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Old 01-17-2018, 09:24 AM   #1
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Powered Outlets while on Generator

I have a 2017 Greyhawk 31FS, was exercising the generator the other day, and noticed that not all the wall outlets are powered while on generator. Does any one know if there is a list, diagram, etc that highlights the working and non-working outlets while on generator.

Yes, I could probably take my meter and check each outlet, then mark the one's that are powered while on generator, but I'm looking for the easy button answer here.

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Old 01-17-2018, 09:39 AM   #2
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Typically they should all be energized unless perhaps there's a breaker on the generator or at the 120V panel that is tripped? Or a GFCI outlet has tripped.
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:30 AM   #3
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Unfortunately you will need to see which ones are not on and go back from there.

The are three basic groups. Outlets off inverter(tv and microwave), outlets off gfi around bathroom and exterior if you have one and all others. Once you determine which ones you can go back and look at those things that control these out letís. Everything runs through the House circuit breaker box so that is the first place to look. Especially at the gfi if it is trip and will not set then you probably donít have pier to it.
If you have tv and microwave but no power anywhere else it could be the circuit breaker on the generator. If it is everywhere but the tv and microwave then check the inverter. There are some additional area but they start to get pretty rare.

Good luck it is probably something fairly simple.


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Old 01-17-2018, 12:19 PM   #4
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I love this forum! Thanks for the fast responses.

For further information sake, the one outlet that concerned me at the time was the one that powered the large TV and HDMI hub at the front of the rig. The Micro worked, the TVs in the bunks and rear worked... Not the front TV however. Again, I did not check outlets that had nothing plugged into them, so there could be more or just this one.

I'll pull the meter out and see what's going on at each one and check the breaker boxes.

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Make sure the engine was not running. The front tv is locked out with a solenoid when the engine is running.


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Old 01-17-2018, 01:47 PM   #6
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That's it!! I did have the engine running while running the generator. I was running both as part of my monthly winter check-in at the storage lot. Thought it would be nice to watch some TV while I let the engine and generator idle for 30 minutes. Guess I'll listen to the radio from now on!

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Or bypass the solenoid as many people do so that others can watch the telly while riding.
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Old 01-18-2018, 06:17 AM   #8
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How does one go about that? I mean, where is the solenoid located typically?

That's what I'd really like to do as we make an epic journey to Disney this summer. The kids would probably like to watch some movies on the way down.
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Typically just plug the TV into another nearby outlet.
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Review this post, explains some options from cutting the wire to replacing the outlet.
https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...n-11021-4.html
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