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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, melted connections are not caused by a short; They are caused by a poor connection. A heavy load with a poor connection creates heat.


Hmmm, I seem to recall from basic electricity that a short is a pretty heavy load. (Load being defined as amps)


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larry cad wrote:

ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, melted connections are not caused by a short; They are caused by a poor connection. A heavy load with a poor connection creates heat.


Hmmm, I seem to recall from basic electricity that a short is a pretty heavy load. (Load being defined as amps)
That's what I was going to say Larry, you beat me to it.





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I vote dead short..

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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

[emoticon] Hi, melted connections are not caused by a short; They are caused by a poor connection. A heavy load with a poor connection creates heat.


That is what I thought too, so I disconnected all the battery cables (including the chassis + & - ) and leave only the negative on the 6 v house battery, when I connect the positive (what I believe to be the generator cable it starts to smoke. there should be no load, that is why I think it is shorting and may have something to do with the boost/jump relay that I would like to test if I could find it.


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Beverley&Ken wrote:



As for the original question, follow the problem positive cable and look for a place where it may be pinched, or worn insulation causing a dead short to ground. It may be where it goes through a metal wall and grommet is broken or missing, or along a frame rail or other metal grounded component.

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Yes this was my first thought as well, I have started to try and follow it but this is quite a task with all the installation and the fact I have to crawl under the motor home and we are still having freezing weather here in Montreal. I'll keep looking....

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Take it to a repair shop or call a mobile tech. Its going to be far safer and cheaper than having it catch on fire

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I have passed 1,000 amps through these terminals

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:

I have passed 1,000 amps through these terminals


If clean and tight-- yes.

Loose, corroded, copper wire turned into copper oxide-- not so much.

Again, resistance times current= HEAT


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Exactly my point

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1,000 amps will flame anything smaller than 1/0 cable

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