Wiring Problem or Converter Problem
Thanks for looking at this posting.
This problem came with my rig. Have had it three weeks now. I have done the step-by-step testing to narrow down the culprit but need to know what to do next.
I hooked up to shore power at my home. All my outside receptacles have GFCI's.
They all tripped when trying to plug my power cable in. I have a proper extension made for an RV and the proper converter plug. So I needed to hook it up to a non GFCI outlet.
Inside my home, I plugged it in to a regular outlet, and ran the ac in the rig and other devices on 110v, worked fine no overheating of anything, no tripping of the home circuit breaker. Knowing something is wrong I turned all the breakers in the RV off, and tried plugging it back in on the outside GFCI. It did not trip.
After trying the combination of the breakers in the RV, I found that the one labeled "Conv", which I assuming is the converter, is the problem. However, further testing showed that it only tripped the GFCI (outside my home) when I turned the "#1" receptacle breaker on. The #2 breaker has the micro and fridge on it, and #3 is the Converter and #4 is the ac. So the only combo that is throwing the outside GFCI is #1 and #3 together.
If I have given enough to go by, hoping I did this logically, is this dangerous to run on the non GFCI (from inside my home)? And what should I do next, I have 110 and some 220 experience from my previous careers (now retired), but this RV thing is a new animal to me.
Thanks in advance !
Steve and Maggie Bidelman
Naples Florida Newbies January 2019
2004 Sightseer 27C Workhorse Chassis Vortec 800