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Old 06-08-2016, 12:43 PM   #1
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If this ever happens to you

On Saturday night we camped at the Badlands in South Dakota. Got an early start and by about 1 pm was near the Iowa/ South Dakota border. Stopped for lunch, refrigerator at 34 degrees F. Noticed the monitor about a hour later showed 36F. Figured getting stuff out must have lost some cold. Monitor continued to climb slowly, very windy that day and some rough two lane till we got on US 20. Got home about 9 PM. Temp at 37F and not trending higher. Happened to check the Samlex controller. Had a red light that said DC-DC failure. I was concerned. No other readings would show. Read the book and realized that it was written by an Engineer. Called Samlex on Monday. Bill in Tech Support said to pull the panel and make sure dip switch # 1 was on. How could it move I thought? Opened the cupboard, lots of stuff in there. And dip#1 was off! A stack of red solo cups was having a party without me and had danced around a la Donna's rolling earthquake analogy and shut my panel off. A simple flip and a relieved thank you call to Bill and we're good to go again. All readings normal, refrigerator working good and as Goofy said to Mickey, "I brought her down safe and sound. "5989 miles for trip that will be known as the Redwoods Customer Apprecition Rally. Probably should build me a little dip switch cover. If this ever happens to you, check your dips. Get out there and go camping, the USA and Canada are the two greatest countries I've ever been in. ( only two also)
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:34 PM   #2
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On Saturday night we camped at the Badlands in South Dakota. Got an early start and by about 1 pm was near the Iowa/ South Dakota border. Stopped for lunch, refrigerator at 34 degrees F. Noticed the monitor about a hour later showed 36F. Figured getting stuff out must have lost some cold. Monitor continued to climb slowly, very windy that day and some rough two lane till we got on US 20. Got home about 9 PM. Temp at 37F and not trending higher. Happened to check the Samlex controller. Had a red light that said DC-DC failure. I was concerned. No other readings would show. Read the book and realized that it was written by an Engineer. Called Samlex on Monday. Bill in Tech Support said to pull the panel and make sure dip switch # 1 was on. How could it move I thought? Opened the cupboard, lots of stuff in there. And dip#1 was off! A stack of red solo cups was having a party without me and had danced around a la Donna's rolling earthquake analogy and shut my panel off. A simple flip and a relieved thank you call to Bill and we're good to go again. All readings normal, refrigerator working good and as Goofy said to Mickey, "I brought her down safe and sound. "5989 miles for trip that will be known as the Redwoods Customer Apprecition Rally. Probably should build me a little dip switch cover. If this ever happens to you, check your dips. Get out there and go camping, the USA and Canada are the two greatest countries I've ever been in. ( only two also)
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Hi: Iowa Dave... Our reference's to a "Dip switch" north of the 49th. are a lot different. Alf
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:41 PM   #3
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Read the book and realized that it was written by an Engineer.
if you are referring to the SCC-30AB manual...that is a very detailed manual with lot's of good info for a nerd...probably to much for most consumers beyond the dip switch settings and the display menu. .....always a bit of a tossup in product development engineering when deciding if it's worth spending the time writing a detailed manual like that, when probably most customers will never read or even understand it....
there is probably a few VCR's with the clock setting still flashing..
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Old 06-08-2016, 03:12 PM   #4
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Yup that's the model and the manual. I'm sure it's a good one, I'll keep it around for when my son comes by if I can't get a human on the phone as he can interpret EE speak pretty well.
A microwave will work without the clock being set too. The other day I needed to reset imine and did not know the date, I lied to my microwave and said the date was 11/11/11. Felt like I got away with something. It's sad, but it's a retirement thrill for a geezer.
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So your issue was not caused by your skinny dipping?
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Dave, glad it was a quick fix. Donna's earthquake analogy, I know all about it, our fridge has unplugged itself I think three times now in the two years we've had the trailer. They couldn't have put the outlet in a tougher place to reach, just glad I have a skinny arm

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Old 06-08-2016, 05:24 PM   #7
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Are you saying the wings this big boy got knocking out red hot grey iron castings in a 135 F foundry with a 10 lb hammer won't fit in there? I'll have to get a puny high school athlete to take along as a riding mechanic. Looking forward to Manitoba, where men are men and sheep, well never mind.
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