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Old 10-28-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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How is the AC wired on a 74 Overlander?

I have the AC power cord going into the breaker box plugged into mains power and none of the outlets have power.

I've looked through the connector to the control panel and I don't see anything connecting to the AC power. Did this model even have an inverter with 120V when not plugged into the power grid?

I guess I'll just keep pulling walls off and follow the wiring ... the walls are coming off anyway.

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Old 10-28-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Your trailer did not come with an inverter. The AC from the shore power cord feeds to a main line breaker and then is distributed to smaller breakers that feed the outlets and the Air Conditioner.
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply!

I looked all over google images for that wiring diagram - very helpful.

But it has my scratching my head. I have power in my breaker box - just tested with my meter but I have no power in any of the outlets. That shouldn't be possible should it? There is nothing between breaker that distributes power to the outlets and the outlets.

I'm investigating further now that I know what the wiring SHOULD look like... lots of things I've found were heavily modified by previous owners....

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If you have power at the output of the distribution breakers for the outlets, you should have power to the outlets. Normally there are two circuits (15amp) for the outlets and each has it's own breaker.

Dealing with modifications made by a PO (previous owner) is another issue.
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I got it all figured out.

I'd removed 2 outlets already and they just happened to be the first outlet from each of the outlet circuits. Just a coincidence. I thought I'd already checked that but must have done it wrong.

Thanks! I have power now.
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