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Old 06-07-2015, 02:31 PM   #1
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Electrical issues, what am I missing here???

Ok, so when I first got my camper out of storage, I connected to shore power via an extension cord from my home which was connected to a surge protector with circuit breaker, and all electrical appliances worked perfectly. Then, I had too many appliances in the camper on at once, and tripped the circuit breaker on the surge protector in the house. I then reset the circuit breaker, and put away the extension cord.

Fast forward to today, I plugged the extension cord into the same surge protector, ran it out to the camper and plugged it in... NOTHING. Not a light, no ac, no fridge nothing...

I checked all fuses in the truck camper, and none are blown. I'm at a loss as to what this could be doing?? Any ideas?
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Did you check the circuit breakers in the camper to see if they needed resting ?
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Did you check the power cord to see if that had power? Also check the outlet for power that you have the cord plugged into.
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Did you check the circuit breakers in the camper to see if they needed resting ?
The only circuit breakers I could find were on the power inverter, and they were all fine. I also checked all fuses and they are fine.

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Did you check the power cord to see if that had power? Also check the outlet for power that you have the cord plugged into.
I did not check the power cord in the camper to make sure, but I'm not really sure how that would have lost power between now and then... But I guess anything is possible. I do have power to the outlet that the cord is plugged into.
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Take your meter and start at the power cord that connects to the breaker box. then check input and output voltage at the breakers, power supply Input voltage and output voltage. Checking voltage at power cord gives you a starting point. process of elimination check all connections on the wire terminals. (with out power)
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I'm really bad with electrucal. I do have a voltmeter, so if I can use it correctly, I'll have to check the power cord on the camper....
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The meter is your friend
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Is this a 30 amp system?
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Is this a 30 amp system?
Yes, it's a 30 amp service setup.. Does this make a difference in what you'd suggest on checking?
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Just the size of the plug,

If it was a smaller plug you could use a lamp instead of the meter.

It really sounds like you tripped another breaker or GFI in series with the one you found. That leaves you with either measuring the voltage (best) or just finding and resetting everything.
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Well, my only guess is one of the circuit panels was tripped. I flipped all breakers off, then back on again, and power was restored.. everything works...
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In the RV or house ( circuit breakers )?
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Yes, it's a 30 amp service setup.. Does this make a difference in what you'd suggest on checking?
Nope. It tells me what you might have. You have an AC/DC panel with four or five circuit breakers and several fuses to the right of the breaker.
Make sure you turn off all the breakers and then turn them back on. one of them could be tripped. (the main)
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Well, my only guess is one of the circuit panels was tripped. I flipped all breakers off, then back on again, and power was restored.. everything works...
Sound like you tripped the main
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