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Old 04-28-2018, 01:20 PM   #1
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Battery and inverter

Could yíall please tell me in what position the battery disconnect in the convenience panel and up front by the battery are suppose to be in both while traveling down the road and also while plugged in. And also the same for the inverter button?
We just got it back from the shop....leak in the roof....not fixed yet! But I went out to let the slides out and they barely made it!! Usually the kitchen slide will stop on me once and Iíll move to the other slides but this took me several tries on each slide. Checked the control panel inside and it showed the battery was empty. Iím thinking we just donít understand in which position these things should be. 🤷🏼*♀️
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:34 PM   #2
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Could yíall please tell me in what position the battery disconnect in the convenience panel and up front by the battery are suppose to be in both while traveling down the road and also while plugged in. And also the same for the inverter button?
We just got it back from the shop....leak in the roof....not fixed yet! But I went out to let the slides out and they barely made it!! Usually the kitchen slide will stop on me once and Iíll move to the other slides but this took me several tries on each slide. Checked the control panel inside and it showed the battery was empty. Iím thinking we just donít understand in which position these things should be. ����*♀️
Picture #1. While plugged in Off Going down the road on
Picture #2 On while plugged in and going down the road
Picture #3 On while plugged in and going down the road

With that being said if your unit was at the dealers for any length of time and they didn't plug it in I suspect your battery went flat. There are several thing that run all the time CO2 detectors ect. If your battery wasn't up to full charge that would cause the problems you described
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thank you very much! Now I don’t mean to be stupid but in the picture of the convenience panel is that battery disconnect in the on or off position? The battery in front shows green and says on but the other confuses me. And no I’m not a true blonde!! ��
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The labeling of the disconnect switch in the convenience center is confusing at best. The batteries are disconnected if you can remove the red key. If you can't remove it, then the batteries are connected. This should be the normal state.
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If you have a residential fridge, then you would normally have the inverter powered on so that it's display would tell you what you are drawing from battery and what power fridge is taking. The battery cutoff in the front compartment should be to allow 12vdc to the inverter and on when traveling if you are using the fridge on a trip.
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:35 PM   #6
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Old 04-28-2018, 04:37 PM   #7
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Yes it is a residential fridge. Thank you for replying. You buy a camper and they do a walk through but it’s still all a little confusing. And my word what they call manuals are worthless!
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If you have a residential fridge, then you would normally have the inverter powered on so that it's display would tell you what you are drawing from battery and what power fridge is taking. The battery cutoff in the front compartment should be to allow 12vdc to the inverter and on when traveling if you are using the fridge on a trip.
A quick question: Why would you have the inverter on while plugged into shore power?
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Ease of use is the reason you would leave the inverter on while connected to shore power. The inverter senses 120V and, if present, passes it through without drawing from the 12V battery. When you disconnect from shore power the inverter automatically switches over to 12V battery power.

If you turn it off when on shore power, you have to remember to turn it back on when you disconnect.
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Old 04-29-2018, 07:28 PM   #10
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We didnít but we would hear it come on and off. That is why I wanted to be clear on how things were suppose to be. Weíve had some unusual things happen and Iím never sure if itís the camper or we just donít know what weíre doing. As I said, the manuals are useless! Thanks again for replying!
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