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Old 04-07-2019, 08:20 PM   #1
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Why does my breaker panel have 2 30 amp breakers jumpered together? PD 4560 power center.
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Old 04-07-2019, 08:36 PM   #2
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Might be for a dryer
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Doesn't have a dryer. May have something to do with an inverter and residential refrigerator that was added. I have owned 3 class c (30amp) motorhomes and have not seen this set up. I don't know enough about electricity to understand why the breakers are tied together and jumpered. I have also not had a residential fridge before.
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Why does my breaker panel have 2 30 amp breakers jumpered together? PD 4560 power center.
that has to be a split buss 50 amp panel. They must have run out of the right ones. A 30 amp panel does not need a 2 pole breaker. A 50 amp panel is split 50 amps to the right and 50 amps to the left. Thus the jumper on the 30 amp two pole.
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Might be for a dryer
that's the main breaker. No dryer involved.
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I believe if you follow the bottom black wire out, it will go to the shore power feed. Behind the two breakers, you will find the feeder buss split between the breakers, left breaker feeds power to everything to the left, right one to the right.
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Why does my breaker panel have 2 30 amp breakers jumpered together? PD 4560 power center.
Is your Forester a 30 or 50 amp shore power supply? Also did you bought it new or used?
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Is your Forester a 30 or 50 amp shore power supply? Also did you bought it new or used?
It is very obvious that what is shown is a 30 amp 120 volt service
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Looks to me that someone used a 50a power distribution box for a 30a shore power service and removed the 50a double breaker and installed a 30a double.

Why else would you jumper the two 30a breakers together (with the jumper below the 30a breakers) if you weren't trying to accomplish what a 50a distribution box does with two hot legs coming into it.

Just as cavie said in post #4.
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It is very obvious that what is shown is a 30 amp 120 volt service
I agree with Cavie, you can see at the bottom of the double pole 30 amp breaker, a jumper wire....which indicates a single feed is coming from a 30 amp 120 volt shore power.
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