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Old 07-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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New battery...no lights...

Just bought a new 12 v battery for our new-to-us 1980 Boler. All the lights work when plugged in to the house but nada with the new fully charged battery.

Any suggestions for what to check next appreciated.
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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See if your converter has a switch to switch over to 12V.
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Look for a fuse between the battery and the converter. Some units even have 2 fuses.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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No fuses

Looked for a fuse- none. Two reset breaker buttons. Pushed both, nada.

Here's a photo of the converter.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:26 PM   #5
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Make sure your positive and negative wires are not crossed at the battery connection. The trailer wires are often not the colors you'd expect.
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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The converter may be the same as mine, described in Electrical Problems 1979 Beachcomber (post #6).

This converter disconnects the battery with a relay when plugged in, and I found that sometimes the relay sticks and fails to reconnect the battery when unplugged from the outside power. I only had to bang the front panel to unstick it.
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might be time to invest in a multimeter if you don't have one!
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Old 07-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #8
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May I ask what size Boler? Love to see some pics of it and if you did any mods.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #9
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It's a 1980 FG16. On the road with it now. Have to say, it's a lot more fun than our 13 footer.
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Looks good Peg. But why did you touch me and walk away? I want to see the inside too.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:53 PM   #11
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Thanks for the converter photo. It's not the same as mine, and probably not a Powertron, but it might still work the same way. I can't make out the brand and model information on the top - can you read it, or get a more detailed photo of the label?
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