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Old 01-25-2010, 03:57 PM   #1
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Xantrex issue

I have 2006 40 ft Alpine. If plug my shore power to a regular electrical cord my fault light comes on the Xantrex unit. Can I not do this. Thanks, Doug
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #2
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nssracer,

I successfully plug my 2006 Alpine Coach Limited into a 110-120 volt 15 or 20 Amp house circuit without any problems. Have you tested the circuit that you are plugging into? Try a simply tester such as the one at this link:

a1Components - Skywalker Signature Series AC Power Tester

The features are:
  • For 110 volt GFCI and standard circuits
  • Shows opens and proper polarity
  • Shows open ground, neutral and hot
  • Show hot/neutral reverse and hot/ground reverse
  • Operates on live 120V circuits
  • Simple push-button operation tests receptacles connected to ground fault protected circuits for proper operation
You can buy these at any hardware store.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:39 AM   #3
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Doug:

If there is a GFI in the same circuit as your 110 outlet, the fault will show.

I also saw the same thing happen if an old screw in fuse is in the same circuit.

Both not necessarily in line, just on, the same circuit.
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You need one of three things.

1: A better Xantrex like the Prosine 2.0 which can tell you what the )(@#$ fault is.

2: A 3-Light fault outlet tester (I'm guessing you have something it can detect)

3: An electrician (you may need that anyway)

I have one 30 amp outlet I have plugged into where the fault display on my Xantrex tells me "Reverse Polarity"

What this means is some idiot could not tell the difference between a black wire and a white wire and thus hooked the white wire to the copper screw and the black wire to the silvery screw

A 3-Light tester would show the same thing

The other fault is open ground... or bad ground. again the 3-light job will find that for you in a hurry..

In either case. if you do not have the skills. an electrician can fix it quickly.
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