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Old 03-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #1
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Hi All,

It has been some time that the above issue has dragged on. I was seeing a 3 to 5 volt variance in my AC power with no load. All appliances seemed to work fine however, it still bothered me. I called Xantrex for some trouble shooting ideas although none of their suggestions resolved the problem. I took the rig into the new LaMesa RV service center here in San Diego. After some extensive sleuthing, they found a junction box on the firewall (front cap wall)with a loose connection. In fact, when they took the cover off, the connector nut fell off on to the ground. Connector tightened and presto no power fluctuation any more.

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Hi All,

It has been some time that the above issue has dragged on. I was seeing a 3 to 5 volt variance in my AC power with no load. All appliances seemed to work fine however, it still bothered me. I called Xantrex for some trouble shooting ideas although none of their suggestions resolved the problem. I took the rig into the new LaMesa RV service center here in San Diego. After some extensive sleuthing, they found a junction box on the firewall (front cap wall)with a loose connection. In fact, when they took the cover off, the connector nut fell off on to the ground. Connector tightened and presto no power fluctuation any more.

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By your description, I assume the junction box in question is the AC box that joins the generator power cable to the RV-style cable going aft to the transfer switch. "Loose nuts" seem to be a real problem with this junction box. Checking this box yourself, or having it checked by a service technician is something everyone should consider.
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I just checked mine..guess what! The wire nut on the neutral (white) wire was loose. Even though it was wrapped with black electrical tape, it appeares that it was never fully seated. Because of the larger diameter wire the RED wire nut is probably too small. I replaced it with the next size up (grey I believe) and it tightened down snugly.
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