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Old 08-16-2022, 01:19 AM   #11
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Charging House Battery without Driving?

Whatís under that board with the fuse panel on it? Looks like it could be a charger? I donít see the little blinking charge wizard box though. I also suspect the outlet that the charger (if present) is plugged into could be bad or needs to be reset.

Looks like typical SMB work to me too, a bit different layout than what I had in mine, but thereís all the telltale melamine covered MDF mount boards of the era, but thatís not to say things werenít removed or modified over the years by prior owners, for one, I didnít have that type of fuse box.
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Ive got a solar panel to do that when I am parked in the sun. However I store the van in my yard under a covered area so I use a battery maintainer from the auto parts store. The key component there for me is the Blue Sea ACR that allows me to make the choice to connect the batteries, allow the ACR to make that call of when to connect or disconnect, or manually disconnect both. This way I can ensure that it charges either one or both batteries from solar or plug in when parked or when driving. Good Luck.
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Since mine is always stored in a shop, I bought one of these and leave it on the charger always. You will have to attach the terminals directly to the house battery:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DWJD84N/
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Nothing in that doesn't look like SMB quality to me. Here is a matching SMB diagram.


You can also find links to three different years SMB manuals here:https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...nuals-116.html

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Thank you for all of your helpful inputs.
This SMB is a 2001 RB50 model. We are the second owners, purchased in 2008.
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..attach to the terminals directly to the house battery
Since the house battery is not easily accessible attached to the undercarriage, then how is this device Victron Energy Blue Smart easily connected/disconnected?

Can this be performed within the house?

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Whatís under that board with the fuse panel on it? Looks like it could be a charger? I donít see the little blinking charge wizard box though. I also suspect the outlet that the charger (if present) is plugged into could be bad or needs to be reset.
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It is a 2001 SMB RB50, and it probably has changed.
I will be taking more photos.
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Have you confirmed that the GFI outlet that is under the bench seat isnít tripped? Try resetting it. I can almost make out from your photo that the reset button might be out.
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Did you flip on the breakers? You should have a panel somewhere inside. You’ll need to flip on “main” and probably a circuit for outlets before 110V is supplied to the ac-dc charger.
Verified that driving SMB does charge the house battery.
Now attempting again using shore power to charge the house battery.

flip on “main”
The house power breaker is flipped as shown in the image.

Please clarify ...
and probably a circuit???

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In one of your previous pictures you showed an outlet with one plug in it. This is probably the plug for your shore charger. That outlet is most likely a GFIC outlet. So you may have to rest the GFIC outlet. The shore power should plugged in, and those other breakers on before you try resetting the GFIC plug.

A simple outlet tester could show you if there is power to the outlet.

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Verified that driving SMB does charge the house battery.
Now attempting again using shore power to charge the house battery.

flip on ďmainĒ
The house power breaker is flipped as shown in the image.

Please clarify ...
and probably a circuit???

Thank you
The photo provided by Greg tells the story. The ac-to-dc charger is likely plugged into the GFCI outlet circuit. Your circuit breakers are not labeled, so I have provided a likely labeling. My breakers were configured like this before I upgraded to lithium.You have the breaker flipped on for this circuit, so the breaker being off is not the problem.

Gregís advice is the best. Plug in the van through the external shore power plug. Check that the GFCI is not tripped and then make sure power (110V) is supplied to the outlet that your ac-to-dc converter (likely a Progressive Dynamics Intellipower charger) is plugged into. If the GFCI outlet continues to trip, it will need to be replaced. If the outlet has power, then your charger may be bad.

Does your refrigerator operate on shore power? Does it cease to work when the breaker is flipped off? You may also unplug your charger and plug it into an extension cord, then verify if the battery is charging or not.

Good luck,
Mike
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