My RV Battery Not Charging When Plugged Into Campsite

by diego
(florida)

Question: I have a 1997 Coachmen Catalina Sport when I plug my power cord into a campsite after a while I have to turn on the engine on to charge the chassis battery because my lights dim.




Robbie: Your converter is not charging the battery. It's hard for me to explain without knowing what kind of converter you have. You need to have your converter checked for output.

Note: Anytime your RV is plugged into 110V your monitor panel should read full when you test the battery condition.

Some Converters actually plug into a wall outlet and you can test this yourself. If the GFI on your bathroom outlet gets tripped sometimes this will kill the outlet for your Converter. If you don't have the tools for testing 12V and 110V I would suggest you have it looked at by a qualified RV Tech.

Thanks for the Question Good Luck,
Robbie

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