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Old 12-22-2017, 01:50 PM   #11
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As a home inspector I have one of these and have used it for the purpose you're talking about. In case of my trailer I could get within 3 inches and it would set off the meter. Good advice! In my case the adaptor I was using to plug it into shore power was the problem as I recall. Another thing that it would do is trip a GFI breaker immediately as soon as you plugged it in. That issue too went away when I fixed the problem. If anyone out there is having this issue I would recommend starting at the power cord and working backwards. Buy or borrow a new cord and try it.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:51 PM   #12
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Actually I just recalled now it was my hot water tank element that was causing my problem along with the un-grounded adaptor.
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Old 12-22-2017, 01:53 PM   #13
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As a home inspector I have one of these and have used it for the purpose you're talking about. In case of my trailer I could get within 3 inches and it would set off the meter. Good advice! In my case the adaptor I was using to plug it into shore power was the problem as I recall. Another thing that it would do is trip a GFI breaker immediately as soon as you plugged it in. That issue too went away when I fixed the problem. If anyone out there is having this issue I would recommend starting at the power cord and working backwards. Buy or borrow a new cord and try it.
I just realized we resurrected an 18 month old thread but anything to get electrical safety posts seen by everyone possible is good.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:03 AM   #14
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Do not forget to check the strain relief device on any AC volt cable. I found over the years where the cable insulation has chaffed through on the metal strain reliefs especially on the shore power cord and the main supply cable at the converter/power distribution panel.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:03 AM   #15
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Check your ground where you are plugged in at. My wife always did and I never did, probably because of body resistance, but I ignored her for a long time, then I put in a surge protector, and Bam, it wouldn't let me power up because garage was missing a ground.
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