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Old 08-31-2011, 02:45 PM   #1
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Gen stops when shore power is hooked up

1999 Winsor . With shore power hooked up started 7.5 w onan gen and after the 45 sec warm up the gen would stop.. unhooked shore power and gen would run normal with no stopping.. ( tried this in serveral different locations with same result) Monaco tech support is telling me that gen power should be ok to run with shore power hooked up.. Transfer switch issue perhaps.. looking for advice and others operational experences..

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should of said " gen stops with shore power hooked up. "
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1999 Winsor . With shore power hooked up started 7.5 w onan gen and after the 45 sec warm up the gen would stop.. unhooked shore power and gen would run normal with no stopping.. ( tried this in serveral different locations with same result) Monaco tech support is telling me that gen power should be ok to run with shore power hooked up.. Transfer switch issue perhaps.. looking for advice and others operational experences..

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should of said " gen stops with shore power hooked up. "
James,

Do you have an auto gen start device. If you do, turn it off and see if the generator will run while shore power is connected.

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I do not have auto start for the generator ... but a good question.. are others able to use gen with shore power hooked up?
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I do not have auto start for the generator ... but a good question.. are others able to use gen with shore power hooked up?
Yes, one can run and use the generator while connected to shore power. The transfer switch defaults to the generator so any time the generator is running it is energized and power from the gen set is connected to the coach. When the gen set stops the transfer switch contactor drops out and the coach is connected back to shore power.

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Might this have something to do with 30 amp vs. 50 amp service? Thinking my older coach does the same thing, but it has a manual selector switch that allows me to switch between front and rear A/C's when on shore power. I've always blamed that for the issue.

In any case, I'm concerned about contacts when switching under load. I generally will turn off the A/C's and unplug the land line prior to switching to gen power out of respect for those if nothing else. FWIW
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James,

A couple of dynamics may be at work here. My genset is seems fuel-starved at the end of a day's drive...even though the fuel tank has not been less than 1/2 full. I've assumed that the problem is a small slug of air in the genset fuel line, and once that's cleared (the genset dies at about 45 -to- 90 seconds of running), it will start and run without further stalling.

The other dynamic? You've probably observed that the genset, once started, does not immediately supply power to your rig. There is a delay (25 seconds or so?) before the transfer switch actually throws and the genset is now loaded with whatever is turned "on" in the RV. Sometimes what is "on" presents a real jolt of load....such as a combination of hot-water-heater power and/or other AC -powered devices. Because the genset is not fully warmed up yet, this "jolt" may be of such magnitude that the ECM cannot recover from it, and the genset stalls. But once warmed up, all is OK.

Have you observed any of this? I personally have just chalked this up to "it ain't new anymore."
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