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Old 03-05-2013, 10:12 PM   #1
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Still pretty new to this, we have a 2000 beaver that we have been keeping indoors and plugged in. I recently brought it home to do a few upgrades,I did not plug in the shore power and forgot to turn off the refer and radio for a week. I did not turn off the house batteries (dumb). Now when I plug into my house,after a couple minutes the MH pops the breaker at the house.I have charged the batteries thinking the inverter is pulling to many amps trying to charge the batteries, still pops the breaker.Anyone else experience this?
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Still pretty new to this, we have a 2000 beaver that we have been keeping indoors and plugged in. I recently brought it home to do a few upgrades,I did not plug in the shore power and forgot to turn off the refer and radio for a week. I did not turn off the house batteries (dumb). Now when I plug into my house,after a couple minutes the MH pops the breaker at the house.I have charged the batteries thinking the inverter is pulling to many amps trying to charge the batteries, still pops the breaker.Anyone else experience this?
One way to find out if inverter, turn inverter off and plug coach in. If it does not blow circuit then turn inverter on. If it then does blow circuit I think you have limited it down.
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You may have to turn the circuit breaker inside the coach's distribution panel feeding the inverter/charger off if you cannot do so at the remote panel. More than likely, if everything else inside the coach is off you may be pulling other things inside house and the combination exceeds the circuits rating.
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It's conceivable that the inverter/charger by itself is pulling too many amps, but not likley. A 15 amp input to the charger should enable it to pump out over 120 amps of charging, which is probably its max output anyway. It seems probably that you have some other, additional loads above and beyond the charger. Make sure the fridge and water heater are not on electric, that tvs/DVD/satellite receivers are off, etc.

One surefire technique to find the loads is to turn off all the breakers in the coach 120v load center. Plug it into shore power, then turn the coach breakers back on one at a time, pausing to see if the shore power source breaker trips.
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It could be the shore breaker. Been there. Done that.
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Still pretty new to this, we have a 2000 beaver that we have been keeping indoors and plugged in. I recently brought it home to do a few upgrades,I did not plug in the shore power and forgot to turn off the refer and radio for a week. I did not turn off the house batteries (dumb). Now when I plug into my house,after a couple minutes the MH pops the breaker at the house.I have charged the batteries thinking the inverter is pulling to many amps trying to charge the batteries, still pops the breaker.Anyone else experience this?
You did not include what size of house breaker is being used.
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It could be the shore breaker. Been there. Done that.
Circuit breakers can and do go bad, especially from being overloaded. Cheap to replace.
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