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Old 07-17-2021, 02:48 AM   #1
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Help No power to coach batteries full

When plugged into shore power or generator all works.
Example..lights on in coach connected to shore power when shore power unplugged 12v lights go out.
My brother has an integra vision 31v year 2019

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Sounds like the coach batteries have not connected to the system. Check the operation of the Use/Store switch and relay.
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Not to mention the status of the batteries.
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12v power is on each side of relay next to batteries?
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Could it be the converter transfer switch?
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12v power is on each side of relay next to batteries?
Unknown what relay you refer to. Could be the Emergency Start relay.
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Here is picture 12v on each side reads ok?
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12v power is on each side of relay next to batteries?
Relay? Got a picture?

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Could it be the converter transfer switch?
No such thing.

Without knowing how the Entegra is wired we can only go by general RV information.

The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
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Could it be the converter transfer switch?
Unknown what this switch is... maybe you mean the inverter transfer switch? Then "no".
Coach batteries connect to the system thru the Use/Store relay or whatever their system uses or calls it. Mine is "Coach Battery Disconnect Switch"
As long as AC power is present and the converter is on and working, there will be 12V present... Take away the AC and the batteries are not connected (or in working order) then the 12V lights will go out.
Plain and simple.



Also, have the DC fuses been checked?
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See... Ace and I are saying the same thing....
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Here is picture 12v on each side reads ok?
I see the large cable facing us says "BATT" behind it. What does the other large cable say behind it?

That looks like a latching relay with extra electronics connected to it.

Does the "BATT" cable go directly to the positive battery terminal?
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The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
** this is the issue

USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
** 12v coming out so appears ok
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
** checking these

Brother thinks the replay inside converter has failed..
As soon as shore power removed all lights everything goes out
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The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
** this is the issue

USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
** 12v coming out so appears ok
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
** checking these

Brother thinks the replay inside converter has failed..
As soon as shore power removed all lights everything goes out
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There is no relay in any converter I have ever had in my many RVs.

There are two large (30 or 40 amp) "Reverse Polarity" fuses between the DC buss and the converter's output to the battery. Have those been checked?
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The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
** this is the issue

USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
** 12v coming out so appears ok
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
** checking these

Brother thinks the replay inside converter has failed..
As soon as shore power removed all lights everything goes out
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Here is a neat scenario that shows how the basic system works.
http://www.metrotrekkers.org/utility/electrical.htm


With the AC "off" is there still 12V on both sides of the relay?
When I say AC, I mean the shore power....
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There is no relay in any converter I have ever had in my many RVs.

There are two large (30 or 40 amp) "Reverse Polarity" fuses between the DC buss and the converter's output to the battery. Have those been checked?
These two fuses:
https://www.thorforums.com/forums/f8...ses-26889.html
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The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
** this is the issue

USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
** 12v coming out so appears ok
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
** checking these

Brother thinks the replay inside converter has failed..
As soon as shore power removed all lights everything goes out
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Well you can check to see if the converter is bad. Hook a battery charger to your house batteries without shore power. If the lights come on your converter is bad. Happened in a 5th wheel a few years back.
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Old 07-17-2021, 01:01 PM   #17
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When plugged into shore power or generator all works.
Example..lights on in coach connected to shore power when shore power unplugged 12v lights go out.
My brother has an integra vision 31v year 2019
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The converter works and is supplying 12 VDC to the DC buss
Battery status? Unknown
** this is the issue

USE/STORE (Battery disconnect) status - Unknown
** 12v coming out so appears ok
Other inline breakers/fuses between the house batteries and the DC buss - Unknown
** checking these

Brother thinks the replay inside converter has failed..
As soon as shore power removed all lights everything goes out
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Well you can check to see if the converter is bad. Hook a battery charger to your house batteries without shore power. If the lights come on your converter is bad. Happened in a 5th wheel a few years back.
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Old 07-17-2021, 01:47 PM   #18
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Meaning the converter is not charging the batteries. After thinking about it, I now remember that even plugged into shore power I didn’t have 12v. So back to the drawing board. Check the breaker under the hood near the battery. And the breaker by the house batteries. The under hood breaker tripped on mine this spring. No 12v dc power. Noticed because step wouldn’t retract. Breaker reset under the hood. Wham bang, 12v power.

Sorry Ace.
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Old 07-18-2021, 05:02 AM   #20
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Hi thx all rv tech guy in California..fixed self reset circuit breaker near battery..here is the fix
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