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Old 12-23-2018, 10:12 PM   #1
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Emergency (electrical); help please

I live alone in a Ceder Creek Cottage and all my electric is out. My RV guy and friend is out of town but just told me to find my converter to get the particulars from it so I can order one. Problem is I have no idea where it is located. Does anyone know where it is? I would be ever so grateful!!
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Old 12-23-2018, 10:35 PM   #2
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I'm not sure where your converter is but other things could be the cause. Do you know if your AC is out? ( Does the TV or other house hold appliances work? Or is it just 12volt stuff like lights. You may be better off calling a mobile RV service if you're not comfortable trouble shooting your self.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:03 PM   #3
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Start at the power pedestal and check your connections, chances are something has come loose. Maybe the breaker at the pedestal itself. Your fuse panel is the next suspect, breakers and fuses are simple to check. Post a picture of your power distribution panel and we will try to help.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:05 PM   #4
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Converter should not affect your 110v. Converter converts 110ac to 12v dc. Have you checked your circuit breakers? When re-setting breakers push to right and then back to left till it clicks in place. Does everyone around you have 110 AC?
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If all power is off, I will echo the advice to check the breaker at the power pedestal. Is the clock on your microwave off?

Converter is inside a rectangular panel, often under the refrigerator, pantry, or on an unused wall with space behind it. Usually black or dark brown. Can be opened either by pushing and releasing front panel or twisting a rectangular button with a slot in it. A dime often works as a tool to turn.

With panel open you'll see circuit breakers. The Main Breaker is usually the top one in the column. Also visible will be several fuses but these are all for 12 v side.

I have tripped the main breaker once or twice when running heaters on high and plugging in toaster or coffee maker. Look for a circuit breaker handle that is out of line with the others. Turn off then back on. Should now line up with rest and restore power.
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Old 12-24-2018, 05:24 PM   #6
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Did we figure out the problem?
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Posting a reply is nice, some wait to see if the first answers given have fixed the problem.
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Old 12-26-2018, 10:28 AM   #9
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:41 PM   #10
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emergency help answer

I'm sorry I didn't answer all your posts right away. I'm new to all this. I am still in the same boat until my tech gets back to town in several days. My question to this forum was to ask if anyone knew where my converter might be. I still don't know that yet. I thank you for your help but that is apparently not the problem. I do have an extension cord running inside to power a light and to keep my and phone charged while the battery charger is on. My over head lights are running as is the light on the microwave but I can't use them until the problem is solved. I can use the heater a little too. Anyway, thank you for your suggestions.
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