Decided to show off how I could plug my Droid into my flat screen to a friend who dropped by—he usually drops by to visit the dogs. At the same time I was charging the RV to test the refrig and had the power cord plugged into the house. Flicked off the bungee cord and swung the TV around pleased with how well it moves, pressed the power button and Walla, Nothing! No signal. Unplugged the AC, signal came back. Once I took an entire 3 years of electronics, I excelled but then found I could not get a job—that was the beginning of the dot.com crisis in the Bay Area. You’d think I’d remember a few things from those days, but no, my memory is full of holes. But  found this: in order for the RV to run the 12V appliances it must step down the 110V with a converter and transformer….it’s complicated. My little LT is not doing that right. It vacillates and overcharges; the DC Voltage is also screwed up… it should be 12V or 12.5V but where it comes out at the plugs it’s only 11V and strangely the front DC plugs retain a charge of 10V after the power is turned off. Something is wrong! It showed up on the TV since the TV is very sensitive – who knows what damage is being done (or has been done) to the other electrical components… maybe why I’ve had to replace so many.

 

RV Converter Box

The Electrical Center well hidden and non-removable under the bed

Frans has his head stuck in the back corner of the beast trying to get the converter out. He can probably fix it but it doesn’t want to come out….it’s apparent that it was built with the philosophy of once in, forever in. It was depressing watching and worrying about scratches and how my sick electrical system will be restored. He’s going to try a fix by rewiring without removing the box as it appears to do so involves removing the entire back seat-couch/bed. More later, as things progress.

RV Electrical Box

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