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Old 08-31-2012, 09:04 PM   #15
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Red and white wires. Yes I paid someone for all of the work, but it's complicated. Can't take it back.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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When you say you have 50 amp service. Are you using a 50 amp to 30 amp adaptor?
I hope you are not connected to a 220 volt AC supply.
If you can post pics of what the plug on the end of the shore power cord. Also, the outlet you have the trailer plugged into.
By the way, the 50 amp service has nothing to do with the 65 amps the converter is rated for. The 50 amp service is on the 120 volt AC side of the system. The 65 amps the converter is rated for is on the 12 volt DC side. They are 2 different animals.
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Which colors are on what terminals of the converter? What color are the wires that are Connected to the positive and negative terminals of the battery?
Do you have easy access to all of these wires I just mentioned so you can trace them out and let us know what is connected to what?
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:36 PM   #18
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You said you had somebody do the work. If the install was wrong you would have power for a day or 2 from the battery, then dead. It takes a major electrical problem to blow a 40 amp fuse. It would not happen by itself.
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When I had the electrical done in the trailer I upgraded to fifty amp service. I have a fifty amp chord. Everything is on gfi. But right now I am hooked into two adapters plugged into a Honda 6500 and i think im only getting 22.9 amps the whit is on negative and red on positive on both battery and converter.
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Originally I had power for two days then dead then I took it back worked for two weeks now blown.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:48 PM   #21
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I cannot figure out how to post pics from my iPhone. Any suggestions? Today is one of those days that Meeks me feel very dumb.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #22
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No need to feel dumb. Electrical device troubleshooting can be somewhat complexed at times.
Do you have a battery charger? The reason I ask is since the fuses are blown on the converter, it will not have a 12 volt output.
Also. Do you know how to use a meter? A VOM.
Have you plugged in or used any electrical devices in your trailer that use 120 volt AC?
Have you powered the trailer with anything but your Honda generator? If not, you may be in luck.
Are you in a campground?
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I have no charger. I am familiar with voms. I was hooked into powe last week but this week I am only on the generator. And I am not in a campground I am boon docking.
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And yes on the ac I have lamps plugged in now since my 12 v is out.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:12 PM   #25
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As of this week I am now a grand total of 27 grand in on my trailer. I have decided to do it myself from here on out. I'm selling off my collection of vintage Emerson fans if anyone is interested to raise some more capital.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:42 PM   #26
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If you have a VOM. Check to see if you have 120 volts at the outlet where the converter is plugged in. Of course the generator will need to be running.
Did the same person that installed the converter do the wiring changes for the 50 amp service?
Does your generator have a 12 volt output? Most do for charging batteries. If so do you have any wire that you could use to connect the 12 volts of the generator to the batteries?
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Where else do the red and white wires go that are connected to the converter and battery? How many batteries do you have in the trailer? How old are the batteries?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:55 PM   #28
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The same person did all of the work. The red wire runs from my single battery to an inline fuse panel in the rear access panle there is a bundle of white wires running from the negative side of my battery one of them runs to the converter directly I presently have no way of charging my battery. I have no vom with me but the outlet is working not sure at what capacity though
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