This is ongoing since May 2012. Everything operates on generator power. When hooked up to 50 amp shore power no outlets work, the microwave, TV, and some other things do not work.....this is with the inverter (Magnum ME Series) turned on or off. Previous to this we have been told to change the transfer switch, the male end on the power cord (also checked the continuity of the wire), and get new batteries. All this has been done. As of this moment the only way to keep things working is with the generator running and I cannot afford all that diesel fuel!!! All help appreciated.
Check the end of the shorepower cable where it enters the rig's wiring. There is normally a junction box with splices accomplished with wire nuts.
Is you shorepower cord on a reel type retractor? If so it could be a bad slip ring.
The best, and perhaps the only way to determine the real problem is to make some voltage checks. Do you have a multimeter, and have you ever used it?
It is beginning to sound like you have a bad transfer switch but I believe you have changed that out so that leaves us with a bad shore power cord or cord connections. We need some voltage checks to determine the problem. Let us know about the multimeter.
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Sounds like you may have a bad or incorrect connection where your power cord connects to the transfer switch.
Had a connection burn off on mine( Marr connector shook loose)this weekend resulting in same symtoms. Took a bit of searching and brain draining to find it. Unplug and remove the cover on the transfer switch and rechech the connections. JMHO
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Get a "tunnel light" socket from your local hardware and a lamp, either go with the small 7 watt "Golf ball" or a rough service lamp with a cage around it,
The tunnel light is a rubberized socket assembly with two leads.
You will also need some heat shrink tubing and some more wire, 18 GA (Lamp cord) is just fine, and a pair of probes (Radio shack used to sell thiese (insulated probes I might add.
Extend the leads on the socket, about 1 foot on each lead shold do
Solder the wires and heat shrink over that, then electrical tape over that.
Now, attach the probes to the end of the extensions (Solder again after slippign the insulated "handle" of the probe over the wire.
Starting at the outlet.
Probe the outlet for power, 30 amps probe flat to flat, LIGHT GOOD, no light, you found the problem
50 amp probe from the sides to the center flat blade.. Same results.
now if your power cord is removable, Probe it. Alas, I do not know which wire is neutral on the Marinco so start by touching one probe to the metal strip on the side (Safety ground) two of the 3 should light the lamp Then move the probe from teh metal outside contact to the 3rd slot (the one that does not light the lamp) light good, dark bad
Move to the ATS, measuring with one probe on the NEUTRAL terminal
Measure the ATS output (load terminals)
The main breaker box.
If you find no power at the ATS input (Which I suspect you will) you will need to break down the INLET,, I had screws loose on my inlet.
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