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Old 10-22-2018, 02:08 PM   #15
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Hello all
Hubs is back and ready to work on this problem!

John:
You very helpfully posted a parts list at the other string where this subject came up. I'm referring him to both strings but thought it would be helpful if that list appears in both so hope you don't mind if I just quote and put up that whole post from you here. Hope this works!

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Hi Francesca,

I replaced all of the components inside the my old power converter. Specifically:

- 12 vdc circuit breaker replaced (amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
- 110 vac circuit breaker replaced (amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
- SPDT switch replaced (can't find the link)
- Mean Well SP-150-12 power supply replaced old transformer (and I think there was also a diode which I removed) (amazon link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I believe the reason I needed to replace the transformer was that the led bulbs were flickering, burning out, etc. but don't remember for sure. All I know it that now everything works and has been working ever since (two and a half years).

What problems are you seeing with the led lights?

-John
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Sure Francesca, I don't mind.
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Sure Francesca, I don't mind.
Thanks, John. Hubs doesn't have an account here; the trailer's always been my project. His main interest in it is that it continues to serve in its capacity as chuckwagon when he's on one of his motorcycle trips So I guess I'll be The Lovely Assistant from here on out, posting any questions etc. he may have.

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Based on informative and relevant comments made by other members (Raz, John in Santa Cruz) in other threads, I would add:

- For LED retrofit bulbs that are burning out, overheating, flickering, etc., the cause may actually be that the LED bulbs are only rated to work in a narrow voltage range, e.g., 11 to 13 volts. This could be a problem because the converter could be producing up to 14 volts. Better bulbs are rated for a much wider voltage range, e.g., 10 to 30 volts. That's something to check.

- Troubleshoot the converter. It should be producing 12 to 14 volts DC. Also, you could check the ripple voltage. If it is significant, this could cause problems for the LED bulbs.
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