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Old 10-01-2014, 08:06 AM   #1
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Lost Power

I just purchased an 86 soverign and put in a 30 amp breaker at my place to hook it up to. On the first try I think I wired the breaker wrong and blew everything. The TV fried. I rewired the breaker and now the A/C and outlets work but not the refigerator or interior lights. Is there something I can do or did I fry them as well? At first the lights came on dim and the alarm for low battery sounded. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:09 AM   #2
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If you wired the 30 AMP like a household wired it wrong and gave the Airstream a 220v shock. You fried almost everything. RV 30 AMP IS NOT the same thing and many folks have learned the hard way. I came close once.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:12 AM   #3
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If you originally wired the outlet for 220 instead of 110 volts, then you may have fried almost everything. Sorry.

It's a mistake that has even happened to professional electricians. Lots of people think all funny-looking receptacles are 220.

110 requires a different circuit breaker, back at the panel.

There is no 220 volt equipment in your trailer. It's all 110.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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The above is correct. 30 amp RV power is only a 30 amp breaker on 120 volt line.

The frig and interior lights a 12 volts DC. You may have fried your convertor and killed the batteries. Disconnect the batteries at the convertor output and try charging the batteries an then try the lights.
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