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We turned absolutely everything off, the AC, the Fridge, the water heater etc. so it would have the least amount of draw, but it was still tripping the breaker. We hooked the 110 adapter in to try that circuit, and it tripped that too with nothing on, he actually saw a blue spark. We tried a different 30 amp hook up, same issue. So I'm having my husband go buy another 50/30 amp adapter and hopefully it's that simple.
I've had the coach since it was new, and put 130k on it. I've experienced the fuse going in the inverter, replacing the automatic transfer switch cylinoid, having to reset the inverter by unplugging and plugging it back in. So I knew those symptoms, this is new.
OK. Got the multi meter. Funny thing is I have one at home too...never around when you need them...
I will keep checking the web to see if oyu are back.
OK...Got the multi meter.
Installed new ATS.
I am at a different campground with 50 a shore power.
Turn break on pedestal off.
Schematic says shorepower far left three slots - black hot / red hot / white neutral and we all know green is ground.
Next three slots are Generator Black Red White
Next three slots are load Black Red White.
Black multi meter lead to ground.
Touch black (hot shore power) no reading
Touch red (hot shore power) 176 on the multi meter.
Touch White shore power - no reading
Touch black generator no reading
touch red generator no reading
touch white generator no reading
Touch load side black no reading
Touch load side red 178 on meter
touch load side white no reading.
I think what this is leading to is a short on the red hot wire leading to inverter or from the power cord.
I think I need to remove power cord and see what the readings are...If I loose the reading when the red courd is unhooked it means I have a short in the red lead in the shore power cord. If the reading is still there, it is between the ATS and the inverter.
Is this correct?
Shore power side red 122, the balck is 124
load side red is 122 and black is 124
The ATS switch disconnects shore power for generator and vice versa.
It appears to me they use the same feed into the house coming out of the ATS.
If it doesn't then I am baffled. Yes we ahve an energy management system. It is a Xantrex Freedom 458. I read a little at the company web side...but there could be other stuff wrong with it...
OK. Power is about the same when we tested with the generator.
So, I am with you...thermostat or there is a circuit board in the breaker box once I took the cover off. I know nothing of the circuit board diagnosis.
There is just one thermostat. That is a fairly common part. I will take it to the shop on Wednesday and let them deal with the rest of the problem.
I feel you have helped me through more than the origonal issue was...There actually were three shorts in the ATS. We got that back on the right track. Now the thermostat or the voltage to the thermostat is a different issue.
You fulfilled your part of the technician part.
THanks for your help patients and advice.