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Old 07-17-2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if our coaches have transfer switches for shore power to generator power?

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Does anyone know if our coaches have transfer switches for shore power to generator power?

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Hello Dave:

Yes all Alpines have a transfer switch. It is located on the ceiling in the center of the bays just forward of the holding tank bay. You should see the main power cable and the generator cable enter from the front and one cable exit from the rear. I hope this answers your question.

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Yes, it does. Thanks.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:26 AM   #5
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Dave- Older coaches, and cheap coaches even today have a "manual" xfer switch that is actuated by inserting the shore power cord into a receptacle fed by the gen. To get shore power you unplug from the gen & plug to shore.
Alpines & most current coaches have auto-xfer which senses where the feed comes from & switches accordingly. You'll hear a thud when the switch moves sources. If it becomes a thud-thud-thud-thud, either the power source is unstable (e.g. shore plug nearly in contact and arcing) or auto-xfer is busted.
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