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Old 12-18-2012, 02:58 PM   #1
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Odd generator wiring?

2000 Dolphin, Q55 Generac generator.

It appears all of my outlets, TV's, microwave, and one AC, is wired thru the 20A breaker on the generator. Guess that leaves one AC and possibly the convertor on the 30A breaker .
A electric cube heater and the microwave running at the same time will trip the 20A breaker .
Is everyone else's wired this way??
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #2
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The 30a should run the coach just like it was plugged into shore. The 20a goes right to the rear AC only.

You probably have an EMS, which allows you to run the rear AC on shore. On genny, it takes the rear AC out of the equasion in the EMS.

Unless they did some major changes in 2000.
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I'm tripping the 20 A breaker on the generator.
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Ok. From what you describe, the output wires on the 20 & 30 amp breakers are reversed. Remove the cover to access the breakers. Then just reverse the output wires on the 2 breakers. Now you'll have 30a in the coach and the rear AC will have the 20a circuit. Run some heavy power tests in the coach before final assembly.
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Yeah, that makes sence having all the outlets, microwave running thru the 30A breaker.
This is the way your gen is wired ?
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Yes and they all *should* be from the factory.
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Yeah, pretty sure mine was put together on a tuesday morning after a long weekend !!
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You sound like you've experienced that tuesday morning yourself .

Perhaps a PO changed the breakers out or other work and just put them back wrong. Easy enough to do if you don't label them or note the tiny white numbers on them.
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You sound like you've experienced that tuesday morning yourself .
I dont want to talk about it !!!!!

Does your gen have the 20A breaker above the 30A ?
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Yep, 20a on top.

I hope you didn't think when I said they may have put them back wrong, that I meant just in different places. I meant they put them back together wrong by putting the 30a output on the 20a breaker.
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