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Old 09-23-2021, 04:32 PM   #1
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Question about power converter

I have a 2016 Escape 5.0. I have had it a year. Today I installed a new gas leak detector. We have arrived at our campground and the power convertor sounds like it is running a fan. Have never heard this before. ???
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Converters usually have fans.. the fans are often not heard because they are quiet and / or they only run under heavy load. My guess is your battery needed a good charge when you arrived and plugged in, so the converter was under a more than usual load and the fan turned on.
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Thank you for your prompt reply. There is a reason I love this forum! I did turn off the kill switch which stopped the fan and it has not come back on since. I was running the frig on battery while we were on the road and your suggestion makes sense!
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The fan and motor collect dust bunnies and it might help to clean it and while you are at it, take some 3 in 1 oil and oil the motor. There is a little hole on each end with a felt washer inside that holds the oil.
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Thank you for your prompt reply. There is a reason I love this forum! I did turn off the kill switch which stopped the fan and it has not come back on since. I was running the frig on battery while we were on the road and your suggestion makes sense!
I don't think your battery will charge with the kill switch on. Running a fridge on 12v will kill the charge in the battery even while driving on most vehicles. I'd turn the switch back on and let the battery get a good charge. After it is fully charged the fan should stop and only run when a heavy load is put on it.
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