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Old 11-19-2002, 03:45 PM   #15
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the campground owns the wires and they are always out fixing shorts. Last winter we had only single phase(half of the outlets worked) for a few days due to a line burning up underground. It's a nice park. A beautiful natural spring which flows millions of gallons of water per day. The lots are 50X80 and it only cost $250 per month, so all of us snowbirds deal with the poor electricty.
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Old 11-19-2002, 04:00 PM   #16
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sounds like you're in a nice spot, have you ever checked your voltage with a load applied?

if you can, start your a.c. and measure the voltage at the same time.

what you may have is a "series fault" with aluminum cable you can get a bad spot in the insulation, then the conductor corrodes in the presence of moisture.

eventually the cable swells up, filling with a white powder. this is aluminum oxide, it will pass voltage through it but not amps.

it is exremely hard to diagnose because with out a load on the circuit you get good voltage. but, once a load is on the circuit the voltage will drop.

hopes this helps, i would hate to see you burn up a lot of cash trying to fix a problem that is not yours.

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Old 11-19-2002, 04:12 PM   #17
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using a mulit-meter, I see a 4-6V drop when the AC compressor kicks in. This seems to be within normal range but I'm not a EE. I'm sure what you described is happening in this park. The park owner is in his 70's and he's just nursing it along.
The park is 100 acre's and is surrounder by a State Park to the south, a Nature Presevre to the west and a State Forest to the north. To the east is the Wekiva River which has only non-motor powered boats on it. I saw a coyote two nights ago, a deer this morning and hawks daily!
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sounds like paradise with bad wires!

no chance of lobbying the owner for some new wire?

4 to 6 volts is not that bad, but with a multi-meter it is hard to tell. a good old fashioned meter with a needle would show a much larger swing.

it would seem that you are doing everything you can to protect your equipment.

given the past history of the park it is only a matter of time before the cable feeding your trailer fails. then it will get fixed one way or another.

the question is, you're paying for a site, you shouldn't need a transformer just to run your a.c.

can you move to a part of the park that isn't having problems(if there is one)?

sorry to sound stern, but i have yet to run into a customer of my utility that would let me off the hook if they had bad voltage.

make them fix it if you can, sounds like you've got a nice spot.

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Old 11-19-2002, 04:54 PM   #19
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when the compressor kicks on, the voltage drops from 115V to 96V, then a second later it goes to 109V.

no use in talking about the power with the owner(the all park sinks, I'm in the better part), he'll just say if you don't like it, move. So we all watch our incoming power to insure that we don't burn out the AC, refrig, ect.

I love the sunrises and sunsets. It's too cool to move!!!
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