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Old 04-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #1
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Cable TV wire hot

Came back to the camper today and the TV wasn't working. Neighbor left so I went outside to see if they had disconnected anything. Checked the end on the TT first. Burnt my hand! Down right hurts even now. Got a wrench and unscrewed it. As it fell off it sparked and melted the wire inside the fitting. Other end on the site connection was as hot as well. After hours for management now. My inside wires are all cool to touch. Would this be a problem with the campground side or do I have something going on inside the trailer? Any ideas? BTW got the antenna up and tuned so I can see Duke take out Wisconsin so I'm good for the night. I have an 08 feather light sport 165bh
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Wow! I'm surprised that the TV still works. Or if you have a CATv tuner inline, it's probably blown. I'm suspicious that there is some fault in the electrical ground there in the campground power.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:55 AM   #3
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Wow! I'm surprised that the TV still works. Or if you have a CATv tuner inline, it's probably blown. I'm suspicious that there is some fault in the electrical ground there in the campground power.
^^ This ^^

If there was some sort of electrical short within your camper, it would have tripped a breaker or fuse. That campsite has an issue; Perhaps a tent stake pounded into the ground at another site shorting power to the cable coax, and your campsite was on the recieving end. However, the coax connection at the site should have some sort of protection for this, at least at the main camp ground junction I'd think.

I always use an electrical outlet that has a cable coax/phone line (don't need that part) that trips if the coax gets a lightening strike or power surge. At camp sites, its not uncommon for folks to set up a tent in a location (close to the edge of a campsite for example) where the power or coax feed runs; they drive the stakes into the ground, and cut up the power or cable runs.

I'd think though that the power runs are deep, or well protected for this reason.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:54 AM   #4
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The first thing that comes to mind is the campground power receptacle has a reversed hot/neutral and an open ground.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:39 AM   #5
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You're saying that the tv connection coax was electrified? This is the case when using active amplified antennas or from a cable distribution box. There should be a blocking connector inline to prevent that power from going to the tv equipment. The block looks just like a normal "splitter" and someone may have used a non blocking where it should be blocking.
I'd say you have a possible insurance claim if there is damage.
Here is one with power flow clearly marked on it.
http://www.amazon.com/Valley-2-Way-C.../dp/B001X3MGFU
Here's one that doesn't
http://www.amazon.com/Splitter-Broad...YTWH3DCYRTDTEF
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The campground maintenance guy came by today and hooked up a TV to the site's connection. It worked fine. Said issue must be in my trailer. I have a connection outside that goes into a factory installed switch. Flip it one way and I get cable. Flip the other and I get antenna with an amplifier. Next to impossible to see or get at. Supposed to be one or the other. Previous owner installed a separate thru hull cable jack. I'm thinking I now know why. Also Thinking I got an issue with the splitter amplifier piece. I'm now on the thru hull fitting. Gonna keep an eye on it this evening and look at option when I get home.
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I'm still concerned that the CaTV jack and or wiring is picking up ground to the trailer frame and that the hot cable is related to campground power issue.

I'm finding it very hard to believe that anything related to the CaTV equipment could create that level of heat.
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Old 04-07-2015, 10:41 PM   #8
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...As it fell off it sparked and melted the wire inside the fitting.
Right there's your answer. There was so much juice coming through the cable from the pedestal it sparked- and it wasn't hooked to your rig at that time. I don't see how it could be a problem with your TT. Had to be a campground problem, in my opinion.
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The campground maintenance guy came by today and hooked up a TV to the site's connection. It worked fine. Said issue must be in my trailer. I have a connection outside that goes into a factory installed switch. Flip it one way and I get cable. Flip the other and I get antenna with an amplifier. Next to impossible to see or get at. Supposed to be one or the other. Previous owner installed a separate thru hull cable jack. I'm thinking I now know why. Also Thinking I got an issue with the splitter amplifier piece. I'm now on the thru hull fitting. Gonna keep an eye on it this evening and look at option when I get home.
Of course the campground maintenance guy will say this; they in no way will want to admit guilt on their side, as they will be liable to any damages when its proven; his statement avoids that initially....
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Not sure right now. No problems last night with my amplifier/splitter out of the loop. But I've never had this problem before and I have use both fittings. I generally keep the TV connected to the splitter just so I can use the antenna at home and a dive site we go to that doesn't have cable. Just flip a switch,right??? Been thinking about buying a dish and using a spare box I have at home and bringing it. This may have pushed me over the edge. But before I do anything when I get home with better tools and less people and gear in the way, I'm going in that cabinet and take a better look at my setup.
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