Friday, April 12, 2013

Newmark DCV50F RV Power Converter Fail

I haven't had my bus plugged in much since I purchased it.  Every time I did plug it in, I would hear this sizzling in the area of the power converter.  So I decided to investigate further.  I pulled it out and it appeared that it had seriously over heated at some point.  I took it apart and discovered that it had melted a capacitor and the insulation on the wires leading to and from the capacitors.

The sizzling was apparently arcing between the exposed wires.  I investigated the possibility of repairing the converter.  The capacitors are sort of hard to find.  The best price I could find was $40 each.  I looked into it and can probably get a brand new one for between $150 and $200.  So that is what I am going to do.

Here's a video of what the inside looks like.

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