Last August I posted a thread about a battery draining issue and added a post about having no power from our genset:
Troubleshooting Chassis Battery Drain Questions
Finally got around to looking at the problem and we're lucky to have a motorhome still!
So, what we have in the coach is the Todd TS50 TS with the respective cables from the generator and a shore power reel.
When I pulled the cover off the TS this what I saw:
Note the "slightly" cooked neutral on the neutral relay and the bared and corroded conductor on the hot relay. The shore conductor was bared for about an inch in the middle of the conductor and is the black leg off the shore power.
Obviously I need to do a little repair work. I'd like to add a surge protector in front of a new TS and have done a little searching on the forum for what folks are using, but any quick recommendations are welcome! One thing I would like is a TS with more room to work in...
One thing has me curious about my existing setup -- the incoming conductors from the genset and the shore reel are #6AWG and are wire nutted to #10AWG conductors which then go to the relays. Now I'm not an EE, but in my limited experience working with power, downsizing conductors usually isn't a good thing. Is it typical to downsize in the TS?
Thanks in advance!