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Old 10-02-2016, 10:05 PM   #41
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Yes. The 30amp breaker will not stay in the "on" position.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:10 PM   #42
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Yes. The 30amp breaker will not stay in the "on" position.
Sounds like it's tripped. Have you tried throwing it all the way off, then back on?

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That worked!!! I did not throw it all the way back. Thanks. However, why is the converter fan continuously running (more than 4 hours). Inside temp is 70F and outside temp is 67F. Any suggestions?
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:26 PM   #44
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That worked!!! I did not throw it all the way back. Thanks. However, why is the converter fan continuously running (more than 4 hours). Inside temp is 70F and outside temp is 67F. Any suggestions?
Turn it off. Sounds like you're trying to run off the battery (converter) and shore power.
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How do I turn it off?
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Turn it off. Sounds like you're trying to run off the battery (converter) and shore power.
If you're connected to shore power, you need the converter. It converts shore power to 12V DC power. Because of the way it's wired, it's not possible to run off 12V battery power and 120V AC power simultaneously.

The converter doesn't get shut off by an internal switch, whether you're connected to shore power or not. It's just that when you are boondocking, the converter doesn't have anything to convert.
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Old 10-02-2016, 10:37 PM   #47
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Wait... you said converter. Did you get an inverter and is that what fan is running?


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Wait... you said converter. Did you get an inverter and is that what fan is running?


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Yeah, I thought you might be mixing converter and inverter Donna. If the inverter fan is running for 4 hours, then yeah, just turn it off, unless you have a need for an AC outlet. And if you're connected to shore power, you don't need the inverter even for that.
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That worked!!! I did not throw it all the way back. Thanks. However, why is the converter fan continuously running (more than 4 hours).
He said converter.
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If we're really talking the converter...

Can't say if the WFCO's are the same, but an Elixer converter I had the fan would go on due to either ambient temps being high, or enough load to heat up the components. When the fan would not stop, I had to replace the Elixer, with a WFCO!

Suppose you could try disconnecting loads via the breakers or fuses and see if you can narrow it down that way.

The WFCO's fan in the Escape seems to only run when there is a big draw on it, like when the batteries are down enough to require lots of amps. And even then the fans don't run for long, but I've not timed it.
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He said converter.
I realize that. But unless he's opened the bench up, the inverter is right next to the converter and it would be difficult to hear which fans are running. But, the inverter needs to be turned on for that to happen.
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The converter fan now stopped running after I vacuum the vents to the fan and opened the bench cover to cool the converter and turned the battery disconnect to off position for couple of minutes. I double checked it the fan noise was coming from the converter fan. My inverter was never turned on. The inverter remote control is in off mole. I appreciated everyone's help. It was an uncomfort feeling of losing 120v power. Thank you all.
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The converter fan now stopped running after I vacuum the vents to the fan and opened the bench cover to cool the converter and turned the battery disconnect to off position for couple of minutes. I double checked it the fan noise was coming from the converter fan. My inverter was never turned on. The inverter remote control is in off mole. I appreciated everyone's help. It was an uncomfort feeling of losing 120v power. Thank you all.
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Glad it got straightened out.

For anyone else who faces a tripped breaker for the first time, just remember to throw it all the way off, or it will stay tripped and won't lock in the on position.

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