Wise Compadres and Road Warriors.....
Having some weird electrical
issues between battery
and shore power on my converter and wonder if anyone has some advice.... (Full disclosure: I know very little about the wiring system in the Scamp
; have been reading and studying for a couple months now and learning, but...)
Centurion 3000 Converter 30A system
-When operating on battery
only, 12V systems seem to work fine (lights, etc).
-When plugged into shore power, 120 systems work fine, but 12V systems (lights, plugs) begin to flicker and the Overload light
on the converter comes on. Converter begins to hum and pulse (not fan). 12V lights
flicker in time with the pulsing/humming. Even when all lights
, appliances are off the converter still shows Overload and is humming and pulsing. I do not know if battery
-Checked ground wires both going into converter and attached to trailer frame. Seem solid. Have checked fuses in panel, up front, in the stows, etc.
I have read that the Centurion 3000 has a circuit board that goes out that can be replaced (almost as much as a new converter) and can display same symptoms. But also a loose wire in systems somewhere can display the same symptoms. I want to be sure I have checked every thing possible before taking it to the shop. Shop is not close, nor convenient, will require significant planning, etc. to get there and will probably cost $$$ to have them replace and fix.
So.... any wise words or things to check that I might have missed? Not afraid to take everything apart and rummage around; just don't know what to rummage around for....
Thanks very much.