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Old 08-06-2016, 11:25 PM   #1
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Help ...

My 30A service stopped working. I know I am getting power as the lights on the 30A cord light up. My guess ... Either the receptical is pooched or the converter is pooched.

Any ideas? I would bring it in for service, but none of these dealerships are open on Sunday.
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Check breakers and GFIs. If you have an inverter check the breakers on it.

Have you check the pedestal with a multimeter to verify voltage?
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Check the breakers and fuses first. Does your air conditioning work? Microwave?
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AC and micro don't work. Wall outlets don't work.

I don't have a multimeter with me.

Bathroom GFI will not reset. But, I would think that would only affect the one 15A circuit.
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Breakers all good. Would expect fuses shouldn't matter.
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If the Microwave does not work it is probably not the converter. If you have interior lights and the A/C does not work it's probably not the converter as you have DC to run the controls. That moves the problem to the power cord, transfer switch if you have one, and input to the panel or a bad breaker. It's really time to get out a meter and see where the power stops. If you do not want to mess with live power then pull the plug and measure continuity between the line cord plug and the AC line at the panel then out of the breakers.
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Well I got it working. Wiggled the harness going into the back of the converter. After getting jolt good enough to make my hair stand on end, everything is working.

Tried the same thing last night with no success though. Guess the bumpy roads wiggled the harness loose.

Thanks for the input !!

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You're not done yet. You need to figure out why its coming loose and correct that problem, otherwise you run the risk of a bad connection and overheated wires causing a fire.
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Well I got it working. Wiggled the harness going into the back of the converter. After getting jolt good enough to make my hair stand on end, everything is working.

Tried the same thing last night with no success though. Guess the bumpy roads wiggled the harness loose.

Thanks for the input !!

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Post picture of hair. The tighten/clean those contacts. Cain't be good.
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If the Microwave does not work it is probably not the converter. If you have interior lights and the A/C does not work it's probably not the converter as you have DC to run the controls. That moves the problem to the power cord, transfer switch if you have one, and input to the panel or a bad breaker. It's really time to get out a meter and see where the power stops. If you do not want to mess with live power then pull the plug and measure continuity between the line cord plug and the AC line at the panel then out of the breakers.

Thanks ... You were "bang on" !! Although, it turned out to be a bit of a shocking experience !! 😳😳😳
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Post picture of hair. The tighten/clean those contacts. Cain't be good.

Sorry, didn't get the pic ... 😃
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AC and micro don't work. Wall outlets don't work.

I don't have a multimeter with me.

Bathroom GFI will not reset. But, I would think that would only affect the one 15A circuit.
GIF won't reset without current to it.
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You're not done yet. You need to figure out why its coming loose and correct that problem, otherwise you run the risk of a bad connection and overheated wires causing a fire.

I know ... But we are 5,000 km from home on a 17 day trip. I expect it
Was caused by the constant bumpity, bumpity on the Trans-Canada Highway.

I'll take a closer look at the harness when we get home.
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