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Old 07-28-2015, 08:14 AM   #15
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Another reason to always use a EMS by Progressive, either built in or portable, it tell and warns you of possible electrical issues before any harm or damage is done. see here Progressive Industries RV Surge and Electrical Protection industry lea
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Old 08-03-2015, 05:52 PM   #16
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I did a mutimeter test on the battery. It was 11.20 unplugged and 11.21 plugged in. According to what i read, thats not good. This test was for two hours. I plugged into my garage receptacle using a 30 foot ext. of RV CABLE for a total of 60 foot, only way i can reach the plug. It started to storm so i unplugged it. Will do it for a longer time tomorrow. Carl
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:30 PM   #17
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Carl turn off all the breakers and then turn them all back again. If any of your outlets are GFI protected push the buttons and reset.

For a fun time google search on how to use a multi-meter. You will find allot of information there.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:39 PM   #18
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Two hours should have been a reasonable test.

From 11.1 volts, I believe that the reading should have climbed steadily by tents of volts up to a fully charged reading around 13.x volts.

If your 110v appliances work when you are plugged in at home and your battery is not charging, then I would still guess that there is something wrong with your rectifier/charging circuit. I suppose that could be a fuse/circuit-breaker or blown rectifier diodes. I would think that a good trailer technician should be able to diagnose (and fix?) the problem in less than 15 minutes.

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Old 08-03-2015, 06:44 PM   #19
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You should have a PD9130 converter. A silver box located near your breaker panel. If you have S-16 SD I think it is located in the cabinet under your rear dinette seat. Check the converter power plug and make sure it is plugged into an outlet if it has a connector on the power cord.
You can buy a Power Wizzard that plugs into your PD converter. The Power Wizzard turns your converter into a smart charger and is much easier on your battery. The Wizzard has a light that tells you what mode your converter is in and if the battery is charged. For about $30 it is a great investment.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:54 PM   #20
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If you only had 11.21 volts when the power was ON you are not charging the battery. When the power is ON the battery voltage will jump up to the chargers output, usually about 14 volts or more . It will do that instantly, just as soon as power is applied.


What is the make and model number on your power chassis. I had heard that Scamp was (finally) installing PD-4045's. If so, there should be a breaker for the converter/charger right next to the main breaker. But, given Scamp propensity to save pennies, hard telling how they wired things, if at all !!!!!
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:44 PM   #21
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Shucks. That's too bad. The battery may be sulfated by now... you may need to buy a new one after you figure out why it wasn't charging.
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:27 PM   #22
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It doesn't indicate that the charger is even working Charge voltage did not appear when he turned the power ON. See Post #16
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Old 08-18-2015, 05:14 PM   #23
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Well, it is fixed now, I hope. Converter was not plugged in. Plugged in to shore power at home and it is charging at 13.6.
As for the AC, he came out and he said the compressor is not working, said let me check the thermostat. Came out again and said I found it. Was a wire connection to compressor. They used a skimpy connector, he put in a thicker one so it holds better. Said battery should be OK, checked cells and they came up OK. for now. I will check it out on next camping trip, a short one coming up soon. Then a longer trip next month. Scamp will here from me. I would suggest to other new scamp owners not to leave until you hear the compressor kick in and cold air comes out, not just air from fan. And to make sure battery is charging. Almost a whole year of plugging in and nothing. No parts but he worked on it for three hours. So $$$$ were high but at least it is fixed Thanks for all your help.. Carl
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Old 08-19-2015, 07:18 AM   #24
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If you bought the trailer new within the last year, Scamp may cover the $$$ for the diagnosis and repair under warranty?

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