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Old 09-15-2022, 09:35 AM   #1
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We just purchased a 1997 Sun Sport 8325 motorhome on a Ford F53 chassis with a 30 amp system. If I plug into house power the inverter/charger? runs all the time or at least for the day it was plugged in. When I run the generator, it does not come on. We have not tried a 30 amp park pedestal yet so that will be next.
Is the thing running because the amperage is so low? Will this harm the unit? I have since not plugged into the house power for my lack of knowledge on this.
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Old 09-25-2022, 04:24 PM   #2
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If you say it converter runs because you hear FAN, the fan runs based on LOAD/ temp, so it maybe just LIGHTS (if you still have old Incandescent), or Low Battery (Charger). I have barely heard mine run since changing bulbs to LED. Check BATTERY WATER LEVEL lately? Good Luck p.s. OTHER 12vdc appliances are also a LOAD
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Old 09-26-2022, 06:56 AM   #3
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If you say it converter runs because you hear FAN, the fan runs based on LOAD/ temp, so it maybe just LIGHTS (if you still have old Incandescent), or Low Battery (Charger). I have barely heard mine run since changing bulbs to LED. Check BATTERY WATER LEVEL lately? Good Luck p.s. OTHER 12vdc appliances are also a LOAD
Thank you for your reply. The converter/charger did not have a fan as it is an old Magnetek 6345 unit. I have replaced it with an upgrade kit from BestConverter. A 3 stage 8900 series WFCO converter/charger.
It now has a cooling fan, better protected circuits and a status light and a much better charger. And it is very quiet and no longer gets warm. The old unit had a reputation of overcharging batteries and sure enough both the 3 year old coach batteries were toast so replaced them as well.
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