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Old 08-14-2019, 02:12 PM   #1
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Electrical problem fixed?

I have another problem. A google search doesn't turn up my previous thread on my electrical problem, so I have to start a new one.
I finally decided to pull up the bed to get at the fuse panel and found that the fuse I recently replaced was blown again. It is the fuse in position #8 and is not indicated, but by deduction, it is the fuse for the 12V outlets. I replaced it and the voltmeter reads 13.33 and both 12V outlets are working.

So, I still don't know what caused the fuse to blow. I'm just going to monitor the situation, but suggestions are still welcome.

Maybe it was just a bad fuse?
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Electric problem

I cheated and just looked at threads created by you.
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I cheated and just looked at threads created by you.

Well, that solves one problem.
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Well, that solves one problem.
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Might have found the culprit.
I plugged my cheap 75 watt inverter into one 12V outlet and plugged in my MacBook Air. The voltmeter in the other 12V outlet turn on red LED and the display began to plummet.
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Might have found the culprit.
I plugged my cheap 75 watt inverter into one 12V outlet and plugged in my MacBook Air. The voltmeter in the other 12V outlet turn on red LED and the display began to plummet.
Over to you.


So you think the plug in inverter went bad?

I went through a couple of aftermarket cigarette adapters made specifically for my Mac with MagSafe connector, and they always fried ultimately. Ended up using the 1500W all-outlet inverter that ETI put in and running off the 110V Apple power brick.

Have a new Mac now that’s powered from a USB-C port, so investigating alternatives again...
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You guys need to leave the computers at home while camping. I try to only take my IPhone when I go camping unless I know I will have wi-fi at my destination.
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Still investigating. Charging iPhone with my buddy's inverter.

I suspect the $9.99 inverter. Or, the cheap fuse.
Anyway, if I left the computer at home, you wouldn't read my sage contributions.
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You guys need to leave the computers at home while camping. I try to only take my IPhone when I go camping unless I know I will have wi-fi at my destination.

Computer isn’t for camping mode. It’s for travel mode. Except on Fridays. Friday’s are Movie Popcorn Night on the laptop, whether at home, camping, or on the road
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........Anyway, if I left the computer at home, you wouldn't read my sage contributions.

Hmmm.
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