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enblethen

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Posted: 09/30/20 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your second photo is in deed the converter.
Check with your buddy to see if he has an inverter.
Looks like he has no transfer switch. I hate the generic block diagrams from manufacturers.


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Posted: 09/30/20 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Blackdiamond wrote:

In my southwind it is located behind the main breaker box


Thank you, and I even got told that by the Manufacturer but, It is not there! I just posted what is behind it. Maybe you can give some insight to this mystery! Here is what is under the fridge!

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Posted: 09/30/20 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I may have found one. As someone that knows nothing about RV's, could this be replacing the transfer switch?

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Posted: 09/30/20 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That looks like a whole house inverter. It would have a transfer switch built in.
Follow the orange cord to see where it goes.

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Posted: 09/30/20 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You got it! I hope!
That is where the shore line is located.

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Posted: 09/30/20 08:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is strange. Plug the 30 amp shore power into output from the inverter.
Odd because the inverter will try to charge battery from it's own battery source. That doesn't work in most cases.
There must be something else in the system to prevent this from happening.
I am guessing the receptacle is fed with orange cord!
Does the rig have a genset?

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Posted: 09/30/20 08:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This guy?

enblethen

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Posted: 09/30/20 09:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought it had a genset.
Here is a new search for tomorrow. Try tracing the genset output toward the converter.
The shore power cord that plugs in, is it the same that you would plug into park pedestal?

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Posted: 10/01/20 07:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK.
1. That Inverter was ADDED after the Unit was built. NOT OEM
2. You have 30 amp Shore service. 30 amp has 3 prongs 50 amp has 4 prongs
3. That 3 prong female receptacle box was NOT OEM. Odds are the original was broken loose and was replaced with the box you see. Still it operates the same, just has been repaired in 25 years.
4. You do NOT have a Transfer Box since you have that 30 amp plug in for the 30 amp Power Cord
5. The Transfer box under the refer is what I stated. Inside your RV should be a switch that switches between Front AC and Rear AC. That Transfer you found is what determines POWER to the Rear AC when the Genset is running. Either Genset or Shore when the interior Front/Rear switch is set. When the switch is set to front AC, BOTH Front and Rear will run Off the Genset. When set for Front AC ONLY the Front will run on Shore Power. When set for REAR, ONLY the rear will run on Shore Power as 120 power to the front AC has been disconnected by that switch.
HAVE YOU FOUND THE FRONT AND REAR AC SWITCH? Doug

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Posted: 10/01/20 09:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your 98 Pace Arrow came with a Intellitec load sheading device ( no manual switching between front and rear ACs) and a 30 amp automatic transfer switch. It looks like there was a failure and the previous owner couldn't fix it properly and kluged up the system.

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