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Old 01-20-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Problem with 110 system

Hello Everyone,

I made the mistake of running my AC while plugged into my house (15 amp). The circuit breaker on the AC power cord tripped but now I can't get anything on the 110 system to work. When I put a voltmeter into the outlets it reads 120 but when I plug a light in it won't work.

The circuits in the box all seem to be okay. I know my power cords work.

I am guessing I will need to go to get this one dealt with at the dealer but perhaps someone has a few ideas for me to try at home. I can't get my trailer to a dealer until June because of where I live.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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check and see if you have a GFI outlite it may have triped
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hello Everyone,

I made the mistake of running my AC while plugged into my house (15 amp). The circuit breaker on the AC power cord tripped but now I can't get anything on the 110 system to work. When I put a voltmeter into the outlets it reads 120 but when I plug a light in it won't work.

The circuits in the box all seem to be okay. I know my power cords work.

I am guessing I will need to go to get this one dealt with at the dealer but perhaps someone has a few ideas for me to try at home. I can't get my trailer to a dealer until June because of where I live.
If you have 120v at the outlets, the light should work. Did you try another light? Maybe that one has burned out.
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Sounds like a problem with your house wiring or extension cord. Check it with something that draws a good deal of power, like a portable heater -- plug that into the extension cord and see if it works. If not the problem is unrelated to your 'stream.

Then check to be sure that the cord is fully seated and locked in the inlet on your 'stream.

Then shut off the breakers in your stream, and turn them back on, one at a time.
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Sounds like a problem with your house wiring or extension cord. Check it with something that draws a good deal of power, like a portable heater -- plug that into the extension cord and see if it works. If not the problem is unrelated to your 'stream.

Then check to be sure that the cord is fully seated and locked in the inlet on your 'stream.

Then shut off the breakers in your stream, and turn them back on, one at a time.
I'm with Jammer. We've seen photos posted of 30A-15A adapters melted by excessive amperage draw on the 15A components. Did you take the wall plate off the house socket?
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I'm with Jammer. We've seen photos posted of 30A-15A adapters melted by excessive amperage draw on the 15A components. Did you take the wall plate off the house socket?
I don't think messing with the house wiring makes any sense at this point. First of all he has a Base Camp if his profile is correct. I don't imagine that it has a complicated AC system. I also doubt the the A/C is very big.
He says that the AC outlets in the trailer have 120v on them. He also says that the breaker on the AC cord popped, so I am guessing that his cord has a breaker built into it. It is possible that the breaker has developed a high resistance. The first thing I would check is to make sure whatever he is plugging into the 115 socket in the trailer is working correctly when plugged into a known good 115v socket. If that checks out I would check the resistance of the AC cord with an Ohm meter. Then I would starting looking at the place the cord is plugged in to.

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Thanks everyone!

I will try to determine if my electrical cord is to blame. That would be great!
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Thanks everyone!

I will try to determine if my electrical cord is to blame. That would be great!
If you can't find the problem, especially if you are no longer under warranty, I would have a local electrician look at it, before I took it to the dealer. AC circuits are pretty straight forward and a electrician should have no problem finding the trouble quickly.
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