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Posted: 10/07/18 07:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Woke up A/C had quite working. Anything that was 110v was not working in 5th wheel. No breakers were tripped. Smelled smoke, found convertor was smoking. 12v lights work. Breaker at pole was not tripped. Need suggestions on what to check next. Will try and get electrician out asap. Thanks

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AC requires 12 volts and your converter provides that for charging batteries and supplying 12 volts at the same time.

IF your 12 volts has gone low it might not be enough to operate the 12 volt circuits in the air conditioners.

You need a voltmeter across the batteries to confirm of course.

Your alternator will bring things to life as long as no fuses were blown in the process of the converter letting the smoke out.


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Posted: 10/07/18 07:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If anything 120v has quite, than you have more problems then 12v.

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Posted: 10/07/18 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't you guys mean 'quit' not quite?


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Yes quit, typo

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Posted: 10/07/18 07:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the converter turned to toast I'd sure suspect you have a tripped breaker somewhere...possibly one you've never noticed before. Time to go hunting.. You need to unhook the converter carcass, too.

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Lost neutral . Converter should have fuses on it.Unplug from pole and check breaker panel

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Posted: 10/07/18 10:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Converter is wired into the gfci the ac not coming on due to low 12volt unplug or unite converter reset gfci

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newman fulltimer wrote:

.. unplug or unite converter reset gfci
What does 'unite' converter mean?

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Posted: 10/07/18 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Converter smoking likely means that's toast. Check out your exterior power source .. if that's OK then reset all your circuit breakers and report back.


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