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Old 04-13-2014, 09:22 AM   #1
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I did a MAJOR goof!!

Being a new trailer owner and brand new to the camping community, I found out yesterday that the 30 amp shore power plug fit perfectly into my 220 volt receptacle! I heard a "pop" then instantly unplugged it. Ran inside and after the smoke cleared, literally, I then plugged into the 110 volt and began troubleshooting for damage. I noticed all the breakers were tripped but all the fuses looked ok. Outwardly there appeared to be no other damage but I am NOT an electrician. I reset the breakers and I have power to the fridge, microwave, and water pump but I have no interior lights. It just couldn't be as simple as blown light bulbs, could it? Please help. What did I break? I did learn a very valuable lesson so please, no chastising. Thanks. What does a new converter run? Is there something I can check before the electrician gets here?
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Sorry I can't give you a direct answer but at least it sounds like your major items survived.
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Time for the RV shop.

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You may have fuses on the converter.
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If the only 12v item not working is your lights, then I would suspect a fuse that you have over looked. The best way to check a fuse is with a multimeter set on ohms (resistance). If you probe the two very small contacts on top of each fuse, the meter should read "1".

Sometimes fuses are not always located in one place....you may need to look else where.

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Even if the converter was damaged or a fuse for it blew you should still have 12 volts to your lights. Since your water pump still works you are getting 12 volts to it. Most likely the fuse for your lights blew.

Didn't see Ron's post before mine.

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You could have a blown fuse, that is not in an obvious place, as stated by others. If you have a multimeter see if you have voltage in your lamp sockets. If you don't have one, replace the bulb and see if that makes a difference
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If you have a hybrid, you should have a 12 volt outlet, usually by the TV antenna plug. Also on a hybrid you should have the 12 volt plugs there too. This way you can at least see you are getting 12 volts somewhere.

Pull off the lens cover for one of your overhead 12 volt lights to see if the actual bulbs blew. When they blow they usually turn black. If the lights were not actually turned on from your boo-boo the bulbs should be good.

In the fuse panel is there any indication of "melting"?
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Thank you all for your responses. To Superslif, no, no obvious evidence of melted wires or any burn marks anywhere. That certainly doesn't mean there isn't any, just means I couldn't see any!
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To answer one of your questions the converter could go from 250.00 on up, you probably need to find it and see if it has some reset type buttons that may be causing your problems. The smoke clearing comment does not bode well for no major damage. In essence the converter is changing 120 volt AC power to 12volt DC power. You may have fried the converter hence the smoke, it would not affect the 120 volt AC breakers as the 220 volt caused them to kick as they should.

On good side the converter is pretty simple to change out if you have to replace it. Usually under the seat of dinette or under couch.

Best of Luck, and let us know how it turns out.
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Unplug the shore power cord to see if the 12 volt water pump will work from the battery. You need to establish that any 12 volt or no 12 volt power is being converted from the power converter.
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