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Old 03-03-2016, 10:22 PM   #1
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Breaker trips when battery is on and we plug in .

Has anyone else had this issue? When the battery disconnect is in the on position and we plug the 30 amp plug in the breaker trips. I have been turning the battery disconnect off then plugging in and it doesn't seem to trip.

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Old 03-04-2016, 08:42 AM   #2
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Which breaker is tripping?

Is it a GFCI breaker?

Once plugged in, does it trip if you turn the disconnect on?
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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Yes, which breaker is tripping?
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:38 AM   #4
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It is the one for the converter,after it trips lights are dim assuming running battery alone. So far when I turn it off then plug in then turn it back on it hasn't tripped
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Old 03-04-2016, 10:51 AM   #5
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It sounds like you might have a bad battery.
The load of a shorted cell or bad battery might cause the converter to trip do
to the inrush of current as it starts trying to charge the battery(s).

Suggest you have battery checked for proper level of electrolite as well as
giving it a complete charge and then do a load test on it.

My lights do NOT dim when I switch off shore power. Yours shouldn't either.
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Old 03-04-2016, 11:40 AM   #6
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X2 everything Dan said above!

Most auto part stores will load test a battery for you.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #7
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X3 Converter is trying to charge a dead or shorted battery ( looks like a short to converter). Take battery out. and have it tested at an auto parts store.
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Old 03-04-2016, 02:04 PM   #8
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Battery switch

Have you been into the batteries and have them wired in backwardsp
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:44 PM   #9
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My 2014 3100 Sunseeker will occasionally trip the converter breaker. There isn't any set pattern, it just trips randomly. The batteries have been tested to be good and there is no dimming of lights when just running on batteries and the battery power will stay at full or 2/3 for a really long time. I did try to isolate the slide out by only running the slide on battery power (thinking the extra power to operate the slide was tripping the breaker), but that did not seem to have any bearing on the problem. Slide worked fine and then I would plug in and breaker would stay on. It doesn't happen very often, but it would be nice to have it corrected. I'm having to assume that the converter is asking the circuit breaker for too much power when it trips. I guess it could be a weak breaker or a defective converter. Don't know....
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:12 PM   #10
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Replace the cheap FR breaker with a Cutler Hammer or Eaton. The ones that come in rv's are the cheapest ones built.
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