Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #1
3 Rivet Member
 
1990 32' Excella
jonesboro , Arkansas
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 245
converter kicking breaker

I put a new60 convertor in and when I put both batteries on it it popped my ground fault breaker.The batteries were allmost flat so the load was pretty high.I disconnected one battery and it worked fine on one. I pulled the other one and put it on a regular charger and then I will put it back in and try again. Has any one else had this problem?
__________________

__________________
joel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 01:22 PM   #2
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar
 
1975 25' Tradewind
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 12,127
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Converters and GFI's have been an issue for several members here on the forums. The solution has been to not use GFI on the converter's circuit.
__________________

__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 11:57 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
New Borockton , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 1,288
Images: 21
GFI circuits are just so darn hard to deal with I wonder how we got along so long without them and never got zapped but somebody did so whatever, we are saving lives and that is good. I get it friends but they are just a pain and you can ask any EE but I understand a leak to ground is what it is so you just have to go through it and find it or change it.
__________________
Randy...Converters, Inverters, Trimetric, Surge Protectors, Zamp Solar, AGM Batteries
www.bestconverter.com
68 Overlander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 12:00 AM   #4
Well Preserved

 
1993 21' Sovereign
Colfax , North Carolina
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 20,193
Quote:
Originally Posted by 68 Overlander View Post
I understand a leak to ground is what it is.
And a positive wire to a grounded battery is just that, at least in its simplest terms.
__________________
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy, and taste good with ketchup.
Terry
overlander63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 09:04 AM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
1990 32' Excella
jonesboro , Arkansas
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 245
breaker tripping

Thanks guy's. I found out a couple of things .The first is when yoyr batteries are real low the breaker tripping is allmost a given . Between the added load on the convertor and the nature of gfi's .I was trying to charge 2 allmost flat batteries . When I took 1 out of the trailor and put it on a regular charger the convertor did not trip the breaker on 1 battery then I put the charged battery back in and every thing worked fine. A friend of mine told me he put a cut-off switch in tha has bat#1 or bat#2 or both and off that way if you discharge both pretty low you can lessen the load by charging 1 at a time.He also suggested taking out the gfi.
__________________
joel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
110v breaker Where is it slimitch Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 1 07-02-2008 03:03 PM
175,000 miles and still kicking guy99 Tow Vehicles 15 04-02-2008 06:58 AM
breaker? air66stream Lights - Interior & Exterior 1 09-10-2007 10:46 PM
A breaker sets off ipso_facto Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12 02-05-2006 02:12 PM
Converter Breaker? Sav'h Steve Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 7 11-18-2002 09:45 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.