Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Electrical

Electrical Discussion of preventative/corrective maintenance and other technical issues regarding your coach's electrical system.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Bikeboy57 Bikeboy57 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Inverness
Posts: 30
Default

Chris,

Those relays are notorious for giving it up. Newell changes them as part of their yearly maintenance if you have it done at the mothership. Most savvy owners I know carry one or two spares.

In a pinch simply wire around it to get 12V power to the house side.
__________________
Bikeboy57
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
Inverness, Florida when we're home
99 Newell with DD Series 60
Subaru Outback toad
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
ChrisRasman ChrisRasman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 664
Default

Thanks I know now. Soon as the grandson heads home it’s back to the LiPo project.
__________________
Christopher Rasmussen
USN Ret
Fort Myers, FLORIDA
2003 Wanderlodge 40LX
Body# F133835
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
ChrisRasman ChrisRasman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 664
Default

Question for the hive mind. On both of the solenoids I have a thin jumper from the small contact on the back that runs to the front one. It’s covered in heavy heat shrink. The remains of the labels has RE and I think it’s a diode in there. I pulled one end and metered it. Open both ways and no resistance. I peeled the heat shrink and I see what looks like a diode with 10042 on it and no white line. No matter what it is (and I’m with diode) it’s open. I need to replace them both. Anyone know for sure? I can order (and boy I still miss Radio Shack) a diode and make a new one. Still don’t know how it runs. Front to back it back to front ?? Thanks
__________________
Christopher Rasmussen
USN Ret
Fort Myers, FLORIDA
2003 Wanderlodge 40LX
Body# F133835
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
DW SD DW SD is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Encinitas
Posts: 1,577
Default

Hi Chris,
I prefer to off-grid camp. So eliminating parasitic draws was a goal with the PT and M380.
I ended up using the continuous duty solenoids as isolation studs to tie in and out together.
I didn't need to waste 1 amp / hour around the clock to be able to kill a bunch of DC circuits.

I'd ask: Do you need the functionality of those relays? Or will the switch always be "on". If so, why not just eliminate them?

Cheers,

Doug
__________________
Doug W.
Encinitas CA
2004 M380
Ex-PT36
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Dieselbird01's Avatar
Dieselbird01 Dieselbird01 is offline
John Wyatt – Administrator/Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Titusville
Posts: 3,954
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChrisRasman View Post
Question for the hive mind. On both of the solenoids I have a thin jumper from the small contact on the back that runs to the front one. It’s covered in heavy heat shrink. The remains of the labels has RE and I think it’s a diode in there. I pulled one end and metered it. Open both ways and no resistance. I peeled the heat shrink and I see what looks like a diode with 10042 on it and no white line. No matter what it is (and I’m with diode) it’s open. I need to replace them both. Anyone know for sure? I can order (and boy I still miss Radio Shack) a diode and make a new one. Still don’t know how it runs. Front to back it back to front ?? Thanks
The attached (partial) snapshot of drawing 0020973 (Diagram. WRG. Power Distribution. Input) (approved 2-2-00), shows the diodes and their polarity and most likely applies to your 03 LX.

Just a guess (since it's not listed on the drawing) but I suspect the diodes are probably rated at, at least 6 Amps and 1000 volts reverse.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	LX Diodes.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	73.8 KB
ID:	65728  
__________________
John Wyatt
Titusville, Florida
1991 40' WLWB-WTB
Body Number F095567
My Location: http://www.bbirdmaps.com/user1.cfm?user=4

1991 40' WB ...From 2008 - Present
1984 ½ PT-36 .From 2000 - 2008
1973 FC-31 .....From 1991 - 2001
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
ChrisRasman ChrisRasman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 664
Default

Thanks. I appreciate it.
__________________
Christopher Rasmussen
USN Ret
Fort Myers, FLORIDA
2003 Wanderlodge 40LX
Body# F133835
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 1 Week Ago
chocolatebird chocolatebird is offline
Eric
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Hershey
Posts: 74
Default

I had a similar problem on my 2001 Lxi and I found car starter relay installed in that spot. I got a 12vdc 500 amp relay to swap it out so we are less likely to have that issues ever again. Here is the link to the relay. They are rated for 100 amps so its 4X less likely to fail. Modern math

https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...BoCAR0QAvD_BwE
__________________
Eric Spangler
Hershey, Pa
2001 LXI 43'
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 1 Week Ago
ChrisRasman ChrisRasman is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Fort Myers
Posts: 664
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by chocolatebird View Post
I had a similar problem on my 2001 Lxi and I found car starter relay installed in that spot. I got a 12vdc 500 amp relay to swap it out so we are less likely to have that issues ever again. Here is the link to the relay. They are rated for 100 amps so its 4X less likely to fail. Modern math

https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...BoCAR0QAvD_BwE
Thanks , I be ordering a pair for sure. The original one was hot as a pistol and got me worried. I just bought a new pair and am putting them on with new diodes to see if I can get the system to behave. That works it’s back to the batteries and the new inverter. I’ll get these and if the one still cooks I’ll be using them.
__________________
Christopher Rasmussen
USN Ret
Fort Myers, FLORIDA
2003 Wanderlodge 40LX
Body# F133835
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lost Porterhouse Electrical 234 10-10-2019 09:03 AM
lost skills gcyeaw Under The Awning 7 08-04-2019 02:55 PM
Lost 12 volts GregBryantSr Electrical 19 07-05-2017 12:30 PM
Lost it all Bluebird Bob GOT CLEAN JOKES...add them here!! (MODERATED) 0 03-05-2017 01:38 AM
Lost one leg of AC Butch Charpentier Electrical 10 07-30-2011 07:16 AM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.