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Old 11-24-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Electrical problem

Hi Everyone,
Need some help on an electrical problem on my 2007 Gulfstream BTcrusier,22'.
I went to exercise the generator today and found that the two outlets on the passenger side of the coach do not work. One is overhead in the middle the other is forward in the TV compartment.
All of the outlets on the drivers side work, and all of the other electrical things seem to work.
One plug has a reset button but it will not reset the TV outlet does not have a reset.
There was no circuit breaker tripped but I turned every one on and off anyway to no effect.
I checked every fuse and they all look ok.
Anyone got any ideas as to what to do next?
Also, am I correct in thinking that the fuses only effect the 12 volt system and not the 110? I ask because none of the circuitbreakers shut off the overhead lights so I assume they went to battery power when I hit the circuit breaker?
The manuals are of little help.
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Old 11-24-2010, 01:10 PM   #2
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If you have a small inverter some where in a compartment for your TV outlet, some inverters have a ground fault type outlet that is a GFI type.
You have to reset the GFI on inverter.
I have a 600 type inverter for two outlets TV & Computer outlet need pass. seat.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:04 AM   #3
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Yes, the fuses are for 12v only. If your overhead lights went off whn a breaker was switched, it's because you turned off power to the converter/charger and apparently your battery was dead or switched offline.

The GFCI that won't reset is the clue. It won't reset if there is no power in the circuit. If i is fed from an inverter, that's probably where the problem lies. Maybe a breaker or reset on the inverter.
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It also wont reset if it still detects a Ground Fault.
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I will second the inverter suggestion.. Often the TV outlets are powered by an Inverter... And there may be an outlet inside the coach so powered as well.

Many small inverters have a circuit breaker ON THE INVERTER, this will block power to those outlets if tripped... Alas, without eyes on I can't say much more than that.

Broken wires are also possible.. Rare but possible.

Screw loose works too.. Check all the screws in the main breaker box.. (And in any sub panels as well) NOTE: Do not have shore power plugged in or generator on when checking screws in this box.
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It also wont reset if it still detects a Ground Fault.
If there is a continuous ground fault, it usually resets ok but immediately trips again. You hear it click on and then click off again. That's different than not resetting at all, where there is no click.
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It could also be a faulty GFI receptacle. If you have a meter, remove the GFI receptacle and test if you have voltage at the receptacle. If you do, you have a faulty GFI.
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If there is a continuous ground fault, it usually resets ok but immediately trips again. You hear it click on and then click off again. That's different than not resetting at all, where there is no click.
Thats true, but neither of us have eyes (ears) on, so just bringing it up for the OP to consider...
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A groundfault will not reset if there is no power to the plug.
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Did you check the bath room GFI receptacle?


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