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Topic: Rpod on board factory charger
Posted By: RpodNut1
Subject: Rpod on board factory charger
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2018 at 10:58am
Where is the charger located on the 2016 Rpod 180? It's not working..checked and replaced both 40 amp fuses and also took the battery out,hooked to shore power and I am not getting an thing at the leads that hook to battery.



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Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 02 Jul 2018 at 4:41pm
The charging circuit is contained within the converter.  Several available troubleshooting procedures available on line.

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Mike Carter
2015 178


Posted By: RpodNut1
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2018 at 2:40pm
If I plug into shore power and disconnect the battery term al post from the battery.. then put a meter on the battery cables I should get voltage at that point correct?


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2018 at 4:34pm
Nope how does shore power get to battery with cables disconnected, it goes thru the convertor.  What you can do is pull the 40A fuses, check if good.  Measure from the common lug (-) to the VCC lug on the DC fuse board, do you see 13.3 to 13.7 Vs?  If so replace the bad fuses, check your 12V stuff, if it works, check your battery.  If the answer is NO, your convertor is bad.

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Mike Carter
2015 178


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2018 at 8:28am
If you are plugged into shore power, and the converter is working, the battery leads will show 13.4v or so, when disconnected from the battery. Make sure, you do not/touch short the cables while they are off the battery and shore power is connected.

If you don't show voltage across there, the converter isn't putting out voltage, either bad, or a fuse or breaker issue.

BUT.. this is kind of the hard way to go about checking. Just plug into shore power with one battery lead disconnected, and turn on the interior lights.. If they work, your converter is working. The pod gets 12v power from the battery or the converter. If you eliminate one, the other has to be working if your 12v stuff works.

Here is a video that shows exactly where the converter is, and walks you through the process of changing it...

https://vimeo.com/15713417

I would not replace with a WFCO replacement if I was paying for it.
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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295 http://www.rpodnation.com/some-of-our-mods-so-far-with-pics_topic2786.html" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2018 at 9:50am
Furpod,
 
Question?  If you pulled the 40A fuses would you isolate the convertor from the battery?  Then check to see if 12V stuff works?


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Mike Carter
2015 178


Posted By: furpod
Date Posted: 09 Jul 2018 at 9:31pm
Originally posted by mcarter mcarter wrote:

Furpod,
 
Question?  If you pulled the 40A fuses would you isolate the convertor from the battery?  Then check to see if 12V stuff works?


If you pull the 40a fuses, you isolate the converter/charger from the system completely. 12v will be available only until the battery(ies) die.


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Mark, Susie, Micah, and The Maggie.
'11 RP177(sold) '17 Lance 2295 http://www.rpodnation.com/some-of-our-mods-so-far-with-pics_topic2786.html" rel="nofollow - FurPodsMods
'17 Ford F250 CCSB


Posted By: mcarter
Date Posted: 10 Jul 2018 at 8:54am
Thanks Furpod, making notes on my WFCO troubleshooting chart.

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Mike Carter
2015 178



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