Cables overheating for my inverter

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by toddhenry, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. toddhenry

    toddhenry New Member

    Hi,


    Can someone help me figure out why my cables from my battery to my inverter are always very hot, and it seems like they are slowly melting.

    Thank you
     
  2. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Cables overheating for my inverter

    Are your battreies in good shape and full of water?
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Cables overheating for my inverter

    what kinda load are u putting on inverter ,, or do u mean converter ,, there is a big diff :) :) :approve: :approve:
     
  4. akjimny

    akjimny Senior Member

    Re: Cables overheating for my inverter

    Hi Todd and welcome to the RVUSA Forum. As Rod said, are we talking about an Inverter or Converter.

    Inverters change DC voltage into AC voltage and have a pretty large amp draw on the batteries. If the cable is not heavy enough gauge, it will get hot and melt and possibly cause a fire.

    Converters change AC voltage into DC voltage to charge your batteries. If it is going bad and putting out too much voltage, it can cause the wiring to overheat, melt, etc.

    Post back and give us some more clues and we will help if we can. :) :)
     

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