1984 avion has no power inside

by barbara
(new braunfels, texas)

Question: It all started a few days ago. The circuit breaker flipped and I switched it back on. Within two days, the rv had no power at all other than what is stored in the battery. I think that the problem may be with the ac/dc converter, but I am not sure. I have checked all fuses and other connections and they appear to be in optimum condition. Any and all assistance in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Robbie: First thing I would suggest you do it connect a battery charger to your batteries to prevent them from going completely dead. You can use a remote charger in place of the converter until you have it fixed, but be sure the charger has a automatic setting.

When you tripped the breaker and reset it, make sure you turned the breaker completely off and then back on. If you simply just pushed the breaker back on (up) you did not reset it and would have no 110V to the converter.

After you're sure you have 110V you'll need a meter to test the output 12V from the converter.
Before doing this test disconnect the battery charger and let the batteries sit for 15 minutes. Then using the meter check the voltage output at the converter. It should read over 13.1 but not over 14.2

Try this and let me know what you find...

Good luck,

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