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Old 09-09-2018, 05:07 PM   #1
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A friend has a Cedar Creek 5er. He bought 2 new batteries (12v), installed them and used his adapter to plug into a 30 amp outlet. A few weeks later the batteries were dead. He plugged into a 50 amp outlet when he got to the campground and the batteries charged. It seems that the converter isn't on the hot leg from the adapter. How does he fix this? Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2018, 05:16 PM   #2
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A 30 amp adapter feeds power to both legs, unless the adapter is defective. He needs to test it with a multimeter or volt meter.
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Old 09-09-2018, 06:48 PM   #3
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I'll see him on Tuesday and help him test his adapter. Will report back with the results.

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A 30 amp adapter feeds power to both legs, unless the adapter is defective. He needs to test it with a multimeter or volt meter.
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A 30 amp adapter feeds power to both legs, unless the adapter is defective. He needs to test it with a multimeter or volt meter.
That seems like it would be a big problem if there were any 220V appliances in his trailer.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:26 AM   #5
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That seems like it would be a big problem if there were any 220V appliances in his trailer.
can't get 220 from a 30 amp outlet anyway. Single hot leg only. Any 220 appliance (if there were one) would see 0 volts between identical hot legs.
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,,,used his adapter to plug into a 30 amp outlet. A few weeks later the batteries were dead...
there might be a few more questions to answer before we jump to assumptions:

- was the 30amp outlet 'LIVE' ?
- was the outlet's breaker tripped?

otherwise, is he SURE he actually HAD power while plugged into the 30amp outlet?
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there might be a few more questions to answer before we jump to assumptions:

- was the 30amp outlet 'LIVE' ?
- was the outlet's breaker tripped?

otherwise, is he SURE he actually HAD power while plugged into the 30amp outlet?
We'll check those things out as well.

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