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Old 09-26-2015, 01:16 PM   #15
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I always understood that the front receptacle is for a generator and the side one is for shore power. Am I wrong? Are they interchangeable? I will admit up front I am pretty ignorant about the electrical system on the AS and I don't recall seeing any instruction when I bought the unit new.
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:29 PM   #16
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They are interchangeable, if the transfer switch is working properly
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Old 09-26-2015, 05:32 PM   #17
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I know what a transfer switch does, just do not know why one receptacle works and one does not. I also know when I'm dealing with an ass.

I'll seek help elsewhere.
I don't think this guy liked your information much
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Old 09-26-2015, 07:43 PM   #18
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They are interchangeable, if the transfer switch is working properly
I don't understand the above. Since the transfer switch doesn't have a way to identify what is hooked up to which receptacle, priority must be established by the receptacle, i.e. either the front or the rear must have priority. So if the front has priority, whatever you hook up to it will be the power source if both are connected and active.

The only way they could be considered interchangeable is if both generator and shore power are not active at the same time.

Am I missing something?

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I don't understand the above. Since the transfer switch doesn't have a way to identify what is hooked up to which receptacle, priority must be established by the receptacle, i.e. either the front or the rear must have priority. So if the front has priority, whatever you hook up to it will be the power source if both are connected and active.

The only way they could be considered interchangeable is if both generator and shore power are not active at the same time.

Am I missing something?

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It's basically a toggle SPDT arrangement. It's either on the front outlet or the side outlet. I have no idea what would take precedence if both outlets were energized simultaneously.

It would be one or the other, but not both.

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It would be one or the other, but not both.
Correct, as usual. What I meant was, while you can plug shore power or generator into either receptacle, the priority will be determined by the receptacle, not the source of power. So if the OP wanted to have shore power to have priority, shore power would have to be plugged into the right receptacle and therefore they are not truly interchangeable.

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Correct, as usual. What I meant was, while you can plug shore power or generator into either receptacle, the priority will be determined by the receptacle, not the source of power. So if the OP wanted to have shore power to have priority, shore power would have to be plugged into the right receptacle and therefore they are not truly interchangeable.

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Old 09-27-2015, 02:09 AM   #23
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it seems to me that the rear plug should be shore power input,and the front is for generator input.
if shore power stops and you start generator to feed the load the relay will change state
(relay coil hooked to gen input) this will prevent feeding gen to power lines and haveing
VERRY grumpy line men.the relay is a SAFETY DEVICE
Your plugs and wire may be fine and not need fixing at all.
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QUOTE=SilverEagle6;1689027]I have to of these, one front and one back. They are original equipment on my 2013. Appears the front one is no longer functioning.

Looking for recommendations for replacements, will probably do both. Leaning towards towards Marinco.

Thanks.[/QUOTE]
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When I had a 94 LY motor-home, I had an issue with one of the ATS. I found that one of the time-delay relays was defective, so I sourced the offending part and replaced it (at the time the cost was $10).
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