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Old 08-30-2016, 10:32 PM   #15
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Thanks everyone!!! I did forget that we are indeed using the refrigerator on electric also at the time of these breaker pops. Now, just so you know it hasn't always popped when we run the microwave and the air and refrig, and radio, and some lights; and it still wasnt even doing it everytime this past weekend we run everything at once... BUT, I'm starting to think we maybe dont have a "breaker problem", but a "asking for too much power at once problem".

I will continue to take steps mentioned here and monitor the situation...


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Old 09-01-2016, 04:20 PM   #16
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Oh, one other thing; Seems to us we USED to be able to run the refrig, Air, Microware, couple lights, couple radios and a fan before with no problems....

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Old 09-01-2016, 04:22 PM   #17
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My gen in my 28' Coachmen Freedom (Onan 2800) is right at it's limit with AC on and microwave (24 amps). You may be asking a little too much of yours to run the AC and micro and the other stuff (of course I don't know the current draw of your AC and micro so can't tell for sure).
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Old 09-02-2016, 05:49 AM   #18
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Check your power and ground wires from the generator out to the rest of the coach. If you have poor connections, especially bad ground, which is common, you can lose some current-carrying capability.
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:07 AM   #19
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Agree with checking the power connections but the ground wire, in a 120 volt circuit, should never carry current. That would be a ground fault !
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:21 AM   #20
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Replacing the breaker would be a cheap possible fix.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:07 PM   #21
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I will clean up ground tomorrow, but I made major leaps and bounds today as far as understanding how much power all our different items use. Borrowed an amp clamp meter and found the follow usage per item:

Refrigerator: 2.7 amps
Air conditioner: 14.4 amps
Hair Dryer: 12.1 amps
Water Heater: 10.1 amps
Microwave: 13.7 amps
Crock Pot #1: 2.0 amps
Crock Pot #2: 2.5 amps
Large Tower Fan: .3 amps
Water Pump: 1.0 amps
Light (single bulb): .3 to .5 amps
Radio (single) : .1 amps
TV switch box & cable converter box & external speaker: .3 amps

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