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Old 06-24-2014, 03:04 AM   #1
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2004 aerolite A27BH no AC power

have no AC power except power to microwave. reset breakers numerous times. Do not see any lose wiring at electrical panel. I have 3 breakers. One runs microwave, the other 2 I reset with no luck. Is it possible that 2 breakers could be blown? All 12v fuses OK. I heard a pop at panel after plugging into house electric when charging camper battery before a camping outing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 06-24-2014, 03:53 AM   #2
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have no AC power except power to microwave. reset breakers numerous times. Do not see any lose wiring at electrical panel. I have 3 breakers. One runs microwave, the other 2 I reset with no luck. Is it possible that 2 breakers could be blown? All 12v fuses OK. I heard a pop at panel after plugging into house electric when charging camper battery before a camping outing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Yes it is possible that you could have two bad breakers, but the problem is likely something other than the breakers.

The pop sounds like a dead short snapping the breaker of instanly.

When you try to reset the breakers do you get anything at all? To test plug in a lamp to on a receptacle flip the breaker and see if you get a light. If the lamp lights and and the goes out it would mean that you have problem in the wiring.

Other things that can cause a no power situation could be broken wires or bad connections.
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checked interior and exterior lites after reseting breakers and still no luck. the only power is to the microwave. how to test whether breakers blown? used camper last year had no issues with electrical system. problem seems to have occurred after sitting all winter and getting ready for this season when i plugged in to house electric to charge battery.
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By checking interior lights and exterior lights are you talking about you 12V system? My unit only has one 120V light and that is the lamp between the recliners.

The 120V system is mainly your wall receptacles, AC, entertainment system and Microwave.

If you have narrowed it down to the 120V system and not the 12V system, then get a new breaker to match your service panel and swap out a breaker to see if that is the problem. 15 amp breakers are reasonably inexpensive at the big box stores.

If you find that it is your 12V system, the first place I would look is the batteries. If they are good, next is the 12V converter breakers and then the converter itself.

Electrical problems are no fun and you need to go through things in a methodical way eliminating things one at a time.
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have power to outlets but no AC unit power. will check battery area. not sure where 12v converter breakers are
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:41 PM   #6
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I seem to remember another thread a couple of months ago where someone was only getting power down one leg of their cord. Are you plugging in to 30 or 50 amp or just using an extension cord off the house?
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i am running power cord from my house electric
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Is your trailer wired for 30 or 50 amp power? 3 prong or 4 prong plug?
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it is a 3 prong plug. all outlets work. microwave works. air conditioner unit does not work. interior/exterior lines do not work.
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Couple of other questions. Were you hooked up to your house last year the same way when everything worked or were you at a campground? Do you know what the amperage is of the circuit you're plugged into? Sounds like you're getting 110V power in if the outlets and microwave work. If its just the Air Conditioner that's not working look specifically for the AC breaker and troubleshoot around that. Bad breaker possibly, mice could have chewed wires over the winter, hard to say.
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