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Old 05-20-2012, 07:29 AM   #1
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Circuit breaker blows with air and microwave?

I have a 2012 32 bhds(about five weeks old). Yesterday, we had the air conditioning running, and a tv. When we turned the micro wave on, the circuit tripped. Has anyone had an issue with this. Does not seem right. I never had a circuit blow in my old trailer with more electric running. Any feedback would be great

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:37 AM   #2
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Did the main breaker trip or just a single circuit? In any event contact Jayco and get the wiring diagrams for your camper, both 12V and 120V systems. This will show you which circuits are tied together. My last camper (non Jayco) had a similar issue where we needed to "ration" our electricity. Figuring out which outlets are connected together can help.

Did you have the water heater and fridge on electric as well? If your main breaker tripped, it's very possible that you exceeded the 30A for the trailer.

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Old 05-20-2012, 07:56 AM   #3
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I also had the electric hot water heater on.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:32 AM   #4
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Most appliances will tell you what the required wattage or amperage is to run the appliance. Here is the amperage draw for some common RV appliances and electronics.

Electric water heater (6 gal) - 11 amps
Converter - 8 amps
Microwave - 13 amps
Refrigerator - 3 amps
Roof a/c 14 amps
TV - 2 amps

If you have 30 amp service, you can't run all the appliances you list without overloading the breaker.
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I have the same TT and if you have the outside kitchen w/ fridge you cant run all that at once. The outside fridge is a regular 120v small fridge and use an enormous amount of power when starting up to cycle. If you use it you need to run hot water heater and inside fridge on propane to use the a/c and microwave at same time. But you can run outside fridge, inside fridge and hot water heater on electric if turn the a/c off while you use the microwave then just turn the a/c back on.
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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With my 2010 32BHDS I can run the micro with the AC at the same time but if I plug in my electric perculator the 30amp breaker in the TT will trip.
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This thread reminds me of the old TV series "Green Acres". :hihi:

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