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Posted: 01/07/19 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,
I have a message on my fridge that says DC power low. Can someone give me a clue as to its meaning, and what do I need to do to address the issue.

Your help is appreciated.

Rick


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Sounds like your battery is low. If you are plugged in to 110v then your converter is not charging battery. Refrig. needs 12v for control board no matter how it's running.


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Get out your voltmeter and measure your 12vdc voltage.. anywhere.

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Yesterday, my battery was showing 13.3 volts, today it is down to 12.02 volts. It looks like my power supply unit stopped charging the battery. I will double check my connections. I may charge my battery also.

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It could be failing battery. Converter could be putting proper voltage out but battery shorted.
I would take battery out or at least disconnect it, then charge it up. Wait overnight for battery to stabilize. If it goes flat, replace the battery.


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I don't understand comments about it being a low battery. My battery went dead because I forgot to turn the breaker on after connecting to shore 3 months ago. I will be getting a new battery today. The 50 amp power has been on for 2 weeks and everything functions without a battery which I removed 3 days ago.. Fridge was turned on Sunday and has been on normal temps since then.


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Charlie D. wrote:

I don't understand comments about it being a low battery.
If he's not on shore power it is.

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2oldman wrote:

Charlie D. wrote:

I don't understand comments about it being a low battery.
If he's not on shore power it is.

Referencing Bob213's comment about no matter how the frig is being powered.


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If I disconnect my battery, the fridge does not work on both electric and/or gas.

I charged the battery 2 days ago. It was reading 13 volts. Since then, the battery is going down daily. How do I determine if my power supply is charging the battery?

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RDalr wrote:

How do I determine if my power supply is charging the battery?
Voltmeter

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