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Old 01-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Converter 8955PEC blowing fuse for 110v

2009 Rockwood, while camping I lost the 110v plugs in the kitchen area along with the 110v lighting in kitchen area. Changed 15 amp fuse (second position) identified in panel "KIT". Back home, keeping camper fully powerd from house I check to find the fuse blew again. This time while replacing it sparked and blew (2 more) when trying to put it in. I have checked all wiring to the plugs and lighting affected and no issues. HELP
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Old 01-04-2014, 12:16 PM   #2
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Your 110 plugs are controlled by one or more gfci plugs normally in the bathroom and or kitchen.
They should not be controlled by said fuses but instead by a normal household circuit breaker.

You may have two or more issues going on.

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Old 01-04-2014, 12:23 PM   #3
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You are correct, GFCI in kitchen, operating with a heater plugged in and night light in the bathroom plug lite. They have a different connection the converter / power source. I appreciate the input, please keep it coming.
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What are the fuses that are blowing controlling?
Are they listed?

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Opening door on converter it shows "KIT". Only the 2 110v plugs (not GFCI plug) 2 110v lights and the exhaust fan over stove are not working without this fuse.
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The kitchen lighting would be 12V DC as was the 15A fuse you replaced. If it blow the fuse every time, you must have a short somewhere in that circuit. The kitchen plugs are 110V AC and wouldn't be related to the lighting problem.

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Dave you are correct, just plugged a lamp in and yes the 110v plugs are working and I confirmed the other ights all have a 12v type bulb. So I have a short in that circuit somewhere.
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I'd be guessing that the short is in one of the light fixtures. You could try to determine which one by disconnecting the wiring to one of the fixtures and seeing if the fuse blows...process of elimination. If it's one of the light fixture and it's not obvious or correctable, they're not expensive to replace.

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Dave that will be my plan, I have already checked one and will continue down this path. Appreciate everyone's input.

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Dave that will be my plan, I have already checked one and will continue down this path. Appreciate everyone's input.

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When you get the issue fixed please report back.
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