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Frankie Z 03-24-2016 08:18 PM

Electrical Power to Coach
 
I took Sunseeker out of storage to dewinterize. I have 30 amp service but only 15 amp at home. My question is I am connected to 15 amps,surge protector says everything is fine. Whenever I have power going into coach a small blue light in the electrical cover lights up. The blue light is not lighting up. I have power to my microwave. Can the microwave power up without generator running or electricity running into coach? Could the blue (power on) light be burned out? Also batteries show 3/4 strength when not plugged in but shows full when electrical power is plugged in so I am thinking I am getting electrical power. I know I cannot run very much on 15 amps but is there a definitive way to tell if I am getting electrical power to the coach?

Thanks

caper 03-24-2016 08:34 PM

If your microwave is working then you have power going to the unit. The micro needs 120 volts to run. The blue light could be burnt out. Could you post a picture of the blue light? This would allow a better reply to your question.

5picker 03-24-2016 08:39 PM

Those blue LED indicators in both the shore power cover and the plug are notorious for burning out. Many have reported they had them replaced several times within warranty only to have them go out again. Your rig will power up just fine without the indicator working.

sgtlm17 03-24-2016 09:14 PM

Yup those lights burn out as often as the sun rises and sets.

Mr. Dan 03-24-2016 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by 5picker (Post 1140915)
Those blue LED indicators in both the shore power cover and the plug are notorious for burning out.

5picker is right. I had two blue lights on my 50a cord (not chord). Then I had 1. Now I have none of the alleged blue lights... but I don't care. All power needs are met without those lights.

Frankie Z 03-24-2016 10:27 PM

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MNtraveler 03-24-2016 11:33 PM

The light on the microwave is your proof of AC power. (Also anything that works in a plug socket.) You will be fine on 15 amp power as long as you don't run the A/C or too many other things at once. Just remember that you are plugged into one 15 amp socket for the whole RV, so act accordingly just like you do with one plug socket at home. The microwave works in a plug socket, as does a small space heater - just as each would at home. But if you run both at once you may blow the circuit breaker in the home line - just as would happen in one socket in the house.


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westom 03-25-2016 09:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Frankie Z (Post 1141017)
Thanks

Many companies make LED replacements for incandescent indicator lights. LEDtronics was one I was using 30 years ago.

brandon 2 03-25-2016 02:57 PM

I have an interesting issue with the battery control center in our 2014 Sun Seeker 2500TS Class C. Just got an e-mail from Forest River's Russ Stull and he inform me that the clicking noise in the solenoid in the existing control center is the result of the "Batter Isolation Manager" in the control center. This a Worth electronics brand the parts are no longer available.! Hard to swallow when its only a 2014 year motor home. Russ advises that the whole control center, as a result off this, has to be replaced..
Anyway what battery control center does one replace it with? There are many on e-bay and other sites but want to check if anyone else has had this unfortunate issue,. And what did they replace the Worth Electronics one with.





Brandon2
2014 2500TS
Sun Seeker


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