We have had a problem ever since we got the coach. When the generator runs, our low wattage bulbs (over the breakfast table, over the bed, and in the refrigerator) flicker. I have been to 5 Onan places, and worked extensively with Onan in Minnesota, but, although they admit there is a problem with the generator, they say they have neither the time nor the resources to attack the problem.
That said, I noticed something recently that I wanted to share to see if anyone else noticed this.
I have one of those voltage meters you plug into an outlet. I plugged it into the outlet next to the stove. When I was on shore power, it read 120. When I was on the inverter, it read 120. When I kicked on the generator, the voltage dropped to 116 and the needle continuously wavers a bit. What's also baffling, is that the Surge-Guard shows 119 volts coming in. Also, when the A/C is on, it kind of "throbs" a bit... something it doesn't do on shore power.
From what I understand, once the power reaches the transfer switch, the coach doesn't know the difference between shore power and generator power, yet there is obviously a difference.
Any thoughts for discussion?
Jerry & Shirley Friedman; Dusty & Cricket
2014 Chevy Silverado 3500HD
2015 Mobile Suites 38RSSB3