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Old 03-08-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Tripping ground fault on shore power.A few days ago it was pouring rain so I went to

Keep tripping in the garage. The breaker that says bedroom
Converter would trip the ground fault in the garage.The ground fault doesn't trip anymore but I smelled something like a slight burn of wires.
When plugged in the solar regulator would read 13.7-9. Now it seems that there's no change when plugged in .
Have a trip planned in 2 weeks, need advice. Problem or not.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Your outside 120VAC outlet is a common cause for tripping GFCI, it gets moisture in it and causes the problem. You can dry it out with a hair dryer just don't go overboard with the heat.

You may have also tripped your Airstream bathroom GFCI.
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As a rule, it's best not to plug your Airstream's shore power into a GFCI outlet in your garage. When one GFCI circuit is plugged into another GFCI circuit, the "upstream" GFCI sometimes mistakes the downstream GFCI as a fault.

If all of your garage outlets are GFCI, you might want to shut off the GFCI breaker in the Airstream for the duration, just to be sure; the garage GFCI will provide all the protection you need.
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Is there an easy way to the
Converter? When I turn on the over head lights the solar regulator drops some. Not only did trip the ground
Fault but also the GFI breaker in the panel box.One new outlet was installed during the conversion when checked it read hot/neutral reverse.
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Thanks for the advice. But I have another parallax7300
Casualty. Fried ceramic capacitor. Time to up grade to 3 stage converter.
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