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Old 05-01-2018, 12:25 PM   #1
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Having an issue with the charging system. I have read through the forum and I see references to a circuit breaker in the battery box.

I have searched all over and cannot find any. I know about the CBs in the little door next to the fridge, but if there are others, would someone please steer me in that direction?

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The circuit breakers in the battery box up front look like a little tin box with two terminal posts with one of the wires connecting to the battery. There is usually one for the lift system and one that goes to the converter. Some have to be manually reset by pushing a button on them, some are automatic reset.
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If you could be more specific about your charging problem perhaps we could help you more.
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Here is a pic of my battery bucket. Is that the CB in the lower left? I only see the one.

Since I wasn’t totally familiar with the “black is positive” and “white is negative” wiring mixed with the traditional black and red, I briefly shorted the white converter wire with a black.

My converter is ok, no fuses on it blown. But I got curious when reading about the “ circuit breakers in the battery box” and I went looking, but did not see what looked like a breaker to me.

If that item in the picture is a CB, it is the only one and very rusty, so where do I get replacements?

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Yes, that's a circuit breaker. You can usually get them at auto parts stores or Tractor Supply. 30 Amp is what you want.
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So, where does the second one go?
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So, where does the second one go?
There is usually one between the battery and the lift system and one between the converter/charger and the battery. Most times they are both in the battery compartment like the one you found. You may have to trace the wires from the battery positive post to find the other one. Hi-Lo changed things now and then.
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Thank you!
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Mrtoner - I took a picture and labeled the wires to my two circuit breakers in post #23 of this thread: Charging plus why two breakers? It may help you if you decide to add a circuit breaker or want to verify the wiring in yours.

Both CBs are 30 Amp in my trailer.

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This is great!

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