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cavie

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Not so. Some do, some don't. Many RV'ers had discovered this problem. I proved it for myself with 2 of my trailers parked side by side. 2002 5th wheel and 2011 Keystone. Neither would work when plugged into a GFI circuit. Trip the GFI outlet in either trailer and the shore GFI would stay activated. It seams to be within the quality if the GFI outlets.


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It might be your arc reactor going out. [emoticon]I would flip the breaker that it is connected to an see if the GFCI still trips. If all is well with the breaker off then look for a name or number on the unit that sparks and we'll see if we can help.


Please tell me what an "Arc reactor" is! FYI RV's do not use Arc Fault breakers.

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No I do not check water levels in my batteries. They are sealed gel batteries (x2) and my trailer does not have an inverter. This “hardware” looks like a big chip board. One side has green and white wires going to breaker #2 marked “general” other side of board has red and white wires, thick gauge going to a bus bar looks like. If I flip the #2 breaker off than it doesn’t spark as there is no power obviously. But my fridge tv and batteries are receiving no power. This is not an issue of being plugged into a gfi. Had no problem the last 4 years. No name or branding on chip board other than some numbers. Punched them in google and didn’t find much. Let me figure out this photo bucket ****. Who woulda thought the 30 yr old is struggling with photos lol

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Numbers on unit are

AC04W138607996

Whatever it is power is traveling from cord (either direct plug in or generator) going through this circuit board deal and traveling out the other end to batteries fridge and tv? Ac microwave and everything else is unaffected

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I get off work at 3 I’ll post some better pics. Thanks for your help guys. I really appreciate it!
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Looks to be the circuit board for the converter. Battery charger.
looks a lot like this. Not sure about your numbers.
Circuit board
Look on the enclosure fore make and model of converter.


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ThePrez wrote:

Whatever it is power is traveling from cord (either direct plug in or generator) going through this circuit board deal and traveling out the other end to batteries fridge and tv? Ac microwave and everything else is unaffected


Power going to that board simply supplies power to the converter (battery charger).

That board shouldn't act as a pass through for power to other circuits.
It's likely that the breaker supplying power to the converter also supplies power to the fridge and the TV.
RV manufacturers are famous for running multiple devices on the same circuit breaker.

I touch on that subject in this video where I move the converter to its own breaker.


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cavie wrote:

opnspaces wrote:

It might be your arc reactor going out. [emoticon]I would flip the breaker that it is connected to an see if the GFCI still trips. If all is well with the breaker off then look for a name or number on the unit that sparks and we'll see if we can help.


Please tell me what an "Arc reactor" is! FYI RV's do not use Arc Fault breakers.
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ThePrez wrote:

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Like I said in an earlier post, your converter is toast and that's why your battery is dead and why you fridge doesn't work (it needs 12V).

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