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Old 08-03-2019, 08:50 AM   #29
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On the question of what tripped the "reset button", I would assume the button to be a breaker of a different design than we see in breaker boxes but I would think it should operate the same. Breakers trip or fuses blow because more current is flowing than the wiring can handle safely. But we know that breakers do get weak and do trip too easily as they age and I would assume that "reset buttons" might do the same.
Using the battery cutoff switch is designed to keep the batteries from being drained while the RV is stored and should never cause a major peak in current flow to trip a breaker. Certainly one hidden away, out of sight, in a box should not be tripping on normal use of the RV. Putting it there in the first place is pretty suspect!
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Do you have an inverter, that you aren't turning on while you're unplugged? None of our house plugs work if our inverter isn't on when we are on engine power or unplugged.
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:45 PM   #31
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Do you have an inverter, that you aren't turning on while you're unplugged? None of our house plugs work if our inverter isn't on when we are on engine power or unplugged.
It might be noted that the OP has found a reset button hidden in an electrical box. First problem /solution found but we might question WHY it was tripped.
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Old 08-04-2019, 08:25 PM   #32
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To the OP, you asked about using battery power for uses that included water heating. Don't do that. High-draw appliances like water heaters, stoves, microwaves, hotplates, will wear your battery down really, really, fast.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:42 PM   #33
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Do you have an inverter, that you aren't turning on while you're unplugged? None of our house plugs work if our inverter isn't on when we are on engine power or unplugged.
I found a reset switch for the battery power under the camper, in a junction box on the A-frame. Does the micro mini come with an inverter? I know it has the converter. But wouldn’t the inverter make DC power into AC power and make the electrical sockets work when not plugged in to shore power? I’m new at this, but it the standard converter that comes with the micro mini also an inverter?
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I found a reset switch for the battery power under the camper, in a junction box on the A-frame. Does the micro mini come with an inverter? I know it has the converter. But wouldn’t the inverter make DC power into AC power and make the electrical sockets work when not plugged in to shore power? I’m new at this, but it the standard converter that comes with the micro mini also an inverter?
Yes, you are correct in that the two items are somewhat the opposite as one goes AC-DC while the other uses battery DC to make AC and it is quite common to have AC to DC as that powers lights, pump and all kinds of basic things while the DC to AC is a pretty "awkward" way to get AC, if we have a place to plug and it does drain batteries really fast, partly due to the loss involved doing this change. I suspect the inverter is only as an option on many trailers. That takes knowing the specific unit to really know.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:42 AM   #35
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Hello....while looking into documentation on our 2106ds power panel, I found a section on how to check if your battery charger is working. That is the module which takes up half of the panel. With the battery disconnected and on shore power, read voltage on the battery cables...it should be around 13.6VDC assuming your rig is similar setup. Here is the URL

https://www.google.com/search?q=wf-8...tZcd08f232fwM:

Hope this helps. Good luck.
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:09 PM   #36
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'18 2106ds Fuse?

Likewise here, on '18 2106ds, no electrical problems at present, but in an effort to find as much info regards this unit, I opened the electrical box [under the frame, towards the front left side]...no circuit breaker or reset switch. But perhaps you may also have a 20amp hardwired fuse [?] shown below. Could be blown? Thus far, I cannot find exactly what this fuse is for.
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