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Old 07-29-2020, 11:09 AM   #1
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Jensen Radio issue

So I've noticed our radio in our new TT doesn't like our generator. There is a lot of feedback on it, and static. It works fine on DC and when plugged into the house. I also found this morning that all the stations cut out, and then came back on a couple of minutes later.
I'm going to pull the radio tonight and check my connections. Any other ideas?
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Old 07-30-2020, 09:45 AM   #2
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The connections on the back look good. The voltages seem kinda ok. I say kinda, because I found 26 vac on the DC side of the trailer with the generator running. We never had an issue with our other trailer. I'm going to grab a better meter and do some more checking tonight.

As a side question, for those who know a lot more about trailer wiring than I do, when I meter the AC side of things, I have 120 vac from hot to neutral, close to 0 from neutral to ground, but nothing from hot to ground. Since that is something I wouldn't expect is that normal?
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Old 08-03-2020, 05:28 PM   #3
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I hate cheap electrical meters..
So I threw a meter on it, and it is 29 mv ac. I think I can live with that. Still no idea why only the am and FM get messed up with our generator.

Further measuring, I have 120 vac line to neutral and 60 vac line to ground and neutral to ground. I'm going to do more looking when I wire in the surge protector this week.
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Old 08-07-2020, 03:09 PM   #4
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Fixed. Apparently the radio doesn't like the floating neutral in our generator. After I put a surge Protector in, ut showed an Open Ground when hooked up to the generator. I did some googling, which led me to trying a neutral bonding plug. Tried it and no issues.
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