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ford truck guy

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Posted: 08/29/21 07:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Been at the beach for 4 days now with no problems.

About an hour ago, i lost most of my 110 outlets, still had 1 of my 15k AC’s and the microwave..

Went to my Hughes Autoformer and the top light is lit RED -= line 1 voltage

Thinking my pedestal is bad I ran my cord to the spot next to me…. Same issue???

Could my transfer switch be bad?

I do have my shore power going into my hughes, then my transfer switch… along with my 6500 Onan… debating if I wanna run my Onan , or stay with 1 AC till tomorrow


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You might try forcing a changeover and back on the transfer switch. I know there have been a number of posts on another forum about bad transfer switches.

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Posted: 08/29/21 07:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are you using an adpater or plugging straight into fifty amp receptacle?
Does everything work off on-board genset?
If yes, bad transfer switch.


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I just read on another forum that there are some autoformers out there that are miswired and have an issue with high voltage on one leg. I think that they were sold about two years ago.


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Posted: 08/29/21 08:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would manually check the voltage at the pedestal supply. You are looking for 120v Hot to Neutral and 240 volts hot to hot.

If the the auto former is not really boosting much you could just remove it from the circuit to see what goes.
Check voltage on each leg with items running. If you have a bad neutral it will show high on one side and low on the other.


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I'll bet he lost one leg of the 50A curcuit at the post. Pull out your multi-meter and check the two 50A legs at the post or your electrical panel in the trailer.

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Thanks to all who responded-

Found the issue..

I have the 50amp inlet on the rear corner of my coach, the stock cord that came with was way too stiff.

I got a plug that went into the coach and had the 50amp male on the other end.. I then made a 40’’ cord out of SOO cord that is real flexible….

One leg at that plug was burnt up… I did not get too far into it yet, but I am assuming that since I made the cord, I didn’t tighten something….

I ran to Walmart and found a 30 amp RV cord that I plugged into the pedestal until I can get to an RV dealer tomorrow and get a new 50 amp cord

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Thanks for the update
Dealer? ooh! Have you tried Amazon for cord? Maybe 15 footer!

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my issue that was resolved - [image]

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Posted: 08/31/21 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I see a lot of discoloration on the ground connection. Looks like it may have issues! Test to insure there is no connection (resistance) between neutral(white wire) and the ground.

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