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Old 11-08-2014, 08:39 AM   #15
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I'd advise you to talk to someone that has more experience with your specific panel than me (Randy if you bought from him) before proceeding. I think you will have to provide power to the hot bus bar by using a jumper wire. (Remove the black wire from the bottom of one 15a breaker and insert it into the hot bus bar. The black wire from the converter is place correctly. Provide a separate black 14ga wire jumper from the breaker to the bus bar)

As for your other problem, I'll bet a dollar against a donut hole that either the ground and neutral are reversed or a hot and neutral are reversed somewhere. Also, screw touching both ground and neutral could energize the skin. There are three breakers protecting (individual circuit, trailer main, shore main) If the hot wire was grounded by a screw as you suspect one of those breakers would trip instantly.

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I've been reading through a lot of the threads in the airstream forms and have seen the threads about electrified skin and reversed polarity.

BUT I don't think reversed polarity is the issue. When we first got the trailer, we got a shock plugging in the 7 pin adapter to the truck. We knew that the electric did not work. The AC DID work.

Here are the before photos of the old 110v panel.

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I took out the old panel and replaced it with an intelli-power 4045.

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In this photo the power into the trailer has the hot line into 30a breaker. Neutral to the neutral busbar and ground to the ground BuS bar. There is the old ground - a larger gauge copper wire - From the ground busbar to the interior trailer skin.

Then, there were three 110 wires going into the old panel. I put the hot from each into a 15a breaker and the Neutrals into the neutral busbar and the ground into the ground bus bar.

The one fit I am confused about is that there is a hot wire from the inverter charger going to a hot BuSpar. There is no power to the hot busbar

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Old 11-09-2014, 05:22 AM   #16
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Here's an update. I think it's a combination of 2 things. First , i pulled the outside outlet. It's was nasty. Full of dirt and wires corroded. After I capped wires I re tested and skin shows .7 volts AC. No shock when touching. I tested all outlets. Living room and kitchen outlets show a neutral open.

I pulled all outlets except fridge to inspect. All looked good. I can't inspect fridge outlet without pulling fridge.

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Please watch the video in Post #4

Mike Sokol prepared this and it is some real good info about your situation.


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