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Old 12-03-2015, 08:08 PM   #1
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Electrical problem!

We are connected to 50 amp but I have no power from my electrical outlets! Please give me some ideas. We are full timers and can't survive like this for long. My power pole shows everything is good but no power. I can't reset my gfi plugs. Thanks in advance for your help.


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First off, do you hear a "Thunk" from the transfer switvh when you close the 50a breaker on the power pedestal?

Can you star your generator to see if that gives you power inside the coach.

Have you actusllu meassured the voltage on both legs at the oedestal?

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Old 12-03-2015, 08:15 PM   #3
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Your power pole means the service pedestal ? Check your circuit breakers. Do you have a surge protector in line.?
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Old 12-03-2015, 08:16 PM   #4
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Do you hear the transfer switch "click" when you turn the post breaker on?
Do you have 110 power inside when running the generator?
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[QUOTE=Selah;2848816]Do you hear the transfer switch "click" when you turn the post breaker on?
Do you have 110 power inside when running the generator?[/QUOT

No. AC and gas heater work. Seems strange.
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Old 12-04-2015, 12:49 AM   #6
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Just worked on a problem like this in a friends' Born free. Turns out her 2 coach 12 volt batteries were dead...3 volts on one and 6 volts on the other.

It caused her inverter to not function correctly and nothing worked anywhere.

Replaced the batteries and the problem was cured.

Check your coach batteries for proper voltage. And check the water level in them!
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Old 12-04-2015, 02:03 AM   #7
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We are connected to 50 amp but I have no power from my electrical outlets! Please give me some ideas. We are full timers and can't survive like this for long. My power pole shows everything is good but no power. I can't reset my gfi plugs. Thanks in advance for your help.


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It could be the inverter, it has some reset buttons, most of your outlets should get power from the inverter. On my 98 Tradewinds there was a slow blow fuse inside the inverter that had blown. The air and heat worked but the outlets would not. If your unit has a washer/dryer connection(outlet) you should get power from that as it does not go thru the inverter.
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Old 12-04-2015, 07:16 AM   #8
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You know.. My transfer switch does NOTHING when I turn the park breakers on.. IT's already connected to shore power (So long as the generator is not running that is)

First let me ask a different question: DOES ANY 120 volt device work.. Try the air conditioner on FAN mode. Does it run? IF YES, then the transfer switch worked (If you have two try them both).

Check all circuit breakers

Check the GFCI normally in bathroom but some rigs have 2

Check ALL outlets Not just the commonly used ones.

IS the FRIDGE on AC or GAS (if i9t's AC the transfer switch worked).

Now. DO YOU HAVE AN INVERTER Y/N (If No stop reading NOW I'm done).

If yes:
Either on the inverter, on on a second breaker box somewher ein your RV will be more circuit breakers.. These are SUSPECT #! for your complaint.. If on the inverter they may be on the "Rear" where they are hard to find.

Also check the wires in the inverter junction compartment (Usually behind a panel on the inverter).

Finally MY inverter has a switch on the inverter and some switches on the remote. The remote switches do not matter for this post.. but the one on the inverter. When it is OFF no power passes the inverter, Not from shoe to battery, Not from Battery to invberter protected outlets and NOT FROM SHORE TO OUTLETS.
That's all I have.
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Coaches are all wired differently. I have an inverter...that I keep turned off if not using it. My shore power does not run through it.
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Do you hear the transfer switch "click" when you turn the post breaker on?
Do you have 110 power inside when running the generator?[/QUOT

No. AC and gas heater work. Seems strange.
If the Air Conditioning and furnace work you have power and 12 VDC or they will not work. That leaves you with a power distribution problem. You have power to the main panel or the A/C would not run.

That gets you to the branch circuit level. It can be a tripped GFI's or tripped breakers. Both can fail.

If you have a small inverter for the TV or fridge it will not control the rest of the house. If you have a large inverter it probably has a second transfer switch for AC pass through when not on battery that can fail.

You really need to start poking around with a meter or get somebody who can do that.
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I give up....where is the OP????

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Transfer switches are typically "generator priority" meaning that shore power runs through the "normally closed" contacts inside the switch. When you fire up the generator it powers the relay, pulling it in and connecting the generator to the loads in the coach. Meaning - the transfer switch won't "clunk" when plugging into shore power or turning the power pedestal breaker on and off.
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Peashooter. Just the opposite on mine. When connecting to shore power there is a noticeable thunk when the TS kicks in. When we have lost shore power at a couple of parks you can her the TS from inside the coach. Perhaps it the type of TS we have.
I understand there are some fully electronic TS that make no sound at all.
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Check the circuit breakers on your inverter. Mine trip if overloaded and shut down everything. FYI, that happens even though the inverter is off. All of my AC power comes through the inverter.
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