converter always running

Discussion in 'Beginning RVing' started by lasoyatang, May 10, 2009.

  1. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Hi
    I have a question on my tt. It's a 2001 sportsmen with two batteries and two 15lb tanks . My question is my converter is always running. I can hear it humming all the time, is that normal? It doesn't get hot, just warm. One battery is one year old the other battery is seven years old. I disconnected the seven year old battery to see if the humming went away but it didn't. Thank you. Happy mother's day!!!!!!!
     
  2. rvingal

    rvingal New Member

    RE: converter always running

    Greetings Lasoyatang,

    Yes it is normal for the converter to have a humming sound. This is nothing to worry about. Hope this helps.
     
  3. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    RE: converter always running

    thanks you for your reply , that makes me feel better .
     
  4. miket

    miket New Member

    RE: converter always running

    Newer solid state converters don't hum and do a better job of maintaining batteries.
     
  5. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    RE: converter always running

    thanks for replying i was going to buy a new battery thinking battery was not charging and thats why it would not stop humming
     
  6. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: converter always running

    Have your batteries checked. I suspect one is shorted. Also, my Interstate salesman tells me that batteries should be matched. Not a new one with an older one as you have it. When you have 2 batteries, just like a chain, your power is as strong as your weakest battery.
     
  7. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Re: converter always running

    Hi Kenneth
    I tought that would be the case. Is there any way to get reid of one battey I never do any dry camping I do'nt think i will ever need it. and it would save on same wieght . I plan on buying one this weekend if i'm not able to thanks for your help .
     
  8. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: converter always running

    Most trailers use only one battery. Just take the second one out.
     
  9. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Re: converter always running

    What do i do with the wires ? do i just let them sit there ? will the convertor try to charge a battery that is not there and burn out ? thanks for all the help
     
  10. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: converter always running

    Your trailer just has 2 orginial wires. The 2 extra wires that wired in the second battery can be taken off. No, the converter does not know how many batteries you have.
     
  11. lasoyatang

    lasoyatang New Member

    Re: converter always running

    Thank you Kenneth That infomation is helpful
     

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