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I did have a larger 30amp relay fitted and supplied by Ryden towoing No difference. We need to know this in order to try to help you. You can save money on everything from cars, bikes, caravan accessories and sat navs to days out, outdoor wear and the M6 toll. If this is the case with your van, you may just need to live with it - or experiment with winter covers (the semi-solid covers that fit over the vents) to have a peek here

We bought a brand new Varta battery just incase it was that but no change? What is happenning is that when the car supplies the fridge, the fridge operats for a second or so. It is too late to try this one tonight, perhaps I will have a go at this one tomorrow evening. Back to top #20 mixter_v mixter_v Over 10 posts Approved Member 24 posts Posted 08 June 2007 - 01:54 pm Wow - a few constructive replies here - thanks guys (&

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Skip to content Search Advanced search Quick links Unanswered topics Active topics Search The team FAQ Login Register Board index TECHNICAL DISCUSSION TECHNICAL Forum - Caravans, Motorhomes, Vehicles and Towing. All I want to know, which I think you have explained, that the fridge will work directly from my 13 pin car plug-in, even if I don't switch the 12 volt I am aware of the need for the Combi box to switch the power feeds to the fridge and battery only when the engine is running to prevent car battery discharge. Caravan Electrics Not Working My fridge has two switches a green for mains and a red for 12 volt, there is no control panel.

Top richiecee2 Posts: 102 Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:56 pm Tow Vehicle: Landcruiser diesel Caravan/Motorhome Type: 21' tandem caravan, simplicity suspn First Name: Location: Perth, North metro, West Aust Re: Caravan Electrics Wiring Diagram You can even get money off your weekly shop at Sainsbury's!   We're adding new offers all the time, so take a look at what we have waiting for you this Back to top #18 Paulines7 Paulines7 Over 500 posts Approved Member 617 posts Gender:Female Location:Salisbury Interests:Caravanning, wildlife, gardening, football on TV. http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/chatter/display_topic_threads.asp?ForumID=8&TopicID=291563 You need to check that you are getting a permanent 12v between pin 9 and 13 (pin 9 is +ve) even when the the ignition is off.

Solar is great during the day if you have enough solar power to keep up with demand, however at night they are useless. Caravan Road Lights Not Working Do i need to check anything else? The fridge can only draw power when the ignition is on. Fridge Not Functioning When Towing Started by mixter_v , Jun 04 2007 09:17 pm Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next Please log in to reply 25 replies to this topic

Caravan Electrics Wiring Diagram

Page:12 Board Categories Categories - New members - say hello - General - Technical - UK parks & touring - Overseas parks & touring - Tow cars - Pets - Baking https://caravanchronicles.com/guides/caravan-fridge-circuit-tracing-a-fault/ You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. Caravan Electrics Explained In fact my towbar fitter said I had less than 13.5 v with lights and climate control running, but he blamed this power loss on the fact that my Passat has Caravan 12 Volt Electrics Wiring Diagram While I would expect a nominal voltage drop due to the current being drawn, I would not expect such a drop.

You need to find it & check for voltage to & from it Write your comments here...The relay VSR only feeds the fridge, the caravan battery feed is from the permanent navigate here The wiring in the car is with one of the Ryder TF1170-3 Super Smart Combi units, which I believe senses when the engine is running and switched the power to the I would suggest measuring the ampere between the car and the caravan. I realise that you have to select the power source on the fridge panel, but are you saying that in addition, the 12v circuitry in your caravan has to be ON Caravan Battery Charging While Towing

Back to top #2 Artleknock Artleknock Over 1000 posts Approved Member 1,317 posts Gender:Male Location:Peterborough Posted 26 August 2009 - 10:53 am I don't know if this is a silly question, Any information would be really appreciated as we are planning another trip soon and its nice to have the main essentials chilling ie. If the tests I make tonight proves the voltage drop is due to inadeqaute 12s wiring within the car, it will help me explain to the installer what he needs to Check This Out Autumn has arrived so get out and enjoy the beautiful new season with the Club.   We have lots of sites that are a perfect base for long walks amongst the

If youthink about it, the current it draws is around 10amps which those small switches wouldnl't be able to handle.Hope this doesn't confuse you even more!!CheersPaulNo that confirms how I thought Caravan Interior Lights Not Working It all seems to act automaticly but I am still not sure about that switch for 12 volt. Post liked!

Frankly I want all the electrics off when towing.

We've had it all tested and all is OK it's just that it keeps things from going stale but not cold. the obvious is that when you are towing you placed the switch to the car side, and vise versa. The green light comes on when I connect to mains and switch it to mains, but I have never seen the switch which is red for 12v go red when I 13 Pin Caravan Wiring Diagram nautilus First Name: Re: Dometic 3 way Fridge 12v not working Quote Postby wholland » Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:33 am We seem to have the same problem with our fridge.

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Book an autumn break Overseas Holidays Search and book Sites Ferries European tours Worldwide tours Overseas holiday insurance Camping Cheque Be inspired Summer holidays Winter Escapes Brochures It now means I will have to see if my red bulb has gone on the fridge. When connected, the voltage reading at the back of the fridge was 10.5v with the engine running. http://haiteq.com/not-working/caravan-electrics-not-working.php This presumably means the cabling within the car offers a negligible level of resistance Test the caravans wiring To test the caravans voltage drop, I used the same lead connected direct

But for a short time this was not a problem. It had been fitted by the Mercedes specialist not my usual Tow bar specialist (Britannia). I didn't realise the large drawing amps by the fridge and will need to check why the fridge isn't reading/working on 12v. A car starting battery won't power a fridge for very long at all (a few hours and you'll be pushing the car)Likewise there is a "habitation" relay in the caravan that

TF Post liked! not connected Back to top #5 Guest_rob_jax_* Guest_rob_jax_* Guest Posted 05 June 2007 - 07:23 am Hi Pete, Quite a few issues here. The test is..are the frozen foods frozed and is the beer in the fridge cool! Snowy Post liked!