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RE: Transfer switch buzzing

I never said "all" have 110VDC relays but many do. From the WFCO 57 series transfer switch manual. Designed To Provide Trouble-Free Changeover Of Power Between Shore Power And Generator Used For A 30 Amp Or 50 Amp AC Service DC Coiled Relays Prevent AC “chatter” Noise And Drop-Out In Low-Voltage Conditions. Iota also uses 110VDC relays as well many others manufactures.
garry1p 02/16/18 11:03am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

If you know what to look for and have a good DVM then yeah its repairable as a DIY project. I was posting to highlight what can cause the hum. I'm sure I could repair mine for the hum however I would probably replace before repair since I would still have an older switch with old contacts. Even if you could replace the contacts you would never find replacements. It could also be the contacts are pitted and need touching up as posted previously that could be an easy fix. If you don't have a burnishing tool use 800 grit sand paper. This fix could last a year or two. Another easy check make sure the unit is fastened down tight and the whole unit is not vibrating. If you take it to a shop for repair it will cost about the same as a new one $75 to $90 new. I would say if the two easy fixes don't work replace and be done with it.
garry1p 02/15/18 04:15pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Transfer switch buzzing

Many transfer switches have a 110VDC relay coil if the DC has a ripple from a bad capacitor or rectifier diode you can get an ac hum.
garry1p 02/14/18 11:50am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mex wanderer, What do you think?

If the short is already open then its no help, if the fuse blows immediately no help. Way to expensive for a multi meter in my tool kit.
garry1p 02/05/18 01:20pm Technology Corner
RE: Computer Locks Up

Recent Win 10 update caused PC's to have that problem. Windows uses fast start up mode by default so if you have the problem and it is associated with the fast start going into safe mode as above clears out the fast start and resets otherwise just restarting will not clear out the problem and just keep loading the same problem over and over.
garry1p 02/02/18 02:33pm Technology Corner
RE: Itasca electrical issue

My 2 cents problem is in the area of the steering column. 1. Pinched wiring bundle at the steering colum. 2. Loose connector. 3. Loose common ground. You really need the wiring diagram to help on this. You might try to move things around under the dash and on steering column while someone watch the gauges. Good luck intermittent electrical problems are a real challenge let us know what you find.
garry1p 01/27/18 04:52pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Homeless Cat -- Now Spotacus the Christmas Cat

Can you turn off the pump at the circuit breaker?
garry1p 01/18/18 05:54pm RV Pet Stop
RE: Wall Light Switch Plates - Newmar

I have had good luck with these folks they ship daily. Cowlaws
garry1p 01/18/18 05:44pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: yahoo mail

I think because it is not "attached" to your e-mail.
garry1p 01/05/18 12:32pm Technology Corner
RE: If You Have a Mobley

I toggled mine on and off to test the difference and download stayed the same at 28mb download 30 up. T-Mobile has had the ZTE Mobley for a long time not sure of the data plan. ATT $20 month unlimited data plan for the Mobley was a big drawing card however it is no longer offered.
garry1p 12/08/17 11:01am Technology Corner
RE: Short in house wiring

Over the years I have found some strange things tripping the GFCI when the easy stuff fails Artum Snowbird process of elimination will solve the problem and should be started before 6 hours of hunting and guessing.
garry1p 11/30/17 06:01pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Unlimited wifi no contract and what happened to mobley?

Everything you want to know about the plan and workarounds without having the mobility ZTE. Looks like you have a very short window to get into the plan. Howards fourm I will caution you they do not work well in a remote area away from the tower. Also 4G is not available in many locations HTPSA or whatever they call it is what I have right now download speeds range from unusable to mostly 300kbs to 500kbs then some days 1mb to 1.5 mb. My last stop was a constant 30Mb down.
garry1p 09/27/17 06:55pm Technology Corner
RE: 1992 Chevy Mallard Sprinter Electrical Problems

If you had it plugged in for 15 hours and the batteries are at 11.8 they are bad and won't take a charge OR your converter is bad and not putting out a charge voltage. To test converter with the RV plugged into shore power measure the voltage at the coach (house) batteries they should be 13+ volts and charging the batteries. Unplug from 120V and measure they should be around 12.6 or above. You might be able to save the batteries by charging with a regular auto battery charger. Also check to make sure the converter circuit breaker has not tripped.
garry1p 09/20/17 05:07pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Lost internet connection

With win 10 look to the lower right task bar there is a wifi emblem if it has a star over the bars then no internet. click on the wifi bars and find "your" internet ID, click always connect then connect.
garry1p 08/31/17 04:52pm Technology Corner
RE: help!

look at page 37 to test Page 37 has the procedure for testing the steps this will tell you if you have a bad switch or if it is the controller. 4 way connector pin out is further down. hope this helps.
garry1p 08/31/17 04:19pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tiffin owners, is this true

This blogger states his 2017 Allegro 32SA has a 2000 watt inverter that feeds all the 120 receptacles and microwave and that if the batteries run low the 7.0 generator automatically kicks on. Is this true? I haven't seen this anywhere else. Perhaps he has done some aftermarket mods? Thanks, we're looking at moving up from our 13 year old 26.5 Lazy Daze as we approach retirement and look to be on the road for longer periods of time. Dave https://openroadscapes.com/blog/2017/4/10/the-inevitable-ab-comparison-part-2-camping-review Dave, I'm the blogger and these features were all Tiffin factory-installed on my new coach, not aftermarket mods. -- Bill Seems to me like the question was asked and answered not sure why this is already 4 pages. Having said that we had auto start generators on USAF crash trucks in the 1950's.
garry1p 08/20/17 01:58pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Old School Wiring Gurus Please Step Inside (headlights)

ragtijnet1 has a good idea but if that doesn't work you may have to install relays to redirect the voltage to the proper prongs.
garry1p 08/20/17 01:32pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Laptop -- Charging Brick -- Surge protector ???

If you are worried about it buy a single outlet surge protector very cheap insurance. I would go one step further and buy a surge protected power strip you can use the multiple outlets for printer, modem or router protection. Both use MOV's that protect from voltage spikes higher the joules the higher the protection. Jules is normally printed on the power strip. Between 1,000-2,000 joules protect: Laptop/Notebook Tablet Router Printer Power Tools
garry1p 08/09/17 06:42pm Technology Corner
RE: 1985 holiday Rambler Kohler 7cm21

I sent you a PM on how I did it same generator. As mr wizard said. But yes an electrician can find the wiring and do a break out to a box with An extension cord so you power the rear unit, or maybe install the selector switch if you don't have one My advice get an electrician and show him this post Do not try this your self
garry1p 08/05/17 02:50pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: '14 FW Bounder 36E SP/Gen. go off when engine is turned off

Sounds like a bad converter not charging the battery and no 12V to power the 12V side of things. Even with a dead battery the converter should have enough power to light the interior lights when plugged in to shore power. I don't know what kind of coach you have but I suspect you have a switch that kills 12v power for storage that may be in the off position.
garry1p 08/02/17 07:57pm Class A Motorhomes
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