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Old 02-21-2016, 05:22 PM   #1
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Automatic Energy Select Swtich

in my Pulse 2010, under the stove area. It is clicking. It feeds the microwave and water heater, so I'm told. I unplug the microwave and it still clicks, about every 1-2 mins. Is the switch defective or ? Not certain how to isolate the water heater.


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Old 02-23-2016, 11:13 AM   #2
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Not clear as to what you are talking about. "Automatic Energy Select Switch" is not a term I know. You probably have an automatic transfer switch if you have a generator, to switch between 120 v generator power and shore power. The water heater is most likely LP gas, perhaps with a 120 v heating element in addition to the LP gas. That is usually switched manually when you want to conserve LP or maintain hot water. The only other item I can think of would be your converter/charger that takes 120 v power and converts it to 12 v use in the RV and charges the battery. Many have an Inverter/charger that does what the converter/charger does but in addition converts 12 v DC battery power to 120 v AC when not connected to shore power or generator. It switches between the inverter and shore power as a source of 120 v AC. Unless faulty, none of the above switch on and off except the charger function as the battery needs charging.


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The only thing I can think of that might "click" is the gas ignitor for the water heater (or refrigerator). I've also never heard of a "Automatic Energy Select Switch" . Perhaps as Bflinn181 mentioned, you are referring to an ATS.
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Automatic Energery Select.. I can see where two devices might be called that by someone who does not know the proper name

The Automatic Transfer switch (NOT in this case)
and Energery Management (load shedding)_ System. Which he described rather well.

I agree with the Fridge or water heater comments though Likely a DSI
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Old 02-24-2016, 04:55 AM   #5
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It is a device that handles power to water heater and microwave. Since both draw huge amounts of power, if the microwave is being used, it does not allow power to the water heater until microwave power is shut off (done cooking). Power comes in from main circuit breaker. Power out priority is water heater. Power out to microwave is delieverd but the circuit shuts off power to water heater. I gave u trying to figure out what is wrong and dropped it off at Camping World yesterday. I'll post what they find.
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Automatic Energy Select Swtich

If the relay doesn't end up being bad, I wonder if it is just corroded terminals. It appears based on what you describe that your water heater is 110v electric and I suppose it probably is electric and propane, right? Is there also a separate water heater 110v switch or does it automatically go to 110v when the RV is plugged in? The problem could also be the water heater itself if somehow it isn't switching over to 110v or has a bad electric heating element or failed controller and there is an amperage draw problem. Will be interesting to hear what they find.

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