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Old 07-16-2015, 04:28 PM   #1
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Loosing house power

Recently experienced loss of all house power a few times. It seems to reset itself after a few minutes.
I have never found a tripped breaker or reset on the inverter.
Any suggestions for trouble shooting from the group?
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:49 PM   #2
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A portion of the house power comes through the batteries and inverter. Check your batteries for loose/corroded connections as well as each cell of each battery to see if you have a dead cell. Sometimes these gremlins are intermittent until they eventually fault completely. Good luck. Let us know what you find, please. It builds our knowledge base.
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Old 07-16-2015, 07:55 PM   #3
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Recently experienced loss of all house power a few times. It seems to reset itself after a few minutes.
I have never found a tripped breaker or reset on the inverter.
Any suggestions for trouble shooting from the group?
Thanks in advance
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12VDC house power?
120VAC house power?
Or both?
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Old 07-16-2015, 08:14 PM   #4
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If you're speaking or 120vac you may be loosing your neutral. With power off check ALL connections inside your ATS and distribution panel for tightness. Add that duty to your annual maintenance routine.
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Thanks for the responses thus far. It will be a few weeks before I can investigate the culprit.
It almost seems that something is getting overloaded or hot and shutting down then re setting itself in a minute or 2. Does that help with the dx?
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Thanks for the responses thus far. It will be a few weeks before I can investigate the culprit.
It almost seems that something is getting overloaded or hot and shutting down then re setting itself in a minute or 2. Does that help with the dx?
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Not as much as knowing whether your 12VDC power or your 120VAC power is shutting down would help with the dx.
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If you have a surge protector, many of them will cut power to the rig in the event of an over or under voltage situation. Are you on shore power?

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"A portion of your house power comes from the batteries via the inverter"... Not normally no,, the inverter simply passes shore power (if you have one) and Charges the batteries (unless disabled) the only way power comes FROM the batteries is 12 volt stuff (lights ceiling fans, water pump, fuirnace, and control systems) and if you loose shore power

THEN the inverter provides.

As it happens it happened to me a few days back (And about this time last year too) lost power for 3 minutes.. Whole park lost power for a second or five.. My Surge guard kept me off for 3 miutes.. Which is, of course, the time it takes for the air conditioenrs to properly reset so they restart normally.
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"A portion of your house power comes from the batteries via the inverter"... Not normally no, the inverter simply passes shore power (if you have one) and Charges the batteries (unless disabled) the only way power comes FROM the batteries is 12 volt stuff (lights ceiling fans, water pump, furnace, and control systems)
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The batteries have NOTHING TO DO WITH 120VAC POWER.... unless the inverter is ON and producing 120VAC from the house batteries when there is no shore or generator 120VAC.

BTW, we will never know if the OP has a problem with his 120VAC power unless he tells us.

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It happened while on shore powe each time and I'm pretty sure it was a total power loss
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If you have a surge protector, many of them will cut power to the rig in the event of an over or under voltage situation. Are you on shore power?

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I second that! Check your power bay for a hard wired surge protector. If they see a problem they will shut down for a few minutes. Mine is set for 2.5 minutes so to help not damage ac compressors.
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It happened while on shore power each time and I'm pretty sure it was a total power loss
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BOTH 12VDC and 120VAC??
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