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Old 05-17-2016, 08:04 PM   #1
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My power converter breaker is flipping my breaker in house

I have a 40 ft bhts jayco destination camper and when I plug my camper into the house it flips the breaker in the house. But when I leave that breaker off, the tv and outlets work but the lights don't. What could this be? thanks for your suggestions

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:17 PM   #2
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I would wonder what else is on the circuit you plug the camper into? What is the rating of that stick house breaker, 15 or 20-amp?

If you have other loads on that house circuit the load of the converter trying to charge the house battery or batteries, as well as make 12-volts for the other camper circuits, it may be just enough to trip your house breaker.

Have you tried any other outlets in the stick house to see if it does the same thing on another circuit? If it does, you could possibly have some sort of converter problem (short?) that causes the stick house breaker to trip. But I would expect the trailer's converter breaker to immediately trip first if the converter was actually shorted.

Try another outlet and see if the same thing happens.

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Old 05-17-2016, 08:30 PM   #3
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I will try that

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Old 05-17-2016, 10:18 PM   #4
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I'll echo the above. Most likely you have several other things on the same circuit for the house. Rarely is one breaker controlling just one outlet. Find out what else in the house no longer works when the breaker trips, and keep it off while plugging in the trailer and operating the converter.
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:22 PM   #5
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Make sure the coach's A/C unit is off.

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To eliminate the possibility that the battery charge controller is putting to much of a load on the 110VAC house circuit, pull the main fuse for the battery, then plug the TT in to the housed 110VAC outlet. This will eliminate the battery(s) from the charge controller. What is the voltage of the batteries? If the voltage is to low 10VDC or less, it may be trying to draw more amps from the controller.

Is the house 110VAC outlet wired correctly?


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