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Old 05-16-2016, 09:40 AM   #1
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Fan in breaker box

Trying to find information about the fan in the breaker box and how long it should stay running? When we first headed out on vacation it would run for a couple of minutes when plugged into power then shut off . Now it has run for 1/2 hour and still running batteries are fully charged according to the panel.
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Are you sure it's not in the inverter?
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Are you sure it's not in the inverter?
The inverter fan would not run unless it is being used to convert 12V to 120V. The inverter is not in the electrical distribution box.
The converter in the bottom of the electrical distribution box has a fan that could run as 120V is being converted to 12V and is plugged into a campground 120V outlet.
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It's the fan in the electrical panel box. We are plugged in to shore power and have the battery switch on.
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I believe its temperature controlled. Ours has run for extended periods when we have plugged into shore power. Sorry just can't remember how long but it was awhile. It is the converter in the fuse box. I would be more concerned if it never ran. Hope this helps.

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I believe its temperature controlled. Ours has run for extended periods when we have plugged into shore power. Sorry just can't remember how long but it was awhile. It is the converter in the fuse box. I would be more concerned if it never ran. Hope this helps.

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Hi this does help as we couldn't find any info if it should keep running. When we were plugged in at home it would run for a short period then cut out and the same at the last campsite.
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Doug's right. It comes on as needed based on a temperature sensor.


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I have an electrical panel question. I understand the unit houses 12vdc fuses and 120 vac breakers. It also houses the converter as well as the charger.

Is it a simple operation to disable the charger? I have my own and do not plan on utilizing the built in one. I did this on an older American brand one.
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Old 05-16-2016, 05:10 PM   #9
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Really easy. Power to it comes from the same breaker that powers the microwave.

You can follow the black wire from the converter up to #1 circuit breaker.

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Thank you Ron, yes a lot easier that the one I modified.

By the way, will Escape include a whole trailer wiring diagram when we pick up our trailer later this year ? Part of the factory documentation ?
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