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Old 07-17-2016, 07:16 PM   #71
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Generator Issue?

I have a Furion switch and no troubles after 3 years.
We live in Texas with over 100 degree temp.
Just finished a Galveston trip and the switch never disengaged.
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Old 07-17-2016, 09:08 PM   #72
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I think it's a heat issue with the transfer switch....

Anybody NOT having an issue, what type of transfer switch do you have?? Brand?? Etc.
I was camping in 75-80 degree weather at 2100 feet and it happened to me once with both AC's.

Has anyone thought about the actual gauge of the wiring not being big enough?
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Old 07-17-2016, 10:26 PM   #73
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Generator Issue?

After reading all this I would try changing my capacitors on my A/C's. The reason why I would try this is because of what I'm reading it is happening on A/C start up. Going down the road 2 hrs are the A/C's kicking in after reaching temps. Just a thought outside the box.


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Old 07-17-2016, 10:48 PM   #74
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After reading all this I would try changing my capacitors on my A/C's. The reason why I would try this is because of what I'm reading it is happening on A/C start up. Going down the road 2 hrs are the A/C's kicking in after reaching temps. Just a thought outside the box.


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I've had hard start capacitors added to both of units for 2 years, no resolve. My transfer switch is also a Furrion, I've even replaced it, no resolve.


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Old 07-17-2016, 10:49 PM   #75
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Ok. So scratch that idea. I didn't catch that.


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Old 07-17-2016, 10:50 PM   #76
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My transfer doesn't have a name on the panel. Not sure what it is.


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Old 07-17-2016, 10:58 PM   #77
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Do you ever get a breaker tripping inside of the coach when on Gen or Shore power?


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Old 07-18-2016, 08:07 AM   #78
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Couple of things.

First, my ACs run non-stop in this temp as they can never get the coach temp down to the set temp (typically 70-75) until nightfall. So , driving down the road I do not think the ACs are cycling on/off unless they just do that as part of their programming/build design.

Second, the breaker for my front AC does trip, but only if the unit is running and I switch from shore to generator or vice versa. No other times. I have learned to turn off both AC units when switching back and forth.

Ok, on to additional information. Yes, the exhaust pipe appears tun directly behind the generator. But, to get back to an earlier point I made and to pull in a though a couple of posts ago, my transfer switch gets so darn hot while driving that you can not touch the case. I do not know if this is due to the switch working so falling in and out, or if it is falling in and out because it is so darn hot.

I suspect the latter as everything in that storage area with the transfer switch is blistering hot. Ambient temp makes it hot. Heated air from engine and transmission flowing back to it make it even hotter. And, surprise, this storage area is just behind the rear axle and the exhaust pipe sticks out just in front of the axle, so the heated air from the exhaust is exiting right in front of this storage area.

I don't know. Just wild stabs in the dark right now as I have no way to duplicate the problem without a 2+ hour drive in the heat.
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Everyone - check the last page of this post:

AC shuts off when on generator

Seems to be a possible resolution if the problem is with the transfer switch.

Any way to bring these two threads together?
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Everyone - check the last page of this post:

AC shuts off when on generator

Seems to be a possible resolution if the problem is with the transfer switch.

Any way to bring these two threads together?

Not threads but your hot switch problem most likely being caused by very badly, pitted contractor switch pads. Condition due to multiple opening/closing operations with mid to high current. Once damaged the conditions only worsen. Bad contact equals heat under load as you experience. Ideally the switch should be engaged only with minimal load both opening and closing. This applies to shore power as well. Not for sure if contacts can be changed, very unlikely they can be refaced. Eventually the box can catch fire if neglected.


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