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Old 01-01-2018, 06:42 AM   #1
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Power on Sequence

Is there a prescribed sequence on hooking up at a site, i.e. plug exterior power 1st, then turn power switch on in trailer?
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Old 01-01-2018, 07:02 AM   #2
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Turning off the breaker of the campground power post is the common procedure.

This keeps the shoreline plug and outlet from arcing, and being pitted and damaged over time.

Turn it on after the the plug is seated in the outlet.


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Old 01-01-2018, 07:54 AM   #3
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I donít have a firm sequence that I follow, but Iíve included a tester based on forum advice and always use it first to make sure the pedestal power is wired correctly. They make testers that are built into external (in line) surge protectors that make it even easier, and give you the added benefit of protection. I do like JDís suggestion of breaker off, plug it in, breaker on.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:07 AM   #4
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Power up sequence

At what point do you turn on the trailer "USE" switch, before you hook up to shore point? Also on powering down, "USE" switch off 1st?
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:40 AM   #5
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Power on Sequence

USE switch only controls 12 volt power from your batteries. Turn it on when you need to use any appliance or lighting that needs 12 volt power. Fridge, water heater, furnace, vent fans, etc all need 12 volt power. In most Airstream trailers, the USE switch has to be on to charge your batteries as well.

The only thing involved between the 120 volt shore power and your 12 volt system is the convertor/battery charger.
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Attach umbilical cable to trailer.
Breaker off.
Plug in Surge protector.
Breaker on. Read the code to verify the outlet.
Breaker off.
Plug in trailer.
Breaker on.
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:37 PM   #7
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I installed a hardwired surge protector/power monitor, it avoids the problem with plugging in while "hot" because there is no load present until the power is inspected. I just plug it in and walk inside, if the power isn't "on" I then look at the display of my power monitor to see the fault (e.g. reversed polarity, missing ground, etc).
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My "sequence" is to be sure the power is on and working before I unhook the trailer from the TV.
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