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Old 09-04-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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some 110 outlets not working

I guess i should have stayed with the trailer i had for 15 years, as i never had any trouble nor did i have to spend any money on anything but one set of tires. I have a tradewinds motorhome 2000 model 7373 with only 35 thousand miles on it. It was kept in a temp controlled storage while not being used. The problem i am haveing now is that some of the 110 outlets are not working. The bedroom, the one by the in the kitchen area, and the one for a computer in the living area. All other outlets are working fine, and these were up until today. I am wondering if it is a battery problem or an inverter problem. I have built a cover for the motorhome and the solar panels are now covered. Could this be the problem?, but why are some working and some not No breakers are kicked. I talked to an inverter specialist and he told me how to set the inverter and afterwards i told him what it was doing and he said it was working as it should. Its a combo inverter-charger. The unit has one green light blinking on chg. gel 1 and one solid green light on chg. wet. Can anyone help me on this. Thanks, Rivrduk

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The 120 vac receptacles have nothing to do with the solar charger or batteries as they are 12 vdc. It sounds like a GFCI (ground fault circuit interrupter) has tripped. They are the receptacles that have a "test" and "reset" button in the center of them. You might have on in the bathroom, kitchen or outside compartment that also protects others downstream. Find this GFCI receptacle and reset it. Keep us posted as to what you find.

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Thanks for answering my problem, I guess i have to say that i dummed up, I did some yard work yesterday and somehow the shore power got unplugged, and i could not see it as it has an all-weather cover over it. I did check what you said and the bathroom one was hot, but the kitchen one was not. I tested the plug and no power was coming through it. However the TV worked, and the microwave worked,and i then tried to turn on one of the air conditioners and it just clicked, and did not come on. Then ole dummie here, went outside and sure enough it had come unplugged. I guess the things that worked were working off the inverter. Another lesson learned. I appreciate your suggestion and all the others that have helped me with my motorhome. I am special Ed in electronics LOL. Thanks again. Rivrduk
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rivrduk, here is a link that may help you and here is another.
Allot of reading but good reference when needed.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:04 PM   #5
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Simple, understandable language and illustrations. I really appreciate you answering my questions with such common language. I now will not be totally dumb about how the electrical system on my motorhome works, and i am going to get the Polarity-voltage tester and the surge tester if it is not built into my Inverter. I shall see if it is and if it is putting out sine waves. I think it has both, but not sure, but will find out tomorrow. Thanks again for this info, it will be most helpful. Rivrsuk
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