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Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Ac trips breaker

Help, my circuit breaker trips after running my AC for a few minutes.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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More info - Main breaker on pole or A/C breaker in breaker panel? What camper?
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:25 AM   #3
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Without a clamp on amp meter about the only thing you can do is to make certain all wiring connections are tight, the coils (especially the condenser) are clean and if you want to inspect the control board area, you may find that the compressor start and/or run capacitors are blown out. If you do have a clamp on amp meter what readings do you find. If only 11 - 12 amps and the circuit breaker trips; you have a weak circuit breaker and /or bad wire connections. Good luck and keep us posted.
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The breaker in the rv. It is a Starcraft 22' 2007 with pop out beds
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
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Low voltage from the external power supply will do that also. Are you plugged into an extension cord, perhaps? An extension that is too small a wire gauge for the length can really choke the voltage down (which drives the amps UP).
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Check your voltage in the trailer.

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Weak breaker, heat in the breaker compartment, is there another breaker you can change the leads to ? just to test ?
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