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Old 02-21-2014, 03:54 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by fonzie View Post
If the Georgetown was hooked up to the 50 amps supply (120/240 volts) and if the converter was the actual culprit in damaging the other appliances, the only way it could happen as far as I'm concerned, would have been a dead short from the live 120 v supply (L1) in the converter to neutral raising the neutral to 120 volts and actually putting 240 volts across the other appliances which are hooked up to the other leg of the supply (L2). Main circuit breakers should trip, but for that instant that it happens, 240 volts could be present......this is a long shot....
I am with The Fonze here. Sounds like a fried/disconnected/loose Neutral in the Power Center (not the converter which is "part" of the power center).

With no neutral to keep the voltage in the camper at 120 volts, the appliances would "see" 220 volts.

The only question I have is where this neutral loss happened.

If it was at the campground pedestal, the surge guard is designed to stop this.

If it was inside the motor home, it had to be unrelated to the campground and not their fault. Did others at the campground experience power issues?
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