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Old 08-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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rep/conv. on electric control box circuit breaker

What does this mean? Also, why might it be tripped and not reset for me. I have a 2008 Forest River Lexington with 6000 miles, I just purchased. We are on our maiden voyage and it was working when we bought it and during our dry run in the backyard a couple weeks ago. Not sure if related but my entertainment area above the cab lost it's power but the fuses look good. Any ideas? Thanks

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Old 08-05-2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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Are you asking what do the words "rep/conv." mean when found on a circuit breaker?

"Conv" might refer to a power converter, the unit that converts 120v power to 12v and also charges batteries. Not sure about "rep" though.

If a breaker trips and won't reset, there is probably a continuous overload on the circuit. Have you tried resetting it while shore power is disconnected or turned off (and no generator either).

If it won't reset with no power in the coach, I would replace the breaker.

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Rep might mean receptacle. If so, it should have been abbreviated "recp." In other words, the circuit breaker protect a conductor circuit for receptacles and the converter as Gary has mentioned.
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Thanks gentlemen. I think it is recp but it's written rep. I have no outlets on the bed and front and it does appear that my batteries are not charging so I think that follows. When I am off power the breaker still trips so I think it may be the breaker. I'm hoping to get it checked this week.
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