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Old 08-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #1
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Question Breaker Panel ?

I was looking at the panel today and noticed I have a 15amp breaker that has Gen written beside it. Does this mean it is for a generator or what? I don't have a generator so what else could it be?

I have a 2004 Sierra 5th Wheel with 30amp service just to cover what I have.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Darn I was hoping to get some kind of response about this. Because if it is not being used I could use it for some other circuit.
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:13 AM   #3
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Might be specific to Sierra.

If that breaker is to feed (or be fed from) an on board generator (and you do not have that option) there won't be a wire connected to it. I would remove the cover and look.

If there is a wire, a trace would be in order to see where it goes. Is there a "home" for a generator in the Sierra? There might be a switch over relay setup in there that uses that breaker.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Well I looked and there are 2 black wires going to it. How would you do a trace to see where they go? I am new to all this.
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:09 PM   #5
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My sabre has same thing.
But no gennie .
I'm guessing it's labeled on all of them that way.
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If I could find out where the wires go I may be able to use it for something else.
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Old 08-23-2012, 06:50 AM   #7
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Can anyone tell me how to trace these wires as I have turned off the breaker but can't figure out what they go to?
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You could try this.

Turn off ALL circuit breakers EXCEPT the generator one.

Use Amazon.com: Greenlee GT-16 Adjustable Non-Contact Voltage Detector: Home Improvement to find the wire path and where it goes.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:19 AM   #9
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Www.powerprobe.com
Also makes a device to trace wires I believe.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:34 AM   #10
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If you have a Harbor Freight store nearby they have a couple of circuit tracers
Circuit Breaker Detective
Or this cable tracker
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