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Old 05-15-2014, 09:01 PM   #1
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2000 Wildcat plugs Not working

All of a sudden all the plugs are not working. The lights are working.
Looked for fuses, or a GFI reset but couldn't find anything. I am new to this trailer. Anyone give me some guidance.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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Just to make sure, you are plugged into a form of 120 volt shore power? The lights work off of 12 volt DC power ( either from the converter or batteries)

Fuses go to 12 volt things, breakers go to 120 volt things.

Is any of the 120 volt things working? Easy way to check, if equipped with microwave, are the lights on the microwave on?

If so, then you may just have a gfci tripped, which will kill the outlets downstream of it.

It's common to have at least two master GFCI outlets that you can reset. One is usually in the bathroom, and the other is in/near a kitchen area. Try to push the reset button on both these outlets to see if it restores power to the outlets.

If you don't have 120 volt power to the other appliances (microwave, air-conditioner, television, electrical outlets), then your problem may lie in the 120 volt power source/box, power cords, or breakers tripped. I would check all of these to make sure if you don't have 120 volt power in the trailer at all. First thing to check is a tripped breaker at the campground box, or a breaker inside your trailer. Not knowing your particular trailer, it's hard to say exactly where the power panel is in it. They are usually located near the floor somewhere, looking similar to this:





Read at your leisure to gain a better understanding of the 120 volt and 12 volt systems:

http://rvservices.koa.com/rvinformat...lectricity.asp

http://rvservices.koa.com/rvinformat...d-amp-draw.asp
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I just hooked up 2 6 volt batteries in series then hooked the positive wire , and negative to the proper battery terminals. Not on the terminal which are in series (negative to positive). The plugs may have not been working before, but it was a week ago when tried them.
There was a 12 volt deep cycle in the rv previously.
Could a power surge burn out the inverter?

In the fuse box there is a 30 amp and it doesn"t looked burned out. Could it still be defective?
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I just hooked up 2 6 volt batteries in series then hooked the positive wire , and negative to the proper battery terminals. Not on the terminal which are in series (negative to positive). The plugs may have not been working before, but it was a week ago when tried them.

In the fuse box there is a 30 amp and it doesn"t looked burned out. Could it still be defective?
Your outlets aren't protected by fuses, as they are 120 volt AC, which uses breakers, just like in your house. Anything with a fuse is 12 volt DC.

Are you plugged into a form of 120 volt AC power currently? Are your microwave lights on, if equipped?
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Plug into 120, and no light on microwave.
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Could a power surge burn out the inverter?
To correct the terminology:

All RV's have a "converter". This is what takes 120 volt AC power (like you have in your house), and converts it to 12 volt DC power. Your RV's lights, furnace, radio, fans, etc run off of 12 volt DC power....which is supplied from the converter ONLY when hooked up to a form of 120 volt AC power. These things still work when not hooked to 120 volt AC power, because they then draw power directly from the battery.

The converter also functions as a battery charger when hooked up to 120 volt power.

Now, an inverter does the exact opposite. It takes 12 volt DC power, like from your battery....and inverts it to 120 volt AC power to provide power to things that only run off of 120 volt power. You need a big battery bank to run an inverter. Most travel trailers do not have and inverter, as this is usually reserved for motorhomes that have generators or can crank up the motor to recharge the battery banks.
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Plug into 120, and no light on microwave.
OK, you have a 120 volt problem. Your breakers should be near the fuses you described earlier. Are any of them tripped. Turn them completely off and on again.

What are you plugged into for 120 volt AC power. Are you home or at a campground?

On a side note, you just said you changed batteries. You didn't hook them up backwards by any chance the first go around?
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Any idea why there is no power supply to the plugs?
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Any idea why there is no power supply to the plugs?
When you have tried all the previous suggestions, let me know and we'll go from there.

Answering the questions in post #7 will help in diagnosing your problem(s) too.
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OK, you have a 120 volt problem. Your breakers should be near the fuses you described earlier. Are any of them tripped. Turn them completely off and on again.

What are you plugged into for 120 volt AC power. Are you home or at a campground?

On a side note, you just said you changed batteries. You didn't hook them up backwards by any chance the first go around?
None of the breakers, and none of them are tripped. I turned them on , and off - no go.
I'm at home and plugged into 120 volt AC.

No I didn't hook them up backwards at all.
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