Dandy. I'm very happy to hear it was so simple. I use a small battery charger too for the same reason, but you must understand they put out rectified AC meaning the actual voltage goes down to 0 volts, then up to about 19 volts 120 times per second. Computers have capacitors that will filter that pulsing voltage and smooth it a lot but I still wonder about how that can confuse them.
AC generators are three-phase so the output voltage never gets close to 0 volts, plus the battery is the key component is smoothing out that "ripple" voltage.
I'm going to add fuse 17 to my list of notes. Pulling it is easier than going to the dealer. Thank you for sharing the fix.
Monday, February 10th, 2014 AT 3:24 PM