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Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #1
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Hi all, Been working at getting the Sunline ready for camping. I just replaced the battery with a new grp 29. Also bought a NAXA 19" 12volt TV. I also installed a new Jack antenna head, had to redo the cable and installed a couple 12 power outlets. Problem yesterday was I couldn't get the TV to power up on 12v. I was reading 13v at the power outlet with the coach pluged into shore power.

So I called Bundle City and they told me I didn't have enough power. So I tried pluging into my car's cig lighter and sure enough it powered right up. I put my 10 amp charger on the battery last night and this morning the battery read 14v. Now the TV is working. I have it and a couple lights on just off the battery and I'm going to see how long it will last.

So the question is, do I need a new Converter/Charger. The one in it is the original Magnetek 3230-C which is a 30 amp with the automatic battery charger. If I do need a new one, any reccomendations?

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Before writing the existing converter off, you should check all the wiring connections and make sure they are all still tight. Another thing to check, is that all the fuses are still good.

To check the converter's output, you can take a volt-ohm meter and test the output wires of the converter.

I uploaded the Magnetec/Parallax owner's manual to the files section.. It should be able to help. If not, please let us know.

http://www.sunlineclub.com/forums/do...o=file&id=5542
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Thanks for the reply and info.
An update, Yesterday the TV played all day, off the fully charged battery, with a couple lights on and even running the water pump some. Strange thing happened when I plugged back to shore power. As soon as I flipped on a light switch, the TV went into standby. It would come back on when I hit the power button but go right off again if I turned on another light.

Connections all look good, no fuse issues. The wiring looks really good actually.

I have deduced the converter must be causing a surge or this TV just doesn't like the DC it's putting out. After doing some reading, I have decided to upgrade to a Progessive Dynamics 9200 series with the Charge Wizard. I also ordered a 6 circuit fuse block since the Magneteck had a fuse/distribution block built in. The new digital converters are supposed to be more friendly to electronics. I will post back with the results.
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A new modern converter is probably one of the best upgrades you can do. Any of the old units with a big old transformer were not real efficient.
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