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Old 06-04-2015, 03:20 PM   #11
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Doesnt sound to me that you are getting power at the campground post I would start there. didnt see your reply about neighbours post. it could be a bad main breaker in the trailer or maybe the converter that is where your power comes into.
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:21 PM   #12
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you need to check your power cord sounds like a open somewhere.

nice tester to have about 30.00 for the fluke brand and they do come in handy
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Old 06-04-2015, 03:26 PM   #13
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Yes. Pull it, and look for fuses not exposed in front opening. I have read others pointing out that their unit had a fuse or two on side or back of converter.
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Old 06-04-2015, 05:20 PM   #14
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K, thanks all. I will try to pull it out and check further. Will try to find the voltage checker also.
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:48 PM   #15
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Old 06-06-2015, 04:50 PM   #17
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Well problem solved. Removed breaker panel and checked for hidden fuses or breakers, there were none.
A friendly neighbour camper came over and suggested a loose connection where main line hooks in under table by water pump, worth a try right and sure enough wiggled wire and radio started playing. Funny thing was tester showed power at all plugs and wires all along, guess just not enough to run anything.
Anyway thanks to all for your ideas.
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Old 06-06-2015, 07:37 PM   #18
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Interstingly I bought a tester similar to this one and it showed power at poat, cable, breaker box and all plugs but still no power to run anything. Found loose connection in box where shore line enters trailer. All working now but curious why tester showed current, any thoughts?
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Old 06-06-2015, 08:03 PM   #19
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The tester measures voltage not current. A loose connection will pass enough current to give a indication but will not carry enough current to work properly.
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Some testers, including the non-contact Fluke unit, are good for detecting the 120 volt line or "hot" wire power. To complete a circuit you need the zero volt neutral wire (grounded conductor) to be intact. If the neutral has a bad connection (open) then you will show "power" to the wires, but there will not be a completed circuit.

One clue is to hold a non-contact field voltage detector to both the black and the white wire at the receptacle with a lamp plugged in and turned on. The black wire should show voltage. The white wire should not. If the voltage detector indicates power on a white neutral wire (grounded conductor) then you should suspect a poor neutral connection somewhere in the system.

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