrum. Running on battery just fine. Lights and CO detector fully operational. New CO detector delivered and ready to install. I go to the battery and disconnect it for the install. Install completed in record time. Reconnect battery.....no lights. Connect shore power. Lights on. Disconnected shore power.....lights on. What gives?
     
  2. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    Did the LP/CO detector come on?
     
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    Wayovrpar New Member

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    Yes. Everything is working as it should be. Just needed to hook up to shore power to get it to work. I was only connected to shore power for about a minute.
     
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    generok Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so this is a shot in the dark, but the only thing I could think of that fit the circumstances you described...

    If your rig has a 12V circuit breaker in the line, perhaps when you reconnected the battery it surged and tripped it. After some time, it cooled down and closed again... the shore power connection had nothing to do with it other than giving time for the 12V breaker to cool down.

    Alternatively, you can take a different tactic and revel in the fact it's working fine now and press on.
     
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  5. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    My first guess would be corrosion around the battery connections needing to "warm up" to allow flow. Places to look would be at the battery post and ring connectors, in the inline fuse holder, and where the ground wire is screwed to the A frame.
     
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    Wayovrpar New Member

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    I do revel often when I actually fix something and it works.
     
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    I’ll clean all that and check connections....thanks.
     
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    kcsa75 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on the NTU Pup and Welcome to the forum from Midway USA.
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    Check that you put the wires on the battery correctly, double check the battery protection fuse at the convertor.
     

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