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Old 03-21-2010, 07:04 PM   #1
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Has anyone been able to find a quality diagram source for the American 20 Amp Converter Charger? Or has anyone found a "person" (with phone number) that knows the specifics about these things? (Think the folks at Scamp know anything?)

I keep blowing the fuse between lug #1 (that's the 12V power in connection) and the bus bar energizing the other lugs. Obviously there's a short, but I'll be danged if I can figger out where...
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:32 PM   #2
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Robert, this sounded familiar. Ronnie posted problems with the American converter a couple of years back. There was quite a bit of discussion, maybe some of it will help you:
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Old 03-25-2010, 02:58 PM   #3
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Has anyone been able to find a quality diagram source for the American 20 Amp Converter Charger? Or has anyone found a "person" (with phone number) that knows the specifics about these things? (Think the folks at Scamp know anything?)

I keep blowing the fuse between lug #1 (that's the 12V power in connection) and the bus bar energizing the other lugs. Obviously there's a short, but I'll be danged if I can figger out where...
Americans' support is kinda limited. I called them and asked for a schematic... They said for insurance reasons they could not provide that.... Even to an electronics repair shop...... But they can sell you a new board for $75....
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Has anyone been able to find a quality diagram source for the American 20 Amp Converter Charger? Or has anyone found a "person" (with phone number) that knows the specifics about these things? (Think the folks at Scamp know anything?)

I keep blowing the fuse between lug #1 (that's the 12V power in connection) and the bus bar energizing the other lugs. Obviously there's a short, but I'll be danged if I can figger out where...

One more thing.... Boards like that are notorious for cold solder joints. Have you put it under a glass and looked at all the connection points? a bad joint or an arcing joint could maybe cause your fuse blowing. I had that issue on the converter I put into my trailer last spring. Had one of the connections on the board loose. I just reheated the point with my iron and it fixed it. Just a thought.. I have a completely different brand of converter.
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One more thing.... Boards like that are notorious for cold solder joints. Have you put it under a glass and looked at all the connection points? a bad joint or an arcing joint could maybe cause your fuse blowing. I had that issue on the converter I put into my trailer last spring. Had one of the connections on the board loose. I just reheated the point with my iron and it fixed it. Just a thought.. I have a completely different brand of converter.

Thanks. I'll do just that.
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B 4 I would pay anyone $50 or more for a new board, I would just order a new unit from the site below for $39.95.

http://shop.ebay.com/willisdlr/m.html?_nkw...at=0&bkBtn=

Here is a Scamp site that sells parts.

http://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-270-americ...cuit-board.aspx
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B 4 I would pay anyone $50 or more for a new board, I would just order a new unit from the site below for $39.95.

http://shop.ebay.com/willisdlr/m.html?_nkw...at=0&bkBtn=

Here is a Scamp site that sells parts.

http://shop.scamptrailers.com/p-270-americ...cuit-board.aspx

You are correct, Sir!. Just got the whole unit on EBay yesterday for $27.00!
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