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Old 10-12-2017, 02:55 PM   #1
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Converter tripping breaker

Me and my wife just purchased a 1981 Tioga in good condition but I noticed that the converter is tripping breaker , and while running gen. The light aren't being powdered by gen., any tips
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Assuming you mean the 120vac breaker on the input is tripping. Disconnect the 12vdc output and see if still tripping. If yes (likely) replace the converter with a quality multistage unit.
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I did , I hoped that it didn't need replacing
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Me and my wife just purchased a 1981 Tioga in good condition but I noticed that the converter is tripping breaker , and while running gen. The light aren't being powdered by gen., any tips



Is this your first MH? I only ask to see if you fully understand the various voltages going on with your Tioga.
On shore power or with the generator your battery/converter should provide the approximately 12VDC for the lights, furnace motor, water pump, fridge electronics, etc.
What condition is your house battery? (not the chassis battery that starts the engine)
Scenario #1 on shore power; Converter off because of tripped breaker. Lights work because battery is charged and hooked up.

If that is the case than the lights would still work when the genset is on. This makes me wonder if your batteries are charged. It also makes me wonder if the converter is really tripped. Also, are you sure the generator is outputting 120VAC?

Often the converter is on a breaker with other items. You could have something else tripping the breaker. Are you talking about a breaker in the motorhome or at the power panel?

I'm only asking so many questions so that we can try and help.
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Okay , do everything was working giif igf of gen. And then the lights turned off and water pump stopped. So at first I followed wires to water pump and discontinued power to pump and reset breaker, everything was good so I followed the wires to converter and it would cause light yo stop and breaker trip, . the converter would click once connected to breaker while at the same time light going off, so at this point I have water pump and converter disconnected from breaker
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Battery good?
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I am wondering if the battery is hooked up backwards. That would explain everything you describe.
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Nope I checked, I'm at a lost
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Hi ! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! OKCNewbie gave you good info. Keep her between the ditches!

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