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Old 05-23-2011, 08:48 AM   #1
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converter tripping

we just got back from our first camping trip of the season and had a wonderful time this long weekend! one problem we encountered was the breaker that runs the converter would sometimes trip. i first noticed this when the lights were getting dull. i would reset it and it would be ok for awhile but then trip again. it probably tripped 3 times on our 2 day trip. if something on the 12 volt side was overloading wouldnt the fuse blow before it tripped the breaker?? i havent had time to investigate anything since we've been home -thought i would start here first. ideas? similar problem?

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Old 05-23-2011, 08:59 AM   #2
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check your battery first. Any sort of over load can cause the primary side breaker to trip.

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Old 05-24-2011, 07:54 AM   #3
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While researching an unrelated issue, I discovered the converter power breaker ALSO powers the entire AC outlet load in my camper (except for a GFCI protected circuit in the bathroom and the outlets in the Master bedroom).

Why they did not put it on the lower usage bath/bedroom outlets I will never know. (worried about hair dryers?)

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