Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-17-2013, 06:33 PM   #15
3 Rivet Member
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Merkel , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 139
Causes for breaker tripping

CalamonTin,
While I have not looked at RV services with 50Amp service, it is my understanding that all they do is take a 50Amp 240v receptacle and split that into two 120V circuits, each using the common neutral and ground, but having separate conductors for the hot wire. If you had two 30Amp panels in your trailer each could be fed from one of these circuits. Then you could separate the loads in your trailer into each of the panels, trying to balance them when you do.

You mention this occuring while the weather is hot. While we think of the heat necessary to trip a breaker being produced by the load on the circuit, other sources can contribute to the heat produced. Others have mentioned the 20Amp half of the twin 20-30Amp breaker being under heavy load, loose or corroded terminals, tripping at the pedestal in the campground and the weakening of the trip unit. Ambient heat can play a big role in causing a trip. If it is hot in your trailer, if the pedestal is in direct sunlight, especially a western exposure, or just about anything else that causes a higher ambient temperature will affect the load carrying capacity of a circuit breaker.
__________________

__________________
afneill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:08 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.