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Old 08-04-2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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Possible power cord issue

I came over to my moms to check on trailer prepping things for our journey to disney next week.I noticed the battery was almost dead so I check outlet supplying 120 volts to trailer and it was tripped.I reset and plugged bavk in and all seems fine but the power cord has 2 blue lights and only 1 in lit up,I went to my brothers house who has a 30amp supply and plugged it in and also in 1 light came on.I don't remember if both should be on or not.anyone else have this cord,it is a 50 amp power supply cord also
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:08 PM   #2
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It's common that the Fusion cords go bad on one leg. Your breaker box has only one hot leg as a result of this so you will probably need to confirm with a new cord. If you have 2 AC's do they both work? Seperate of course due to only 30 amp service.
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I hate to assume but in this case I will I take it you were using a adaptor to plug the 50 amp cord into a 30 amp receptacle. The 50 amp cord is 4 wires Two are hot wires where as the 30 amp recept has only one hot wire That would explain why you were only getting one blue light come on.

The CB that tripped at your moms house was that for a 30 amp recept or something different if different was it a GFI recept.?
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I hate to assume but in this case I will I take it you were using a adaptor to plug the 50 amp cord into a 30 amp receptacle. The 50 amp cord is 4 wires Two are hot wires where as the 30 amp recept has only one hot wire That would explain why you were only getting one blue light come on.

The CB that tripped at your moms house was that for a 30 amp recept or something different if different was it a GFI recept.?
It is its own 30amp breaker.It's just a regular gfi as I only use it for charging battery and keeping the fridge cold.I'm using a extension cord to a 30 to 50 adapter.But like was mentioned I only have 1 hot leg since it's not 50 amp so 1 blue light on means I only have power to 1 leg.I should have realized that before I posted
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It's common that the Fusion cords go bad on one leg. Your breaker box has only one hot leg as a result of this so you will probably need to confirm with a new cord. If you have 2 AC's do they both work? Seperate of course due to only 30 amp service.
I plugged it into a dedicated 30 amp service at my brothers and also got 1 light on so in assuming the cord it still good.I only have 1 ac unit but I cannot run that on the set up I have at my moms til I run a better stronger wiring .the only power draw the garage has is 5 standard light bulbs
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Lately there have been many post on here about not plugging the TT into GFI recept. It appears that they will trip. This may be what have happened at your Mom's house
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Yea I have read some of the issues but feel better knowing that it's protected by a gfi.we had pretty strong storms last night and it's possible power got interrupted and tripped it
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At mom's house the GFCI may be the issue as has been pointed out. My Experience was that the GFCI did not cause me any grief but I could not run an A/C from a 15A household circuit but I could from a 20A circuit.
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Based on the replies I would say that you will be ok once you get to Disney. Your problem was most likely the GFI tripped due to the storm or just having the RV plugged into it. You never did say what the Recpt. was at your Mom's 15 or 20 amp?
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Based on the replies I would say that you will be ok once you get to Disney. Your problem was most likely the GFI tripped due to the storm or just having the RV plugged into it. You never did say what the Recpt. was at your Mom's 15 or 20 amp?
It's 20amp receptacle. Dedicated just to trailer.this is the first issue I had in the almost 1 year keeping it here.
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