Greetings, I don't have any info for your converter but I do have an electrical PROBLEM? I have a 69 compact and just putting the cord to the plug in pops the ground fault on the house. I've tried three different outlets on the house nothing. all pop. I'm so lost here I need ideas. I've changed cords. had a electrian friend make sure the box is wired correct. it has two 15amp breakers. thank you for any ideas. tiajannet
Hi Tiajannet, I move this post so people could answer you more easily.
Try plugging your trailer into a plug that is not GFI. If the breaker doesn't blow on that circuit, your problem could be the neutral/grounds are mixed up in the trailer. If the white wires and grounds are in the same bar, it will blow a GFI every time.
If the trailer service box is not grounded to the frame, it will cause the GFI to pop. Clean the frame/ground connection and triple check the cord ground.
Also, if you have an older electric/propane fridge, they are infamous for popping GFIs...
Also switch all the trailer breaker off, then plug it in the non GFI outlet. If it trips you have an issue between the power inlet plug on the trailer and the breakers in the trailer. Which could be as Vikx described above with the ground or neutral. It was once common to tie the ground to the neutral.
If it doesn't trip, switch one breaker on at a time.
thanks for the help I would do a thread about this but I can't seem to figuree out how to start a thread computers are not my thing. Anyhow update I got a new plug in for on the trailer. Holding it I pluged in the cord, it did not trip the GFI. so i put it on the trailer. we hooked it all up. plugged in the cord and trip. and that was with the breakers off. we reviewed again, tried again with the breakers on. trip again. SOoooo I took the plug box off the trailer connected it to the wires hanging in the cabinet, brought the cord in the door way plugged it in and had power no tripping. SOooo what gives??? we are so baffeled to the hilt. I mount it to the trailer it trips. It hangs in mid air it works. I put double insultation between it and the trailer, screws clearly go thur the metal into wood. I know this sounds crazy but it is really happening. and other ideas. tiajannet
GROUND your breaker box and be SURE the connection to the frame is clean and sound. Also check that your white common wires are not connected with the copper grounds. The black inlet wire should always be "hot", the white are common. They connect together at the common bar.
You may have a rubbed wire from the new inlet to the breaker box. Check your light fixtures; the PO could have fried the wiring with 100 watt bulbs...
you are right my electric friend freaked when I said white and ground don't go together. The ground is a new wire, and contact on trailer is clean and shiny. How do I attach a photo? the forum still has me as a guest and won't let me start a thread. who do I contact about that. I really want to converse about issues. I have inspected the new inlet box and see no cracks or any problem with it. It will transport electric just not when it's attached to the unit. The end of the week will bring my firend back to explore and apply what yal'll have said, if he understands it or not. thank again Merry Christmas all. tiajannet
I doubt that your inlet has a problem; the trailer does... guessing when you mount the inlet to the trailer, the skin is "hot" and is tripping the breaker. Be sure you are not plugging into the GFI for these tests.
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