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Old 10-02-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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If wired correctly, when the battery switch is turned off and the shore power is unplugged, no power¬*should be on.
¬*If the battery switch was not wired properly or was not functional all 12 volt items would still operate including the lights in the coach when the battery switch was turned off.
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¬*I understand the safety issues, however if the power battery power remains there is a battery wiring or battery¬*switch issue.
I am thinking the same thing. I'm not saying that it's not possible to still have power but in my case, I have had my 31sl sitting for several months at a time without being plugged in and have not run the battery down yet. I do agree however, to always be on the safe side. It will be several days before I can check out my panel. I will get back with what I find.
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Old 10-02-2013, 06:54 PM   #12
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Even if all the A/C and D/C are turned off, there are still capacitors that can produce quite a wallup. Use a volt meter before touching any components on the panel.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #13
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The capacitors have resisters on them to drain the power quickly once they are de-energizedto meet UL requirments.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #14
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Some do, some don't. I wouldn't bet on it. Redwoods aren't UL Listed.
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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Don't trust the master switch. My Montana had a master switch for the batteries that shut everything off...except what it didn't shut off, like the landing gear and slide pump.

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Old 10-02-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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I've got an idea, how bout I disconnect the battery first?
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Old 10-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #17
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There you go. Thats what I had to do on my Montana. However, this redwood has a true disconnect.
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #18
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I checked both Coleman Airxcel A/C units on my 2013 RW 31SL and they both have bleed off resisters on starting capacitor for the compressor.







Having been in the electrical and heating and air conditioning business for over 30 years, I have not seen a capacitor in anything made in the last 20 years that does not have a bleed off resister.



That being said, being on the side of caution does not hurt.
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