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Old 06-30-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Question A/C trips Generator Breaker

The heat is on in the Tennessee Valley and now every time I run the A/C for more than a couple hours they shut down the electric system. If running on the generator, the breaker on the Onan generator trips and if running on shore power (50A) after a couple hours the remote disconnect trips and the only way to get the A/C to run again is bypass the disconnect. Anybody else experience this? Any suggestions?
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Could the compressor be going bad? Does the AC seem to work OK up until the breaker trips?
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The heat is on in the Tennessee Valley and now every time I run the A/C for more than a couple hours they shut down the electric system. If running on the generator, the breaker on the Onan generator trips and if running on shore power (50A) after a couple hours the remote disconnect trips and the only way to get the A/C to run again is bypass the disconnect. Anybody else experience this? Any suggestions?
How many A/C units running? Could anything else be cycling on which is a pretty high current draw like a hot water heater? I would put them down to 68 or lower in the morning and put the fan on high so the fan never cycles off.
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Two A/C units running and they seem to be working fine. It's 105 degrees, so they do run a lot. I've been to AZ before at higher temps without a problem. I am concerned with age of the A/C units and that they may be working too hard, building up to much pressure and tripping the breaker. They do run for a couple hours before the breakers drip though.
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The A/C unit should be on seperate legs of the 50 amp service, it seams strange both go out at once or is the whole unit going down
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The remote disconnect "trips" and shuts off power to the coach.
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Have you checked the voltage and amp draw of the A/C units?

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Yes, I checked the voltage. Finally found that it was a faulty disconnect solenoid. I replaced the solenoid and every thing is working fine. Thank you for all your input.
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