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Old 12-27-2014, 08:58 AM   #15
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Greetings Christina!

Something occurred to me as I read your most recent post. Is it possible that your electrician may have wired your RV outlet as 220 Volt rather than 110 Volts? I know that this has happened to others, and it has almost happened to me twice in the past -- this is an installation uncommon to most electricians and the outlet does bear some resemblance to the more common range/dryer outlets.

Good luck with your project!

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Old 12-27-2014, 12:19 PM   #16
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one tenth of an amp VAC WILL KILL YOU. I don't like the looks of the new work plastic boxes and blue masking tape. ANY wiring splice should be in a MOUNTED GANG BOX and in armored/flexible conduit.
VERY IMPORTANT: AFTER AN ELECTRICAL SHOCK, IF YOU FEEL ANY MUSCLE SORENESS BETWEEN WHERE YOU WERE INJURED AT ENTRY AND EXIT, AND HAVE A DECREASED URINE OUTPUT, SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION RIGHT AWAY. THE MUSCLE TISSUE BREAKS DOWN AND ITS COMPONENTS WILL PLUG UP YOUR KIDNEYS.
I'm glad you walked away from this one. Please seek care if you don't feel right. Don't minimize your symptoms. All the best.
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Old 12-27-2014, 01:28 PM   #17
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OK, I concluded that my shock came from touching the bare metal in the test outlet. Clumsiness on my part. The good news is that the trailer is not shorting. The noise I heard was the rat repellent plugged in. I now know that the black line is the 110 V. The other line with a red, a blue and a white wires is the 12V output. Am I correct in assuming that red is POS, Blue is NEG and white is ground?
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:06 PM   #18
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DC neg (-) and ground is the same thing in an Airstream.

At the battery connection DC neg (-) is usually black. Red should be (+) at the battery connection.

BUT, there is no guarantee. The color of wire and wire location can be changed. So you must know how to determine which is which.

Neg (-) will be the wire that has one end is connected/bonded to the trailer frame, regardless of color.

Pos (+) will be the wire that has connected to the (+) battery terminal or the (+) converter terminal, regardless of color.
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Old 12-27-2014, 03:02 PM   #19
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Hi everyone,
I reconnected the converter using all the information you provided and the electrical works beautifully. Wayward was right, I must have touched a raw wire while plugging the appliance. The good news is that the trailer is not shorted. Thank you all for the good advice,
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Hi everyone,
I reconnected the converter using all the information you provided and the electrical works beautifully. Wayward was right, I must have touched a raw wire while plugging the appliance. The good news is that the trailer is not shorted. Thank you all for the good advice,
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