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185EZ

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Posted: 10/11/18 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

One thing I noticed was the blue wire on the 15 amp receptacles is attached to the silver terminals but the blue wire is attached to the gold terminal on the 30 amp
the red wires are attached to the gold terminals on the 15 amp and attached to the silver terminal on the 30 amp
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Posted: 10/11/18 12:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blue wire should be on silver screw!


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Posted: 10/11/18 12:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sunavabitch
That was it
I had to rotate the 30 amp outlet to make the wires reach but it also makes it easier to plug in the cord. The way they had it was difficult to plug in. I almost bought an adapter.
No more codes on EMS and it sent power through.

Would there be any damage to my rv when I had it plugged in directly to the generator with those wires switched?
Everything seemed to work fine

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Posted: 10/11/18 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

185EZ wrote:

sunavabitch
That was it
I had to rotate the 30 amp outlet to make the wires reach but it also makes it easier to plug in the cord. The way they had it was difficult to plug in. I almost bought an adapter.
No more codes on EMS and it sent power through.

Would there be any damage to my rv when I had it plugged in directly to the generator with those wires switched?
Everything seemed to work fine


No harm done running it like it was. Without a ground bond, neutral and hot are arbitrary. It would only cause issues if some kind of device needed both 20A and 30A at the same time and shorted the neutrals together inside. Your bonding plug plus EMS RV was a harmless version of such a device. [emoticon]

What you found explains everything which is why I posted this earlier:

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Tied inside makes sense, but what I meant was that the 20A receptacles selected one of the output legs as neutral and the 30A receptacle selected the opposite one.


Glad you have it all straightened out.

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Posted: 10/11/18 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There should be no ill effects!

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Posted: 10/11/18 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you to everyone for being patient with me and helping out.
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* This post was edited 10/11/18 04:26pm by 185EZ *

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Posted: 10/11/18 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you found it, you fixed it, and you have learned a 'lot'
good work

i remember thinking there was a reverse wiring connection
I thought it was in the extension cord,
you found it in the generator


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