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Old 03-01-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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Generator running electrical outlets

I probably asked this question before but memory is fleeting. Running my generator this weekend while on the road wife could only get power out of one of the five wall outlets in living room/kitchen area. Normal or something wrong?
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For me, that would be a problem.

Do they work on shore power and not on generator? (transfer switch or genset problem?)

I'd be checking for the obvious things like, 110VAC breakers off, a GFCI outlet needing reset, loose wire feeding off the breaker, a loose or broken wire in an upstream outlet feeding down to the problem ones, etc.

Are the problem outlets in a slide? (slide action causing a break)

Can you get your hands on the electrical diagrams for your coach?
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Don't forget to check both circuit breakers on both the GenSet and the Inverter.
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I probably asked this question before but memory is fleeting. Running my generator this weekend while on the road wife could only get power out of one of the five wall outlets in living room/kitchen area. Normal or something wrong?
Something is wrong. All outlets should be active while operating Gennie or on shore power. Probably the GFCI plug in the bathroom needs to be reset, but could be the breaker on your inverter.
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On my MH, all outlets run through the inverter. Once when my outlets stopped working while connected to shore power, the inverter circuit went out for one side. One side of your inverter could have blown the circuit breaker and that could be the reason that only one plug is working, that may be the single plug that runs direct 110 volts and is working while the Generator is running. Some Coaches have a single plug that runs direct 110 volts instead of through the inverter.

Check the circuit breakers on your inverter.
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