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Old 05-21-2012, 03:04 PM   #1
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genny/electrical issue

I have a 84 HR Ambassador 33'...having issues with power distribution(breaker panel) only when on the generator. I'll have the p30 chassis, dometic/generac 4.5kw genny, dometic a/s and fridge. MH has 2 breaker boxes and a fuse box(round glass fuses) 2nd breaker box feeds off the buss bar of the #1 breaker panel..and has a handwritten label that says to turn off main(2nd panel) when using 110v.Why?? I hook my meter to the shore power plug and it has 105 volts coming from I guess the converter(genny off/no shore power) If I shut off main breaker on panel#2 I have no power to shore plug....sooo my issue is if I plug the shore power plug into the receptacle to use the genny it won't power the a/c(puts a load on genny but no fan...no a/c compressor ) also try to use the micro..runs very dim..like not enough power...refer won't power up either tries but I can hear converter tripping out(no auto transfer)...so far I have replaced shore power plug(end was loose fitting/problem waiting to happen) I have checked output of genny...124 volts.. Every thing works properly when plugged into shore power...Getting new probes for my meter..will check wall receptacle with genny running.. Doesn't a/c require massive power to start up? Kind of at a loss now... I am thinking bad converter but does genny power go thru converter?
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