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Old 09-06-2017, 09:52 AM   #1
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Hi- I just bought my 2009 FF 189FBR last week. We are getting it set up for our virgin voyage. I have had the shore line plugged in to my 110v line with an adapter. Lights, fans and stereo all work. I then unplugged the shore line and then nothing works. The batteries tested out at slightly over 12v. There is also a solar panel on the roof. Any ideas as to why there is no power when shore line is disconnected? Remember I am new to this.
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Old 09-06-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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is there a disconnect, breaker or fuse turned off some were? follow the + wire from the battery back to the converter.
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I just went through this this am. There is a 25 amp fuse in the battery line right by the battery box. Mine was popped. Also, if your converter has the reverse polarity fuses, be sure they are both seated correctly. I did this and now I have lights off the battery when unplugged. Of course, now I need to charge the battery because it hasn't been charging while plugged in.
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I have a battery disconnect lever or switch in the front hatch. I am not sure if you pull or push it. Not sure how it works.
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As soon as it stops raining, I will check on the 25 amp fuse.
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Wish I had the disconnect switch, but then again, I will always have hook ups. My wife is not one for boon docking. Good luck with your electrical issue.
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I have a battery disconnect lever or switch in the front hatch. I am not sure if you pull or push it. Not sure how it works.
Pull the switch out for battery power on the trailer and also for battery charging and electric brakes. If it is pushed in none of these thing will happen.
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Thank you.
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Pull the switch out for battery power on the trailer and also for battery charging and electric brakes. If it is pushed in none of these thing will happen.
Many of us keep it out all the time unless in storage or hooked to shore power at home for long periods. If we plug into shore power at home Paul would disconnect the blade fuse at the battery box terminal in order to avoid overcharging the battery because only the co deterctor is drawing off the battery. Easier to get to than the disconnect switch in the front storage of our 189.
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Depending on the model of the converter you have, leaving it plugged into the shore line will probable not over charge the battery. I'm my 2010 FF I have a WFCO 8900 series converter that goes into float mode charging if trailer is unattended for 48 hours.
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