Gulf Stream Owners RV Forum
 


Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-04-2018, 07:46 PM   #1
Ray Phillips
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
Default 12 volt light switch

Just bought a 1993 28 Ď conquest class c. Coach lights only work when plugged in. Is there a switch to convert to 12 volt? I donít have any manuals for this motor home.
Ray Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2018, 07:51 PM   #2
DilceFarNiente
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 15
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray Phillips View Post
Just bought a 1993 28 Ď conquest class c. Coach lights only work when plugged in. Is there a switch to convert to 12 volt? I donít have any manuals for this motor home.


Sounds like your house battery bank (the batteries that run your 12volt lights and water pump) may be dead, and you're only getting 12 volt power through your converter when you're on shore power.

Find your house battery(ies), put a meter on them or hook up a battery charger and see what happens.
DilceFarNiente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2018, 07:57 PM   #3
Ray Phillips
New Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 2
Default

Thank you, I will try the charger.
Ray Phillips is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2018, 09:02 PM   #4
DilceFarNiente
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 15
Default

Your converter should be charging your house batteries as well as changing the 110 volt AC current from shore power into 12 volt DC power.

Your converter may be shot, but chances are good the problem is your house batteries; they are easy to abuse and can be ruined if over-discharged or over charged.
DilceFarNiente is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2019, 11:11 PM   #5
THenne1713
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Memphis
Posts: 161
Send a message via AIM to THenne1713 Send a message via MSN to THenne1713 Send a message via Yahoo to THenne1713
Default

The 12v items run off the battery, and battery maybe bad or have a switch next to it that is turned OFF? If battery SWITCH is turned ON, check terminal connections/ corrosion and WATER LEVEL in battery cells; (WATER should cover all cell plates and come above the bottom plastic round ring down in the cell) (WEAR SAFETY GLASSES. BAD BATTERIES CAN EXPLODE FROM ANY SPARK); IF you press the TEST button on Monitor panel while plugged in, and it lights all lights for the battery, that generally says the CHARGER IS WORKING; (when UNPLUGGED for 30-60-minutes, a good battery (may) light one bulb less. e.g. 4-lights vs 5-lights)
__________________
THenne1713
99-Conquest 6266, E450SD, 6.8, 2v, V-10
THenne1713 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.