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we have 2004 phaeton. had shorepower on . started gen had air…

we have 2004 phaeton. had...
we have 2004 phaeton. had shorepower on . started gen had air on unplug power air went off. shut down gen. red fault light on pannel. overload light on on convertor.heard click in front tv. sizzle noise and smoke from back and side of tv. took out tv shore power works blows a 20 amp no gen power help please
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 9 years ago
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Hi There.....

So just to be clear, does the generator work and provide AC power? What happens when you plug into shore power? What is the make and model of the power converter or inverter? Which 20 amp fuse is blowing?

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gen runs no power in coach. xantrex freedom 458 converter.shore power in coach blowes a 20amp circ

RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 9 years ago
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You may have a few issues here..... I would shut all the breakers off, unplug from shore power, turn the inverter off at the inverter and make sure no breakers are tripped on the inverter. Wait about 10 mins, plug back into shore power and turn the inverter ON and then all the breakers. I have a feeling you could have damaged some items when this happened. The inverter could have gotten damaged and the transfer switch. make sure the breakers on the generator are not tripped most have 2 on them. Next I would find the transfer switch. The transfer switch will detect the incoming power source (shore power or generator) when they fail you might not get any power on one source. Normally they are near the shore cord in a box but also can be inside, follow the shore cord and generator cord and it will lead you to the transfer switch. Make sure nothing is melted in that box, if you have AC power coming in to the transfer switch with the generator running and nothing coming out it has failed and that is why you are not getting AC power. When this happens (AC surge or brownout) you can damage the inverter, and some of the appliances, might have to get this to a shop and have an electrical check done. I would try to reset everything first and check for power at the transfer switch.... Hope this helps... Robert
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