Originally Posted by duradiesel
We were dry camping last weekend using solar panels to keep the batteries charged . We were going to use the microwave on generator power but no outlets had power . All the breakers are set . . I ran an extension cord in & plugged the microwave in; i worked just fine . Plugged in at home everything is fine. I have installed a P.I. 50 amp hard wired protector in. Could it be the ground that's the problem? The battery's were charging off the generator.
There are several things here that could be wrong.....especially since you have a 50 amp RV (which has two hot legs L1 and L2), plugged into a generator. We need a little more information to really ascertain where the problem could be.
First off, what generator are you using and how did you connect to it (ie what connection on the generator did you plug into and if/did you use some kind of adapter)
Did you notice an error code on your Progressive Industries protector when connected to the generator, and if so, what was the error code. The PI protector will shut off electricity to your RV if certain conditions exist in your connection to the generator.
I'm also confused a little by what I emboldened in blue above, as this seems to me to be a contradiction.