Originally Posted by myredracer
The article states the Dometic refrigerator control boards will melt down as the current seeks a new neutral connection, the technician explained. That causes the electricity to jump to the earth ground connected to the chassis via the incoming shore earth ground. This makes no sense.
Not only that. Reading between the lines some supposed "tech" at a dealer used that 15 amp adapter while working on someones rig. He discovered this while operating both the Fridge and AC while using that adapter and who knows what else on the rig, the converter for sure, did he fire up the microwave and heat up his lunch?
One of the comments to that article may say it best.......
"Trying to understand why this article insinuates that this is a Dometic refrigerator flaw. The orientation of these cheap adapters caused the trailer power cord to be plugged in “upside down” resulting in poor connection in the first place. Why any tech would be troubleshooting with one of these adapters negates the rule of having proper power before diagnosing an appliance. Not just refrigerators are impacted by this scenario. Why any 15 or 20 amp shop outlet is not a gfi is an electrical code question.
We as dealers and technicians should be educating our customers in the proper use of the systems on their RV and not providing fodder for class action lawsuits.