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Old 03-10-2013, 08:03 PM   #253
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Terry,

Wow, kinda scary looking.

Here's my slightly assisted guesses.

Actual power company supply voltage is too high. By taking a reading at a completely different outlet on the same meter feed, if the power is high, possible higher feed from power company. If power reads about 120VAC, then: Drum roll please-------

Open neutral he guesses with a slight did I get it right expression?

Kinda amazing on your untimely timing. At least you get to trouble shoot a week before wheels rolling.

Been wrong before, today might add one more to the that list.

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No, it's a condition of the trailer. Power at the 30a outlet in the garage is 118 v.
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I await your revelation of said condition.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:00 PM   #255
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No, it's a condition of the trailer. Power at the 30a outlet in the garage is 118 v.
If the feed coming in is 118 volts, then the higher voltage could be caused by an inverter issue (if used, I don't know).

I was curious whether my trailer (1997 34' that I am buying) might have an inverter to allow 120 volt devices while boondocking (battery only).

I cannot think of any other simple thing that would crank up the voltage unless it's running through a regulating transformer (buck/boost). I would have said the meter was wrong, but you kinda' nullified that by posting the 118v reading in the garage.

On a 220 system, an open neutral can cause wild voltage swings on outlets that share a neutral, but I don't believe any 30a trailer feed is 220v.

I am also curious about the cause and prevention.
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Boost transformer?
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:35 AM   #257
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Wanted to let folks know that I will have six copies of "Restoring a Dream" with me.

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Dave, are you going to be selling those copies? If so, what are you asking for a copy? It's in my amazon cart right now.
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All fixed

Here's the same volt meter plugged into the same outlet, showing something more like we would expect to see:
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Terry,

Autoformer.

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Here's the same volt meter plugged into the same outlet, showing something more like we would expect to see:
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Autoformer.

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I don't think that would help.
I replaced the 4 year old Parallax converter with an Intellipower converter today. The Parallax was a 55 amp unit, while the Intellipower is 45 amp.
Since the original Univolt hummed along for 34 years, and the new improved replacement only 4, I guess they really don't make 'em like they used to.
The converter was bleeding power from the DC to AC side, causing the higher indicated voltage. The Parallax was an experimental model, I guess it's just as well it didn't make it into production...
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Henry, I only dance way over in the wee hours, after I've had way more fun than I should have, and no one is looking. Never could shag, my dancing looks more like a swarm of bees up my pants leg. In the words of Frank Zappa, "I may be totally wrong, but I'm a dancin' fool".

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