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Old 08-26-2009, 12:53 PM   #1
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Shocking news...

So, I got up this morning, and went out to my moho(parked in the street in front of the home without wheels...opened the door, went inside and turned off the small electric heater we keep there for our freezing mights...went to step out, grabbed the screen door, and got the cr--shocked out of me...being the typical "HUH?" type person, I grabbed it twice more with the same result...so, I unplugged the land line...no more shock, but then I grabbed the voltmeter. With no shoreline power, I get a reading on the 9 volt setting showing a 0.15-0.18 discharge...I get this by touching the screen door with either polarity, and literally grounding the other polarity...I get this reading WHERE EVER i test...back skin to front wheelwell...anyone out there who might know what's going on...?thanks in advance...mike
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #2
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Egads! I am awaiting an informed response but meanwhile I'm glad you are okay and it didn't do more than curl your hair.
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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You've got my volt...

HAIR...? I have HAIR...?...thank you for your concern...m
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Old 08-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #4
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You sure it's not just your electrifying personality Mike?

Seriously...glad you are okay!

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Old 08-26-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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Thanks...I knew I had a spark or two left in me...

I disconnected the house AND chassis batteries...stil showing a 0.18 discharge...only source left for this is the 2 Kyocera 130 solar panels....would anyone know if this is a normal discharge?
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Mike, I am glad you are okay... but I do believe a perm would add to the TTQ persona...

Anyway, are you receiving .018 vdc? or AC? I did a quick check here at the house. I get the same reading off of the car when I touch a meter lead to ground and one of the wheels on the car. Everything has a minimal amount of voltage. If you were using an analog meter you would have never shown a reading.

My suspicion is you have an issue with your 120vac shore power connection. I would start with your cord and trace back by doing simple continuity checks. I can walk you through some of it if you need me to.
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Old 08-26-2009, 02:41 PM   #7
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Mike, I am glad you are okay... but I do believe a perm would add to the TTQ persona...

Anyway, are you receiving .018 vdc? or AC? I did a quick check here at the house. I get the same reading off of the car when I touch a meter lead to ground and one of the wheels on the car. Everything has a minimal amount of voltage. If you were using an analog meter you would have never shown a reading.

My suspicion is you have an issue with your 120vac shore power connection. I would start with your cord and trace back by doing simple continuity checks. I can walk you through some of it if you need me to.
The discharge is 0.18 DC measured on the 9V setting(don't have a 12V)...
Continuity is something I occasionally am associated with, but I may have gotten conductivity confused with continuity this morning...
The shore line is an extension cord I use for power tools, plugged into an ungrounded base with one of those 3 prong to 2 prong adapters...i ran the cord across the sidewalk under one of those rubber covers that's shaped like a doorsill...we do have a lot of skateboard traffic, so it could indeed be the cord...if you can tell me how to test the cord without shorting out my last two brain cells or setting fire to something, I would greatly appreciate it...I kinda figured that whatever the problem was would make a spark or snap the circuit breaker...hmm, maybe I was the circuit breaker...?
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Perm...? I have the smallest ponytail on the planet...maybe I could do something with the facial hair...?m
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Mike,
I noticed a trickle on our 81 Excella when it was plugged into shore power via an extension cord (all three prongs) to a friends garage. Actual grounding status unknown. I was checking air pressure in the rear dually tires and got between two metal wheels. I experienced the same trickle disconnecting city water. It was lite but noticeable. Now did you say your wheels were off? Somehow I think this may be related to your attempt to conduct electrons through your meat mass...

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Mike, my suggestion would be to try another cord that is grounded!! with all three prongs. Plug in your shore power cable and then take a voltage reading from the side of your MH to the Ground. It should read very close to zero. Make sure you have your meter set to read 120vac. Don't touch the side of your rig until you know there is no voltage present. If you still have voltage after changing cords, would suspect your shore power cable. I can walk you through the check on that if need be.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
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The wheels were on, I was in my socks, the ground was damp...hindsight can be terribly embarrassing...but I'm still not clear(ok, ok, so I'm not clear on a lot of things) on how I got to be a current event...m
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:25 PM   #12
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Mike, my suggestion would be to try another cord that is grounded!! with all three prongs. Plug in your shore power cable and then take a voltage reading from the side of your MH to the Ground. It should read very close to zero. Make sure you have your meter set to read 120vac. Don't touch the side of your rig until you know there is no voltage present. If you still have voltage after changing cords, would suspect your shore power cable. I can walk you through the check on that if need be.
Thanks...I'll go get another cord, plug it all in, and ask my neighbor to "grab that screwdriver on the counter, would you...?"...
BELIEVE me, I won't be touching anything metal till the meter tells me I can, and I'll be...uhm...apprehensive, even then...thanks for your guidance and patience...m
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WAIT!...I'll send my neighbor over.
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I have a neighbor to send as well... keep me posted!
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