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Old 11-19-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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I'm wondering why my IPAD and cell charger connections become hot with 2 outlets in our 5er and other outlets never. The small table between the swivel chairs has an outlet on each side of table. When either item mentioned above are plugged in the side of the table the connection becomes hot. This doesn't happen if they are plugged in under cupboards. Thanks!
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Do you have a DMM (Digital Multi-Meter)? I would see what voltage you're getting at those outlets. That could cause the power adapter to worker harder to produce the voltage required for your device.
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Suggest unhooking from shore power and pull the outlets and inspect for loose connections. If the wires are just pushed into the outlets, pull them out and reconnect using the screw connections.
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Suggest unhooking from shore power and pull the outlets and inspect for loose connections. If the wires are just pushed into the outlets, pull them out and reconnect using the screw connections.
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I hate the push in connectors on outlets.
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Thank you. Obviously I'm not an electrician but will find someone to do this. I know enough that it doesn't seem right to almost burn your fingers pulling out an IPAD or cell! Thanks again.
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Suggest unhooking from shore power and pull the outlets and inspect for loose connections. If the wires are just pushed into the outlets, pull them out and reconnect using the screw connections.
What OldCoot said. Loose electrical connections cause heat. Please find someone to check it out ASAP.
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I'm wondering why my IPAD and cell charger connections become hot with 2 outlets in our 5er and other outlets never. The small table between the swivel chairs has an outlet on each side of table. When either item mentioned above are plugged in the side of the table the connection becomes hot. This doesn't happen if they are plugged in under cupboards. Thanks!

Was the problem with the hot receptacle's resolved?
If so, what was it?
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:24 PM   #8
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Hi this is how you can fix yourself.

Disconnect shore power

Remove plate from receptacle (if there are no screws it will pop off if you place a screw driver behind plate and pull out on it, top and bottom)

Remover receptacle from outlet box. If there is no box they are flip wings that attach to wall board.

Look for any loose wires. (If it was the kind with no box then you will have to snap the receptacle apart, clips on side of receptacle)

If you have any burn or hot spots the receptacle will need to be replaced. Receptacles installed in boxes can be found at a local Lowes or home depot. If it is the type that has no box they can be found at a camper store or and mobile home service company.

Reinstall receptacle, problem should be solved.

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What OldCoot said. Loose electrical connections cause heat. Please find someone to check it out ASAP.
Agreed, have all of the outlets checked.
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We are now in Laughlin for about 6 weeks and I will have a family member look at the outlet during their visit. I'm NOT using the outlets that give off heat. Will update as soon as this is completed. Wondering if poor wiring/defective wiring is common with new RV'S? Or did I buy a lemon? Our Keystone and Jayco TT were perfect in every way and we never encountered such problems in all the years we owned them. Contemplating trading it off now...after our trip.
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