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Old 07-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #1
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magnum ME2012 invertor probems

I have a 2005 Beaver Santiam, with a 2000 watt invertor Magnum Me2012.
I have had this MH since 2008 have never had any problems with invertor.
Now on this trip it wont charge the house batteries which are all 4 new 6volt batteries. Also am having probles with the shore power. invertor works its out lets but the direct outlets show that they are 240 volts instead of 120. I hve it plugged into a 30 amp outlet. when i plug it into a 110 outlet it works the air conditioners ok but direct outlets are dead. Pulling my hair out, please help,
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If it's plugged in a 30 amp outlet you can't have 240 volts in your RV. 30 amp outlet is a 120. A 50 amp plug provides 240 volts ( 2 X 120 at 50 amps each)
Where do you see 240, with a voltmeter??
Check the 30 amp plug, make sure its 120V.
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If it's plugged in a 30 amp outlet you can't have 240 volts in your RV. 30 amp outlet is a 120. A 50 amp plug provides 240 volts ( 2 X 120 at 50 amps each)
Where do you see 240, with a voltmeter??
Check the 30 amp plug, make sure its 120V.
I have 120 0n each leg of the 30 amp plug, when i read the volt on the 120 volt bedroom out let i get this reading when i put the probes into the out let, 120 from ground to one slot in plug, 240 when i plug across the two slots. the white wire is getting 120 some how. When I use the Gen set this dosent happen it is normal. I have checked the junction boxes on this circut for some kind of short looks ok. I know it dose not make since. Thanks remuster
ps i did check 30 amp plug it has 120 volts on each leg
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This is what your 30 amp plug should look like:

http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=30+amp...r:7,s:15,i:145
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Thanks Daniel, Got it thur my thick head only one leg on 30 amp, the plug in shop is for a welder both legs are hot, will rewire in am and let you know. Thanks again Ron
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Hi remuster, welcome to the forum. Hope you get your electrical problem solved post haste.
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Old 07-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #7
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Thanks Daniel, Got it thur my thick head only one leg on 30 amp, the plug in shop is for a welder both legs are hot, will rewire in am and let you know. Thanks again Ron
Hi Daniel,

Rewired the 30 amp outlet and everything works fine, except the charging
part of my inverter. Maybe I blew something because of the shore wiring?

If any one has any ideas let me know. Thanks again Dqniel.

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Hi Ron, I am guessing you would have been using the 50 amp cord with an adapter (30 to 50). This adapter would have applied 240 volts between L1 and neutral on your 50 amp cable and nothing on the L2 side (or 240 also,depending on adapter). I am confused by the fact your AC was working?? With 240 on the inverter, yes you might have blown something :( With any luck maybe a breaker?? If the inverter still works and it's just the converter half that is dead, I would take the cover of and look inside to see if the damage might be obvious. Probably be a pain but you will have to take it out to get it repaired anyways...
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