1986 CONVERTER Bat out 9 volts.? LifeSpan ?
GANG,: Two weeks ago we went on a road trip for a 1986 SunLine 18 ft.. As of today I see only NINE Volts coming out of the B&W, Kokomo, Ind Converter 3230-UL Red Bat ckt for the
battery charging lug.? .Do these units have a lifespan,? can be rebuilt like a
outboard starter motor.?
. 2) The other four BLACK fuse ckts ,inside the diagram door are reading 14.2 volts. . I went out & cleaned & new GROUND Bolt on the frame.. The sellers mounted , Advanced Auto , group 27, battery is charging & holding overnight 12 Plus volts off of the Sears portable battery charger.. I am Happy Camper about that find.. Initially the water level was very low & thought I read THREE volts on my meter the 1st day.. We plugged the RV into Shore 110 v power & all the interior lights were very bright. . When Un-Plugged from house all lights went out.. Assumed my E-3 round date code sticker meant May 2003 for a 10 year old battery, I put that on my shopping list... As both 20 # LP gas cyls were also empty, it fit the condition of lazy owners . It had brand new tires soooo maybe someone used over the summer & my Advance Auto Deep marine battery is actually 2013 May purchase.
Again the converter seems to be HARD Wired into the ckt breaker box & if I drop the 15 amp lever , all the 110 volt wall outlets will go to zero also. Can unit be repaired,? or am I way pasted life span of these. / Are newer ones any better features. THANKS for discussion... I read thru the two forum threads below about battery / converter inter action,, but this 9 Volts ??