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Offline MSRev

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Converter for Trailer Lights
« on: August 19, 2015, 02:45:50 pm »
Has anyone ever had a converter to go bad. I have started experiencing my 15amp fuse in my JBox failing. I have a fuse block (Murph)(6 or 7 years) (70k miles) for my trailer lights, running lights. I can remove the trailer lights connection from the fuse block (leaving running lights only) and so far I have not had an issue with the blown fuse. I have yet to ride the bike. The fuse block is activated when you turn the key on (brake light/running wire under the seat if my memory holds true). Also, I just had the JBox redone by Larry Buck. Very, Very challenged when it comes to electrical!!!!

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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 03:19:24 pm »
I have had the converters go bad, once it was blowing the fuse, second time the trailer lights would light, but no turn/brakes on the trailer.  I'd say took more than 5-6 years for each one to go?
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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 04:23:30 pm »
Thanks Vic...I will keep it unplugged and see for sure. It is an unsettling feeling to question if your brakes lights are working??

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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2016, 07:05:10 pm »
I need a little help finding the right replacement for my trailer light converter.  I can find no identification on the one that has gone bad on my bike.

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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2016, 08:57:54 pm »
Curiously I will ask why you think it is a converter issue, when those are solid state modules made to space station like standards...?
Id be looking around for more realistically degraded things like mouse chomped on wires that intermitingly short, bad connections, hard physical failure points...
Those are the places that commonly go bad, a bad ground for instance, when you have a couple ground runs in the system, can create a ground loop that spikes stuff and blows fuses...
Id be looking at wires myself.

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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 02:29:44 pm »
Thanks Rich! I will see what I can find.

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Re: Converter for Trailer Lights
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 11:21:40 pm »
Maybe a picture may help.