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Old 04-16-2010, 12:46 PM   #11
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I was thinking that your first step should have corrected your problem...it always seems to work for me when I'm perplexed at camp!!
Yeah, I figured I'd start there and save myself the trouble of remembering to do that later.

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Old 04-16-2010, 01:06 PM   #12
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As far as the generator is concerned... it stopped working on the trip previous to this one (I have a post on that in the "Reflection" forum on this site). So all of my testing has been done with with 50 amp cable plugged in to the post at my site.

50AMP plugged in:

All 110 outlets in the coach work (although some weird stuff happens - more on that later)

House batteries are not charging and eventually die if 12V devices are used (some lights, fans, etc...).

If I take a 110V extension cord and use it to plug in my onboard battery charger, the battery charges (weird stuff goes away) and life is good.

Weird Stuff:

While plugged into the 50AMP outlet on the post, and the batteries are low, when you plug in a 110V device (laptop charger, vacuum, proton accelerator) the fan in the bathoom (assuming it's turned on) starts to spin REALLY FAST. When you unplug the 110V device the fan returns to normal speed.

I'm confused.

Does any of this additional information help lead to the miracle cure?

Thanks,
Brian
The fan spinning faster is what bothers me. Have you tried a different pedestal or is this the one you have always used. Sounds like a problem with the neutral leg to me. Might get a circuit tester at Home Depot or other such store and check to make sure the wiring at the pedestal is still working correctly.
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:46 PM   #13
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The fan spinning faster is what bothers me. Have you tried a different pedestal or is this the one you have always used. Sounds like a problem with the neutral leg to me. Might get a circuit tester at Home Depot or other such store and check to make sure the wiring at the pedestal is still working correctly.
I did move the cable to the neighboring site (hook ups on both sides of each site - NICE!) same result. I also used my multi-meter to check the voltage on each leg with respect to ground/neutral. Leg 1 = 110V, Leg 2 - 110V, neutral to ground = 0 volts (which is correct I would assume). No one else in the park seemed to be having the problem. (could be on another phase I suppose though)

One other thing I failed to mention was that I put on my 30AMP adapter and plugged in to the 30AMP outlet. Same result.

I'm beginning the think the first response may be correct. Switcher is broke.

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