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Old 09-23-2021, 01:08 PM   #1
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My MH connected to 50amp service will discharge the RV batteries if the power is not turned off for the coach. Also seems to not switch proper to the service and still stays on battey even though the panel indicates it is on 50 amp service. Found that the red wire in coach connection to the service was burned. Here is a picture [not top right red wire. Looking for causes and what I need to do to correct issue.
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Could have been just a loose wire never know now. Repair and keep a check on it.
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Loose burning wires are common in auto transfer switch.

If that line is powering the inverter/charger, and not sending power to it and thru it, the inverter will power all of the things connected to it and not charge the batteries.

If you fix the burnt wire and it still don't charge, you need to look at the inverter/charger. There will be circuit breakers on it that may be tripped.
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Twin boat is on it repair burnt wire
With power still off tighten all connections on transfer switch and EMS
Check operation of transfer switch after...is it transfering? Use your handy voltmeter
Then check inverter for tripped breakers

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Most all transfer switch manufacturers have a torque value for the wire terminals. Wire connections should be checked annually. Good that you found that before there was any major damage.
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Thanks to all who have responded. All information was very helpful. I am going to purchase new transfer switch and cut off burnt wire and replace. Will let you know if this was successfuy
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Thanks to all who have responded. All information was very helpful. I am going to purchase new transfer switch and cut off burnt wire and replace. Will let you know if this was successfuy
You could probably clean up the connection and re-torque as others have said, but replacing the component that was overheated is the safest way to go if you are concerned.

Gonna take a look at mine as I haven't been in there in a while.
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