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Old 11-10-2018, 12:38 PM   #1
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Fuse in inverter circuit? 2018 Escape 19

Our 6 week old inverter has quit working. Called Go Power and was told to remove + and - cables from the inverter, check the current at those cables, and check the fuse. Let the inverter sit without power for 15 minutes, and it might reset. Today we disconnected the batteries from the trailer (just pulled the - leads) waited 15 minutes with no charge to the inverter. Cannot find a fuse between the remote control, the shut off switch, and the inverter. The cables at the back of the inverter have big protective shields on them. Screwed in of course. Removing those screws at the inverter under the dinette seat will require some disassembly of the DC outlet, a bundled cable, and a smaller + cable. Decided that pulling the - at the batteries would be easier for the reset test. Now trying to find a fuse. Thanks for any hints.
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Old 11-10-2018, 03:04 PM   #2
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I am not sure how ETI wires inverters or solar, but power may still have been to the inverter if you have solar or were plugged into A/C. Both the solar and/or the A/C battery charge built into the trailer could have kept power on to the inverter.
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Old 11-10-2018, 04:32 PM   #3
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Cannot find a fuse between the remote control, the shut off switch, and the inverter. The cables at the back of the inverter have big protective shields on them. Screwed in of course. Removing those screws at the inverter under the dinette seat will require some disassembly...
Now trying to find a fuse. Thanks for any hints.
There should be no need to disassemble anything at the inverter. There should be a fuse for the inverter at or close to the positive terminal of the battery. Several owners with factory-installed inverters have posted photos of the connections at the battery. Perhaps someone could link to one of the those photos, showing this fuse... or you could post a photo of the connections at your battery, and someone can point out the fuse in your photo.

Depending on the model of inverter, it may also have an internal fuse, as described in the manual (for the inverter) which should have come with the trailer. An internal fuse like this cannot readily be checked, but should only blow if the inverter is hooked up with reverse polarity. If there is a fuse problem, it should be with the one on the positive supply cable near the battery.

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I am not sure how ETI wires inverters or solar, but power may still have been to the inverter if you have solar or were plugged into A/C. Both the solar and/or the A/C battery charge built into the trailer could have kept power on to the inverter.
There should be no connection of DC power to the inverter except through the heavy cables, dedicated to the inverter, which run directly to the battery. Even with the solar system and/or the converter providing power, disconnecting either of the inverter-to-battery cables should completely kill power to the inverter.
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The fuse on our 21 is, as stated, near the positive terminal on the dual 6 volt batteries. It’s inside of an orange holder and is one of the “maxi” blade type fuses. The fuse itself is not visible, you have to access the holder. On our 2012 Hilander, there was also a fuse near the vehicle battery in the same Style holder. On the 2018 we have a pair of Circuit breakers instead.
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I have to look it up every time, but A/C is air conditioning and AC is alternating current. At least that's the way it is supposed to be.
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I have to look it up every time, but A/C is air conditioning and AC is alternating current. At least that's the way it is supposed to be.
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I have to look it up every time, but A/C is air conditioning and AC is alternating current. At least that's the way it is supposed to be.
Then what’s the difference between TV and TV?
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Then what’s the difference between TV and TV?

Would be so much easier, and only one more letter, if we used "tow" instead of TV. But I guess a tow can have A/C but a TV has AC, or maybe DC, and is likely HD.
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Would be so much easier, and only one more letter, if we used "tow" instead of TV. But I guess a tow can have A/C but a TV has AC, or maybe DC, and is likely HD.
My TV has A/C plus an inverter that supplies AC.

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Would be so much easier, and only one more letter, if we used "tow" instead of TV. But I guess a tow can have A/C but a TV has AC, or maybe DC, and is likely HD.
But, tow is different than tow vehicle. How about... Sony TV or Ford TV
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