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Old 07-22-2022, 01:14 PM   #1
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Go Power Display Flashing

While driving during the day we had the refrigerator on DC (we have a solar panel and 2 6-volt batteries). We checked every hour for three hours and it was in the 12-12.5 range. We stopped again to check and all the icons on the panel were flashing. We tried the soft boot of pushing all 4 buttons and holding for 15 seconds. The next step in the manual is to disconnect some wires which leaves us a little hesitant. Is this what we need to do? And did leaving the refrigerator on while driving cause this problem. We've read this forum extensively since getting our trailer last year and have learned a lot but have more learning to go. Thanks for all your help!
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Old 07-22-2022, 01:49 PM   #2
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I would not recommend using the refrigerator on 12v DC with one panel and dual 6 volt batteries.
You have propane and besides it should remain cold for at least 8 hours left unplugged, these are your other options. If you want to use the DC options, then another solar would be helpful to replenish quicker.
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Old 07-22-2022, 01:51 PM   #3
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Thanks, we also decided we wouldn't be running it on DC while traveling again. But what do we do about the flashing Pro Power display?
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Thanks, we also decided we wouldn't be running it on DC while traveling again. But what do we do about the flashing Pro Power display?
12 volts is less than 1/2 charged, maybe your batteries are dead? Do your 12v lights or 12v fans work on battery?
I should add I am not a battery expert, I believe 11.5 v would be a dead battery and 12.2 v is 50% charged.
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I agree with yangstyle: your batteries may be shot, with that level of steady drain. Any place selling batteries should be able to do a check battery check to give you peace of mind.

RE: the GoPower reboot. It's really no big deal. Yes, I was squeamish too but finally bit the bullet & did it when I had erratic readings. [Turned out for me that it was a defective solar panel.] The charge controller simply needed to be set up again, as I recall, but the system sort of walks you through it. That won't work, however, if your batteries are defunct. After you disconnect the appropriate wires, make sure you re-tighten fully. Had the loose connection causing us fits too. Hope that's helpful.
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Old 07-22-2022, 10:26 PM   #6
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We checked the batteries with a multimeter and fortunately they are both good. Since the soft reset didnít work on the GoPower, we decided to check its wiring and found that one wire was very loose. After re-connecting the wire, the system worked again. Grateful for the outcome and the help!
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Old 07-23-2022, 07:16 AM   #7
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Always a relief when an “obvious” problem is located and corrected. And there’s no long term damage. I’ve never towed with the refrigerator on DC. I usually tow with it on propane with varying success depending upon ambient temps, sun, etc. I think mine blows out sometimes, I know the one in the 19 did but it never affected the food in the refrigerator.
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