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Old 08-17-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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Tripping a breaker

Does anyone know how to trip a 12v circuit breaker. I have a Winnebago with the little round pop out circuit breakers. I would like to pop one out to disable my rear heater blower which has become noisy.
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Old 08-17-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Why don't you just unhook the wire on the blower
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Does anyone know how to trip a 12v circuit breaker. I have a Winnebago with the little round pop out circuit breakers. I would like to pop one out to disable my rear heater blower which has become noisy.

You should be able to disconnect the power wire from fan and touch it to ground, this will short the heater circuit and blow the breaker.
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The problem is I think they bought the fan first and then built the coach around it. I was hoping there was a way of tripping the breaker manually. Sort of like a house breaker.
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Remove a wire from the breaker!
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dons answer is even better it should be the only on that circuit
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You can take a wire and touch a ground source and the output side of the breaker. This will trip the breaker.
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Old 08-18-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
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Why not spend time fixing it, what about when you go to sell it ?
It is amazing how many times I put up with something that was not working right but fixed it just to sell it.
Whether it's to get top dollar or make it easier to sell, you are going to pay now or pay later.

As for popping a breaker, don't chance it, disconnecting it.
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Popping a breaker with a short circuit is not recommended. Not only because breakers have a limited life time, but the short could cause a poor connection in the wiring to become a BAD connection before the breaker pops.
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