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  1. Total Loss of Battery Power

    We have a 2019 Oli Elite solar and Norcold fridge (the one with the touch panel controls) and 2 6V AGMs.    A week or so ago while getting ready for the season,  the fridge was accidentally turned to DC and drained the batteries  I hooked to shore power and charged things back up.  Everything worked in both AC and DC modes.   While doing a 1 night boondock 2 days ago, I put the fridge on level 2 and we travelled about 2 hours.   We arrived to see the Zamp controller flashing and battery status low and the condition low.   Nothing in the trailer would work on DC.  We drove home,  hooked to shore power, and battery indicators showed everything was full.   All systems worked while hooked up.  This morning I disconnected the shore power and all indicators again said full.  I turned on the lights and water pump and they pulsated. Within 30 seconds the lights and water pump shut down and the Zamp controller showed battery status low and battery condition low.  

    Clearly my batteries are not holding a charge.     

    Any ideas?   I'll contact the service department  on Tuesday the 26th but though a little insight may be helpful.  We have a big trip planned in 2 weeks and are too far from Hohenwald to drop by.   



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    2. SeaDawg


      Bill, I was surprised, so I looked up the Norcold manual online. If his fridge is a 510, it will indeed switch to dc if neither 110 nor gas is available, unlike many other fridges. 

      That's not a problem if the gas is left on. It will choose gas if no 110. But, it's certainly something to be aware of for Norcold owners.



    3. SeaDawg


      The Norcold manual also specifically states that the fridge is not operating efficiently in dc, so to use dc only when charging system and battery are in good shape and working correctly.

    4. SeaDawg


      Randy, would you mind posting your update in the topic you started on the forum? The status updates don't show up for me on my phone. I'm sure there are many others who will be happy to hear your good news!

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