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Old 07-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #15
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Hey zigzag, that was it! Still doesn't go along with what the manual says...but nonetheless now we know! Thanks everyone!
FYI, in my '07 interstate manual, the AES description seems to contradict itself:

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: This breaker supplies power to the Automatic Energy Selector Switch. The
microwave and roof air conditioner are both wired into this switch. Both appliances
cannot be operated at the same time on the circuit. The AES prioritizes the power to
the roof AC. If the microwave is used, the switch will cut power to the roof AC and
supply power to the microwave. Once the microwave is turned off, power is restored

to the AC.

Seems to me that prioritizing the AC would be what you experienced, not supplying power to the microwave as the manual suggests!
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Old 07-15-2009, 11:33 PM   #16
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The Trailer will cut power to the Microwave outlet whenever the A/C is ON.. It is designed that way, and doesn't care whether Microwave is actually working or not. It kills the outlet. Microwaving requires shutting down A/C... If that is unattractive option, it may be possible to buy small cheap portable Microwave and run it from wall outlet elsewhere in trailer, but that too might blow main breaker if both are turned on at same time...
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:38 AM   #17
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Below is the direct quote from the manual that came with their 2006 RV (identical to the 2007 & 2008). This is actually printed twice in the manual. I have no issue with the system working as Condoluminum has described, but describe it in the book correctly if that that is is the case. Sure could have save my inlaws a lot of confusion. Like I said before..now they know.

AES: This breaker supplies power to the Automatic
Energy Selector Switch. The microwave and roof air
conditioner are both wired into this switch. Both appliances
cannot be operated at the same time on the
circuit. The AES prioritizes the power to the roof AC. If
the microwave is used, the switch will cut power to the
roof AC and supply power to the microwave. Once the
microwave is turned off, power is restored to the AC
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:28 PM   #18
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I don't understand what the argument or lack of clarity there is, here. If the AC is on, you can't even turn on the microwave, there is no power to it---ours is completely dark. It takes a few seconds after the AC is turned on for power to restore to the microwave.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:33 AM   #19
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"If the microwave is used, the switch will cut power to the
roof AC and supply power to the microwave. Once the
microwave is turned off, power is restored to the AC"

this quote is what confuses people. It is backwards. Ir should read...
If the (AC) is used, the switch will cut power to the
(microwave) and supply power to the (AC). Once the
(AC) is turned off, power is restored to the (microwave).

After speaking to our service department I feel relieved to know that that have been numerous calls on this same question. Regardless, know we know.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:36 AM   #20
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I think the confusion is in the interpretation of this sentence:
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If the microwave is used, the switch will cut power to the
roof AC and supply power to the microwave
I originally thought that meant that if the AC was ON, starting the microwave would cut power to the AC and run the microwave, as opposed to what you actually have to do, which is turn off the AC and then run the microwave. The operation is not a big deal, but the manual could word that a bit better IMO.
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