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Old 07-12-2019, 04:16 PM   #1
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1996 Monaco 110 volt breaker tripping

On my recent outing I discovered the 20 amp breaker protecting the front outlets tripped and would not reset. Interesting was that the convertor covered this issue up so the outlets were working and it had not been noticed. Turn off convertor breaker and then outlets don't work and outlet breaker still trips trying to reset. Replaced breaker and it still tripped either on generator or shore power. Rear outlet breaker works fine. Thanks for any thoughts, Ladd
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Hi Ladd! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

That doesn't make sense to me. Maybe others will have a solution! Have fun and keep her between the ditches!

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Breakers trip from overload or short circuits.
You don't replace the breaker, you seek out a damaged wire, outlet or something running on that circuit that's overloading it.

Are you talking about your inverter powering the outlets ?

Inverters use 12 volt battery power to create 120 power.

Converters make 12 volts from 120 volts.

If you are, then you probably have an inverter/charger and no converter.
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Welcome.
I can't help the problem but I am sure some one will be along to give you some ideas.
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Breakers do go bad, though the tripping can fo course be caused by a wiring fault. I have replaced breakers in an RV and at home that would not support loads under the listed capacity.

Some breakers are very inexpensive. If you are handy, it might be worth the $10 to eliminate the possibility of a faulty breaker before you start tearing into concealed wiring.

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Old 07-13-2019, 10:46 AM   #6
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Well the wiring diagram and breaker show Convertor. If convertor is off outlets don't work, if on they do. Front Outlet breaker still stays tripped. There is a GFI in the circuit that also kills outlets when tested but all come back on when it is reset. I checked each outlet with a polarity tester, none bad. Mystery continues.
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Well the wiring diagram and breaker show Convertor. If convertor is off outlets don't work, if on they do. Front Outlet breaker still stays tripped. There is a GFI in the circuit that also kills outlets when tested but all come back on when it is reset. I checked each outlet with a polarity tester, none bad. Mystery continues.
The "converter" must be supplying 115 volts to the circuit.

Shore, gen, and "converter" outputs must go through a transfer switch that allows only one power source at a time.
Since "converter" works Ok, then outlet daisy chain is not likely the problem.

The place to look would be the transfer switch and service panel. I don't know how yours is configured. Maybe someone who has one can give more specific information
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I doubt the 20A is for your front outlets, more likely it powers your converter which has a transfer switch inside that bypasses it when on shore/generator power. I would unhook the 120V line going into it and see if the breaker still trips.
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