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Old 10-26-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Angry Big Woops 208v not 120v

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So some how we managed to plug into a 208v supply. I did some tests and found the 120v side to be fine other then the microwave getting fried (I think), I am getting around 2v on the load sides of the low voltage load sides. So I am guessing the converter/charger is shot? I tested all fuses on the front they are fine. It seems the battery is not getting charge any more also. Im guessing we are not the first to make this mistake so if anyone knows what usually pops first, perhaps a fuse I am not seeing or something. If you think it is the converter/charger might you know what I should get to replace it, I don't mind going with a upgrade either. THANK YOU FOR READING!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:06 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear about your problem,but all of your Checking after could have been prevented by Checking (Before) pluging in. Youroo!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear about your problem,but all of your Checking after could have been prevented by Checking (Before) pluging in. Youroo!!
Thank you captain obvious, very helpful. Ill remind the wife.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #4
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Thank you captain obvious, very helpful. Ill remind the wife.
Nice reply I see you went from (We) to (Wife) nice cover! Youroo!!
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #5
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Yep, not the first. Here's another thread that will help: Electrical issues (or just stupid)

If you need to replace your Converter, upgrade it to a Progressive Dynamics unit. Much better.

Hopefully the air conditioners weren't on at the time. Was water heater or fridge on electric?
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #6
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Nah, the dog did it.

Honestly, I have never checked the voltage output. Most of our/me/DW/we don't have a dog to blame is without power or a state campground. That would have fried my TT too.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Nice reply I see you went from (We) to (Wife) nice cover! Youroo!!
She feels bad enough about it didn't want to add salt to the wounds and my wife and I are a team. It is what it is. Anywhoo im done feeding the forum troll.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:43 PM   #8
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Yep, not the first. Here's another thread that will help: Electrical issues (or just stupid)

If you need to replace your Converter, upgrade it to a Progressive Dynamics unit. Much better.

Hopefully the air conditioners weren't on at the time. Was water heater or fridge on electric?
Thanks much Barry for the constructive post, I am pretty sure every thing was off. I had our baby in my arms when she plugged in, I heard popping coming from the microwave and ran outside to unplug the cord.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:09 PM   #9
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There may be additional damage to control boards, etc. Many modern appliances have 12Vdc on all the time to keep the various control functions ready for use. You really won't know for sure until you start trying to use things.

Friend with a 28' TT ended up with a $1200 bill after they did the same and nothing was actually switched on when the plug went in.

If the outlet is not at a recognised RV place, there's a good chance it's wired for the kind of circuit residential clothes dryers use. The sockets are almost identical and the higher voltage on will take a TT-30 plug. I have a couple of dog-bone adapters. One goes from the TT-30 size to a residential 115 female outlet. If I have any doubts, I'll check the 15A side with a DVM to make sure.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:23 PM   #10
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After reading all these posts...I'm a little nervous...we where at the track over the weekend and our generator output switch got changed to 208/120.....the micro was on, but it immediately shut down and the breaker on the generator tripped. I assume this could still have done some damage. So I guess I'm kinda in the same boat as everyone...where can a guy get info on checking the microwave, finding and checking the inverter, and any thing else that might need checking. I don't remember any of the breakers in the trailer actually tripping...so I'm hoping the main on the generator may have saved the trailer? Maybe? Just trying to be optimistic here....lol. BTW...it's a 2004 Work And Play toy hauler.....
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