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Old 01-04-2011, 04:56 PM   #1
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Need help operating TV and VCR

New to us today, 2005 Adventurer. We had the aux. battery on, the generator running, but no power to either TV or VCR. What are we missing here? I had the inverter switched on just in case too.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:14 PM   #2
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Power should be there, did you check your circuit breakers?
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:33 PM   #3
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Power should be there, did you check your circuit breakers?
That might be an idea. Which ones? Where are they located? Near the exit door?
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Don't know about your setup, with the gen running do you have 110 power at any outlet in the MH? I have one power cord that I EITHER plug into a 30 amp outside receptical or into a socket fed from the generator. Just because the gen is running does not mean it is supplying power to the MH.
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Old 01-04-2011, 05:50 PM   #5
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Don't know about your setup, with the gen running do you have 110 power at any outlet in the MH? I have one power cord that I EITHER plug into a 30 amp outside receptical or into a socket fed from the generator. Just because the gen is running does not mean it is supplying power to the MH.

Another good idea. How about the hair dryer? It worked.
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #6
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If the gen was running and the hair dryer was working then you have things connected properly. So now if there is no power at the outlet the TV/VCR is plugged into as Dadeaux indicated check the circuit breakers and sorry, no idea where they are in your unit. And I assume that the same situation occurs if you are plugged into external power. Yes?
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Old 01-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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Check the switch on the ground fault outlet next to the inverter. Mine kicks out from time to time for no apparent reason and shuts the TV down.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #8
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Thanks folks, got lots of advice in chat tonight too. I tried the micro and hair dryer and they work. I checked the GFI and reset them, checked the breakers and nothing helps. On gen. power, the Intelligent box panel was not lit up at all. Should it be? The gen. light was on green. Still no power to either TV.
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:25 PM   #9
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Do you have the ignition turned on? Some models won't let you operate the TV with the ignition on.
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Do you have the ignition turned on? Some models won't let you operate the TV with the ignition on.
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That was going to be my question; that or the relay that kills the power to the TV when the key is on is bad.
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No ignition was on. Don't know how we would know that issue.
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No ignition was on. Don't know how we would know that issue.
Did you say ignition was off or on as Brian & IJ said TV or VCR will not work if IGNITION SWITCH is on because of relay that cuts off TV when your driving.
Some inverters have a GFI thats on it that trips at times that has to be reset.
The same outlet feeds both TV & VCR off inverter.
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Did you say ignition was off or on as Brian & IJ said TV or VCR will not work if IGNITION SWITCH is on because of relay that cuts off TV when your driving.
Some inverters have a GFI thats on it that trips at times that has to be reset.
The same outlet feeds both TV & VCR off inverter.

No key in the ignition. That's correct. I tried resetting that GFI, no luck.
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There's a green indicator light "ext power" on the inverter that should come on when it sees 120v power (generator or shorepower). Is it on? (Assuming you have the stock Dimensions inverter).

Here's a document that may help

Also worth noting is that Winnebago hardwired the output of the inverter to the outlets for both TVs and a plug for a VCR/DVD. They also did NOT use the ignition interupt connection.
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There's a green indicator light "ext power" on the inverter that should come on when it sees 120v power (generator or shorepower). Is it on? (Assuming you have the stock Dimensions inverter).

Here's a document that may help

Also worth noting is that Winnebago hardwired the output of the inverter to the outlets for both TVs and a plug for a VCR/DVD. They also did NOT use the ignition interupt connection.

Wait, I was told to make sure the inverter was off. This light is on the hallway big information panel? I tried to open the hypertext but couldn't but I am on a work computer.

I don't understand what the hardwired comment means to me.
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Sorry, I did get to open the nice document you sent! Thank you.
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The Winnebago installed inverter would be in the cabinet over the passenger side of the dash. Is it not there? The green light I'm talking about is right on it's face, near the switch.

The TVs are both powered through the inverter whether it's on or off. If 120 is present (the green light in on) the inverter is off, but power to the TVs still comes through it. Hopefully the diagrams in that pdf will explain it.

"Hardwired" means that there's no plugs plugged into the inverter. The motorhome wiring is hooked directly to the inverter. You'll see the AC output in the diagrams, that's were Winnebago hooked the TVs to.
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The Winnebago installed inverter would be in the cabinet over the passenger side of the dash. Is it not there? The green light I'm talking about is right on it's face, near the switch.

The TVs are both powered through the inverter whether it's on or off. If 120 is present (the green light in on) the inverter is off, but power to the TVs still comes through it. Hopefully the diagrams in that pdf will explain it.

"Hardwired" means that there's no plugs plugged into the inverter. The motorhome wiring is hooked directly to the inverter. You'll see the AC output in the diagrams, that's were Winnebago hooked the TVs to.

Yes, I can make the light come on in the inverter but I have since turned it off due to some suggestions made to me.
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If the "Ext Power" light (the left of three) is on, there's 120v getting to the inverter. It can only be a couple things now.

The GFI - you said that's OK

The 5 amp outlet circuit breaker (upper left face of inverter)

The TVs are bad. Doubt it.

Some other strange wiring issue between the inverter and TVs.


The bedroom TV plugs into an outlet in the cabinet next to it. You could try two things there. One, plug in something else and see if it works. Or, plug the TV into an extension cord that's plugged into a known good outlet.
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If the "Ext Power" light (the left of three) is on, there's 120v getting to the inverter. It can only be a couple things now.

The GFI - you said that's OK

The 5 amp outlet circuit breaker (upper left face of inverter)

The TVs are bad. Doubt it.

Some other strange wiring issue between the inverter and TVs.


The bedroom TV plugs into an outlet in the cabinet next to it. You could try two things there. One, plug in something else and see if it works. Or, plug the TV into an extension cord that's plugged into a known good outlet.

OK I like that idea. We have an outlet tester too.
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