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Convertor will not charge the batteries and I can not find a reset or fuse for the convertor. There is a breaker for it but that is not the problem

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If there is not a thermal overload reset on the convertor then it is an automatic reset built into the unit. When the convertor overloads and kicks off, it usually means that either something on the circuit has shorted out causing it to trip or you overloaded the convertor drawing too much power. Either way, if the convertor hasn't reset itself after a cool down period then more than likely, you convertor went bad and will need to be replaced.

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First, I'm assuming you have checked the battery and it is good. Check all the fuses/breakers between the converter and the battery. If your system has a battery isolator, make sure it is set to use and not store. Check your Deep Cycle battery ground, this is often overlooked! So be sure to check battery voltage at the positive terminal then the chassis, and then at the terminals. If it isn't the same you have a bad ground.
With the converter on, and battery hooked up check your voltage at the battery. If you don't have a charge wizard it should be at 14.4V. One note, many converters will not show a voltage if they are not hooked up to a battery, or if the battery has a dead short internally. So if you are unhooking the battery and plugging in the converter to see if you have voltage that may not work. If all else fails, get 2 pieces of wire and hook your converter directly to the battery.If you still have no voltage, and you know for a fact yoyr battery is good, then your converter is shot.

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