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Old 02-14-2013, 04:11 PM   #21
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sorry guys no photos, I just go in like a pit bull didn't think about it. the good news everything is up and running, lights, mircowave, refer, heater and radio also all 110v recepticals. converter must be working also. the bad news is the cabinet that houses the panel is not as sturdy as it used to be.

The cause to all the problems: junction box at the end of shore power had a meltdown, two wire nuts had no plastic left and about 4 inches of 110v hot melted to ground causing a hot ground and tripping the gfci, ( so everyone should not bypass gfci for this very reason.)

it's been up and running now for about 15 minutes and have not heard the fan in converter yet, but I guess I wouldn't untill it gets hot, I will be getting a new battery today as soon as I clean up my mess, and will be upgrading the converter in the very near future.

what a load this is off my mind, thanks for all the input.
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:21 PM   #22
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glad you're up and running!
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:27 PM   #23
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yes breakers inside rv show 110v with breakers on, with all breaker off still have a 15 amp breaker with power plus a black wire that was spliced that is still hot 110v
wait, you have power on the non-feed side of an open breaker?

I saw your post about the shore power line meltdown, but somewhere you have power bypassing your breaker box back into a line. I think that is your problem and the melted shore power wiring is the symptom.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #24
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Just an fyi.
When you buy a new converter buy a progressive dynamics.

Ps glad your up and running!

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:53 PM   #25
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shorepower mainline hot black melted to ground and the other black was melted also as it passes through the junction box before feeding the outlet in the cabnet that houses the breaker box and fuse panel. it was hot because of the meltdown and was resting on the hot ground also. it was a mess, the cover plate to the box is blackened, I'm shocked the RV didn't just burn up.
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