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Old 12-30-2020, 07:05 PM   #21
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Battery Charging - how to test

Diagnostics - rig is only drawing 1 amp on both lines when connected to 50 amp shore power. Battery drain slow but constant with just the interior lights on, even when connected to shore power. (Accelerated the battery drain by utilizing the landing gear, taking the twin batteries down to 12.1 volts.)
Confirmed by solar monitor of battery, landing gear control panel monitor, and voltage meter attached directly to batteries. All three are giving out the same (declining) number(s). Shore power made no difference to battery drain nor declining voltage readings. Converter circuit breaker is on and toggling off/on made no difference. Can't hear the "click on" or the fan from the converter as did with my last two fivers. HOWEVER, there appears to be a blinking orange led light inside the electrical panel just above the converter's circuit breaker. Is this a fault indicator, by any chance? Still under warranty, but if could narrow in on converter failure would make convincing the service center a lot easier. BTW, batteries picked up charge while under tow. Thanks
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Old 12-30-2020, 07:15 PM   #22
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Diagnostics - rig is only drawing 1 amp on both lines when connected to 50 amp shore power. Battery drain slow but constant with just the interior lights on, even when connected to shore power. (Accelerated the battery drain by utilizing the landing gear, taking the twin batteries down to 12.1 volts.)
Confirmed by solar monitor of battery, landing gear control panel monitor, and voltage meter attached directly to batteries. All three are giving out the same (declining) number(s). Shore power made no difference to battery drain nor declining voltage readings. Converter circuit breaker is on and toggling off/on made no difference. Can't hear the "click on" or the fan from the converter as did with my last two fivers. HOWEVER, there appears to be a blinking orange led light inside the electrical panel just above the converter's circuit breaker. Is this a fault indicator, by any chance? Still under warranty, but if could narrow in on converter failure would make convincing the service center a lot easier. BTW, batteries picked up charge while under tow. Thanks
First of all the batteries are close to dead. It sounds like the converter is not working. The blinking light is the current charge program. Your documents will have a manual that tells you what it means. Are you sure the disconnect switch is in the correct position. Double check by having somebody change it while you meter the battery posts. If the voltage goes up then the switch is ON. You probably have hybrid batteries. You want deep cycle. 2 Trojan T105's was what I had before Lithium. HUGE difference. Also if you do not have a battery monitor get one. NEVER let batteries discharge more than 50%, ideally 30%. If the batteries have the initials CCA or MCA or the word CRANK anywhere on the battery they are the wrong kind.
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Old 12-30-2020, 08:35 PM   #23
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Confirm your batteries are not disconnected via the key switch just forward of the convenience center.
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The converter has reverse polarity fuses that protect against connecting the battery backwards. They may be blown. Even a quick touch of the terminals in reverse polarity will blow them. I have the PD4500 series converter and it has ATC type fuses that are easily accessible from the panel inside. On mine, there are 3 25 amp fuses at the far right side of the row of DC fuses. You can find manuals and the troubleshooting documents at progressivedyn.com website.
If you cannot find them, PM me and I can email you the ones I have if yours is also a PD4500 series converter.
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