Help, Took the rv out for a test drive today, turned on the generator, Onan 4,000, turned on 2 Ac units, both worked great, than Generator went off. When we got back hom tried the Gen, no AC, but every thing else worked. Switched to land Electric and both Ac units worked but not at same time. Checked circut braker in Rv OK. Now what??
Mary, How could you make such a stupid misteak? None of the rest of us have ever done anything like that. Oh Dear, Oh Dear, what we we do with you?
I don't remember what type of RV you have so I'm going to post this, reread your post and then continue to berate you.
Okay, I would guess you have either a A or a C, in either case the answer is praobably the same and at the worst very simple for someone who has been on here for better than ten years. I would bet there is a reset or circuit breaker that is tripped. Not many resets on AC units. Could be your transfer relay, that transfers the source of power from the gen to shore power or vise versa, I have to think about that for a minute. Whatever is wrong is most likely very simple. You should have several circuit breakers not just one, trip and reset all of them. It seem to me that if everything else is working, the transfer relay is good and a breaker is tripped. I don't want to befuddle you with all sorts of technical questions(no offence ment) so try that first and post what type of RV you have and if you have 30 amp service or 50 amp service. If you don't know the main breaker should tell you that, also it is in the manual. Maybe the dealer who sold to you could help.
Good Luck and get your post right next time, OKAY?
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Are you sure that the generator is actually putting out to the RV, now that you restarted it. Do you have enough battery back-up to use the inverter, to make it appear that the other 110VAC outlets were working?
Also kind of surprised that you only have 4,000W Onan when you have two A/C units....that would be pretty close, if not in excess of the maximum that generator could put out. You may have trip the Generator's Circuit Breaker, if it has one? You may have to only run one A/C at a time?
Not knowing what you have for a rig, or the way it's power distribution is set up, you may want to start working backwards from the A/C units, to the Distribution panels....
Are you getting any 110VAC when the Inverter is shut-off? and the generator running? (maybe disconnect the battery?) Again, not knowing how your rig is set up, makes this difficult. Sorry
As for being in the wrong forum, I'm pretty sure that the moderator will shift this when he see it, and you will probably get more help. But it would have been nice of U.O.W. to be helpful, rather than get picky.
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I believe the 4000 watts is not enough for (2) ac units. They take quite a few amps each and may have been too much for the generator. I would try each one separate and see what happens. I'm assuming the ac units are 13,500 each. They run around 12-15 amps each, that would be a total of 24-30 amps just for the ac units. Not enough for anything else. Just not enough watts I believe. Good luck.
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Thank you all for your suggestions, tomorrow we will check and make sure the gen is putting out power and not just the inverter. Hope we didn,t fry the gen. Leavig on the 12th for Ga. Will let you know what we discover. Kep your fingers crossed.