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  • MRJohnston
    MRJohnston RV Repair Club:
    November 1, 2020
    I would like to implore everyone to check all electrical connections in their RV as a routine maintenance item. Especially the ATS, converter, and inverter systems by using an inch-pound torque driver. I found two loose screws on my ATS and I check the...  more
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    • MRJohnston
      Ed Stone November 1, 2020 What do you mean by "ATS"? 
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      • MRJohnston
        MRJohnston November 1, 2020 ATS is the Automatic Transfer Switch that auto switches your unit from shore power to built-in generator.  Of course not everyone will have an automatic switch.  You may not have one or it may be a manually operated one.
    • MRJohnston
      MRJohnston November 1, 2020 Loose screws on an ATS (not mine).
    • MRJohnston
      Ed Stone November 1, 2020 Ah.... yes! That now makes sense; we have one of them on our whole-house generator connection too.  Thank you. 
    • MRJohnston
      John T November 2, 2020 As a retired electrical power distribution engineer I agree its best to check electrical connections routinely. Look for loose connections or tell tale signs of burning/heating, arcing or melting etc. ESPECIALY where high current flows like inverters, bat...  more
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      • MRJohnston
        car2ner November 2, 2020 this is the first time I've ever read of exercising circuit breakers.  What exactly how do you do that.
    • MRJohnston
      Andy & Maureen T November 2, 2020 Check Mike's recent article:
      "RVelectricity – No~Shock~Zone by Mike Sokol – Issue 36"
    • MRJohnston
      Full Time Dream RV November 2, 2020 Yes, my brother just had an issue with his convertor coming loose and blowing the fuse so his batteries where not charging!
    • MRJohnston
      John T November 2, 2020 car, good question "this is the first time I've ever read of exercising circuit breakers.  What exactly how do you do that." ALL YOU DO IS FLIP THEM OFF THEN BACK ON. Easy Peasey it was part of our regular routine maintenance at each place I was an e...  more
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      • MRJohnston
        car2ner November 3, 2020 thanks, my circuit breakers are under the foot of the bed.  I can see it now "honey, what are you doing under there" " oh just exercising the circuit breakers" "uhuh".  and then the dogs come slurp on my face because I am on the floor. ...  more
      • MRJohnston
        MRJohnston November 3, 2020 John T,  it is my understanding that breakers are best exercised in a de-energized state to prevent arcing/pitting.  Comments?
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