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Old 09-14-2016, 05:52 PM   #29
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The glass "barrel fuse" has the size stamped into the metal ends. FYI it's called a buss fuse.
Problem is Byron as she mentioned there is no fuse in the fuse holder in the converter to check whats stamped on it ;-)
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The glass "barrel fuse" has the size stamped into the metal ends. FYI it's called a buss fuse.
Leave the other "s" off - kissing it does not fix it.
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For #1, what size fuze should be in this American brand cs2000xl converter? I cannot find this information in the converter owners manual or the Scamp owners manual. There was no fuze in this spot and therefore the charger may never have been working at all. If this is the problem, I am surprised the battery lasted through 3 days of camping with considerable use of 12v appliances.

For #2, does the little green knob look toasted to anyone else? What is this 'knob' and what does it do? It doesn't look recently toasted. It looks like it's been that way for a while. Can't find any diagrams to educate me on the parts of this board.

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Re #1: The fuse in mine is 8A, 250V (I just looked and while there, blew some dust out of there).

Re #2: The green thing looks like a capacitor, but I do not see well on the picture whether it looks "toasted", or "fried" (word used in the EE lingo).

Somebody pulled the 8Amp fuse, probably to replace it, and never finished. Replace it and observe what happens.

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I took another look at the pictureand that capacitor has the green coating chipped (or blown off). If it is bad, then it is either a specialized repair (with a $0.05 part cost) or a simpler replacement of the converter (with $$$ part cost).
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Re #1: The fuse in mine is 8A, 250V (I just looked and while there, blew some dust out of there).

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Makes since that its 8 Amp as the Input Voltage is 120volts 8 amps
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