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ryabkb13

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battery hook up troubleshooting
« on: July 10, 2019, 05:37:28 PM »
Hello- We are new owners of a 2014 quicksilver 10 and have used it a few times so far.  I've made sure the battery is charged,  but the lights and fans don't work when attach the battery to the cables.  They work when the trailer is hooked up to a power supply  however.  Any insight would be appreciated.

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Re: battery hook up troubleshooting
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 07:38:12 PM »
Hello- We are new owners of a 2014 quicksilver 10 and have used it a few times so far.  I've made sure the battery is charged,  but the lights and fans don't work when attach the battery to the cables.  They work when the trailer is hooked up to a power supply  however.  Any insight would be appreciated.

If the lights work when connected to 110V power then the converter with its breakers/fuses is working fine. The converter is the DC distribution source for the entire trailer. So it is very likely you have a bad connection between the battery and the converter. Disconnect the battery cable and measure the voltage between black and red with a multimeter with the trailer plugged in to power. You probably will get zero which confirms the bad connection. Make sure you don't touch red to black or red to the chassis or you will get a big spark!!

It is possible that a PO installed a fuse near the battery (a good thing!) so also check for a blown fuse. Also bad connections can be sneaky. I hooked up my battery after sitting in my garage on a trickle charger all winter and nothing would work. Turned out it was a corroded ring teminal connection to the battery terminal. Scraped it down to bare metal and it worked fine.

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Re: battery hook up troubleshooting
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2019, 08:14:32 PM »
My 16TBS has a master battery disconnect switch in the front compartment.
Could there be one in the Quicksilver that is turned off?