Had a strange event yesterday. I got a RV recepticle at Home Depot thinking I would run a permanent plug for the 76 AS sovereign
or in case someone visited and needed a 30A RV receptical.
I have a Honda 3500 EZ generator and I have a 30Amp four prong twist lock plug on it and Romex extension I wired to the RV receptical. I have another four prong twist rig with a panel for tools and ran separate circuits on a 50 ft Cord and these work well powering heaters, lights etc on work projects.
At any rate I plugged it in and walked in camper and walked out and smoke was coming out so I unplugged it quickly and started checking things out.
I had a tripped breaker. At first I thought I had wired up the 30A receptical wrong but I had a hot wire going to each blade and the ground was hooked up and all screws were tight.
I called Iota and they told me it was shot, not repairable etc and I needed a new one so I have one coming. He said I would have two blown capacitors in it.
I took convertor out and plugged into another circuit with nothing on it and got sparks at plug immediately.
Well the green light is still flashing, no fuses were blown so I figured lets see how bad it is.
I pulled cover off today for a looksee and I have one blown capacitor (middle one of three identical). 200V 100μF There is no sign any resistors got hot or any other sign of problems so I am thinking why not get another capacitor and put it in for a try.
I read another thread where an unbalanced generator took out someone's converter. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?
I have a genuine Honda adaptor coming for a RV converter and I am wondering it there is internal balancing circuitry in the Honda adaptor.
I haven't checked the voltage on the Honda yet. Last time I checked it was within about three volts which is similar to house current.
Just wondering if anyone else suffered similar or have any ideas. I plugged AS into 120 adaptor and everything seems to be working fine. No signs of anything overheating except the capacitor.