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Old 10-28-2009, 01:51 PM   #1
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Reset button on inverter

I have a 93 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser. My wife and I are relatively new rv'ers and new to this forum. Lately, we have had problems with our 30 amp reset button tripping on our inverter (I think its a freedom but not sure of the model) when we plug in a small space heater or hair dryer. Not at the same time of course. When one of these is plugged in, nothing else would be running and it still trips the reset. I realize a hair dryer especially requires a lot of power but if that's all that running, shouldn't it be ok? Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:21 PM   #2
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I have some problems with a few things plugged in that will trip or reset the inverter. One is a small air compressor and the other that will cause the inverter to reset is a space heater. Even though they were plugged into the GFI circuit, it was the inverter that reset and the GFI breakers did not trip. I think the devices might be putting noise on the AC or spikes that cause the inverter to think there is a problem. Whatever they are doing, the inverter doesn't like it.
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That makes sense. The inverter seems to be doing it's job with charging the batteries and running the furnace and ac unit. Maybe that's normal but it seems that the hair dryer has ran before without kicking the reset button. I don't know. Maybe I'll get some more opinions. Thanks
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Turn off all other breakers not supplying the receptacle feeding the hair dryer or heater. Does the breaker still trip? If not, turn on one breaker at a time and find out which one trips the inverter's breaker. Now find out what that one breaker feed and check into this apparatus.
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One thing to keep in mind is that when a fuse blows its gone and replaced with one of equal capability. When a circuit breaker trips and reset, each time it's reset it a bit weaker than before so eventually it will trip at les and less current.

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You know... A breaker that keeps tripping is an indication of something wrong. Be careful...
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I wonder if you have house battery problems. weak, one dead, low DC voltage
Check the battery water and temp (The inverter may have a battery sensor)

Also, the interverter could be getting too hot

One more: check your inverter setup configuration at the remote station if you have one and look for fault codes and check for the correct configuration

Is the shore power clean, voltage levels good and supplying enough current. Is the inverter configured for the correct shore power max?
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