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Old 04-12-2019, 02:35 PM   #11
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Yeah, Im with ya there on the modifications. Havent ordered the solid state stuff yet. I need to do some more thinking, tracing wires and stuff. For one, I loose at least a diode drop going in. I need to look at stuff, maybe there's an input/output I can use that will prevent things connecting together. Like an input on the converter I can connect to the "ignition" that will shut it down as soon as the key is turned. Simple, effective.

They "should" never be connected like that, but I know Murphy's law better than I should.

Oh, received the new solenoid. Boy that was fast.

And the Intelitec controller was also bad, still waiting on that. Alternator was up and running, but no 12V on the solenoid.
Put a manual switch on the activation wire for that new solenoid and you will control when they connect. I have mine like that.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:52 AM   #12
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Iím not an expert unless you count a YouTube Ranger being as such.......maybe a helpful link.

https://youtu.be/wc_vGNHhAYE
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Old 04-14-2019, 03:23 PM   #13
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Hey, nothing wrong with youtube for info and ideas. I will do it differently next time I replace the awnings though....

They have a newer model truck in the video. But according to the vid, the two batteries are connected together the minute you turn the key. With mine, there is a bit of electronics that only activates the solenoid when the alternator is putting out about 14.4 volts. (both items need replacing, the electronics and the solenoid)
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If the solenoid gives a funny buzzzzz, then check CONTROL voltage to the SMALL wire on the solenoid; if it is low, solenoid will chatter; bad battery or corroded connection? Otherwise, might just be bad solenoid?
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:28 AM   #15
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might check out thread "House battery charging problem" same problem. The 5 am fuse
fixed my problem. but my solenoid did work.
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Old 04-15-2019, 02:38 PM   #16
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Yeah.... I just found that 5A fuse. But everything was dead, so it all got replaced.

Working as it was designed now. I think the solenoid may have been OK, but the intelitec "isolater" was bad, I think thats what took the fuse out.
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where did you find the intelitec isolater, is it the black box next to the solenoid?
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where did you find the intelitec isolater, is it the black box next to the solenoid?
thanks....Ed
You can see it in the picture he posted. It's the box the wires from the solenoid run to. My motor home doesn't have that, just one wire to activate the solenoid with no isolator.
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On our GS, theres no box, just a "L" bracket mounted to some framework in the battery compartment.
If you look at that photo, theres a small black plastic box next to the solenoid, thats it.

yep, not what I was expecting either.
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that was my guess....thanks Ed
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