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Old 10-27-2020, 09:08 PM   #1
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1999 Fleetwood Southwind Storm. Xantrex power converter Tripping breaker

Hi. I have a 1999 Fleetwood storm. Every time we plug into house power (15amp) it trips the outlet breaker eventhough the AC is not on. I tried turning off the coach’s A/C and microwave breaker off, it still trips. Is that normal? Because on my other RV it’s just fine if the AC is not running. Thank you everyone for your opinion.
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Just to clarify ; your tripping the circuit breaker in the house 120 volt supply panel , not just a GFCI outlet ?

Have you had the RV to a park site where you could plug into 30 or 50 amp service?
If so did you trip the post breaker there?
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Your battery charger, part of the inverter, is probably drawing too much current causing breaker to trip. Try using a separate battery charger to first charge chassis batterie(s) and then the coach batteries. After fully charged, plug in coach to see if your problem has gone away. If it does, suggest you have a 30 amp outlet installed.
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Sounds to me that your tripping a GFCI ( Outlet breaker ).

They are not overload breakers, they are electric shock protector breakers.

Some RVs just trip them, some have issues that cause them to trip.

You could try using one if the old fashion ground plug adaptor. It will stop nuisance tripping but still protect you from shock.

You would need to bend or cut off the tab.Click image for larger version

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Sounds to me that your tripping a GFCI ( Outlet breaker ).

They are not overload breakers, they are electric shock protector breakers.

Some RVs just trip them, some have issues that cause them to trip.

You could try using one if the old fashion ground plug adaptor. It will stop nuisance tripping but still protect you from shock.

You would need to bend or cut off the tab.Attachment 306252
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I understand how the adapter without the ground tab will eliminate nuisance trips. I dont understand how anyone is still protected from shocks.
Can you elaborate?
My thinking is there is some neutral to ground connection aboard the MH and will present some current to the grounding system. If /when someone becomes the path from chassis ground to "earth" aren't they subject to shock?
As always I appreciate the education.
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Sounds to me that your tripping a GFCI ( Outlet breaker ).

They are not overload breakers, they are electric shock protector breakers.

Some RVs just trip them, some have issues that cause them to trip.

You could try using one if the old fashion ground plug adaptor. It will stop nuisance tripping but still protect you from shock.

You would need to bend or cut off the tab.Attachment 306252
Your trick works great! I plug the cut of adapter to an extension hub (with the reset button) then to the gfci outlet. In any case, it shouldn’t cause fire should it?
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