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Old 10-26-2015, 09:05 PM   #1
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Lost all AC plugs,microwave,refer and inverter. Any way to get some ac power to geth

Lost all AC plugs, m-wave, refer, etc when inverter crashed. Any way to get AC pwr or do I need to get home ASAP?
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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Don't know how yours is wired but on mine the power goes to the main panel first and then to the inverter and then back to a separate smaller panel that controls the inverter plug. If needed I could probably bypass my inverter and just be plugged in or run the generator full time to get by. We seldom use the inverter anyway.
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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Lost all AC plugs,microwave,refer and inverter. Any way to get some ac power to geth

All other systems seem good. Checked breakers, fuses in coach. Generator is running fine so we have air con and batteries are being charged. Inverter screen is dark.
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Have you checked both breakers on the generator itself? Do you have the same problem from the generator and shore power?
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Check breakers in and feeding inverter.

Worst case scenario is get a plug strip and find an outlet still hot and use it to support needed devices until you go home.
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Old 10-27-2015, 04:14 AM   #6
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Thanks for your input. One plug circuit started working so I took a nap and I'm now headed for home. Needed that plug for Mother in laws O2 equip.
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You lost.. Only one thing.. the inverter.

First. either there are circuit breakers ON THE INVERTER itself or there is a 2nd breaker panel somewhere in the RV.. Find those breakers and reset if possible.. The ones on the inverter are often POST type. (You push, Hard, to reset, there is no "OFF" position)

IF that does not work.. Unplug from shore power, DISCONNECT inverter leads from batteries TURN OFF inverter AT THE INVERTER. (If it has an off switch) Count to at least 10, or have a cup of coffee.

Restore power, then turn the inverter back on at the inverter.

Check your Inverter remote panel.


Final step (Assumes inverter is toast)

Unplug (Always unplug when playing with power) Open inverter connections panel.. Using a SHARPIE (Fine point) label all ROMEX wires as to what they connect

ONE, likely a 10ga, will be connected to AC-IN

The rest, if you have circuit breakers on the inverter, will be the branch circuits.

If you have an inverter sub panel as I do there is only one other and that one is AC OUT In this case skip next paragraph.

Now. You really should use a fuse or breaker to protect the branch lines.. So you connect the BLACK wire on the AC in to one end of the fuse holder.. The other end goes one to each BLACK out wire.
White and green wires are all connected together.

IF you have a sub panel.. Simply connect black to black, white to white, and bare or green to bare or green.

Tape off all connections and protect them against accidental contact (put them in a Junction box) Remove inverter (Taping off 12 volt wires) to a service center.. You now have shore power direct. NO inverter.. You may need to wire in a 3-stage battery charger since the inverter often does that job too.
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Thanks to all for the help. I used the AC plug that was working and made it home. All fused and circuit breakers appear to be working but I'll give it one more good check and then have a technician look it over. I appreciate all the suggestions as they helped me get through the problem and realized I could get home.
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