I just bought this 83 Brougham rv and the gen charges the battery, but no A/C to the camper. There is a 30A outlet mounted right inside of where the power cord is stored. The power cord was cut. and I am adding a male 30A plug. it did come with a 30A extension cord. The A/C does work when plugged to shore power. Could the Gen be powering that box? Plugging the RV cord into that box be how I get A/C to the camper? I do not see any power center. just the A/C-D/C power bow with CB and Fuses.
Thanks for the help.
David, yep we are in agreement as far as the plug and receptacle.
YES the Transfer Switch should switch all three leads, namely the Hot UnGrounDED Conductor; The GrounDED Conductor (Neutral); and the Equipment GroundING Conductor, and the 2 Pole 3 wire GroundING NEMA TT30 R Receptacle accomplishes that when you aren't at an RV Park pedestal so instead plug your cord into the gensets output via that Receptacle, I.E. you're indeed switching all three wires. The GrounDED Conductor (Neutral) is bonded to the Equipment GroundING Conductor at one location ONLY, which is the main panel in the RV Park (NOT in the RV Distribution Panel) OR what's considered a "Separately Derived Source" the Onan Genset which is NON floating, meaning its Neutral is bonded to its case/frame.
Clear as mud lol
I'm long retired as an Electrical Distribution Design Engineer and rusty as an old nail but believe the above is still accurate, however NO WARRANTY
Yes - thank you! I had ASSumed that those were AC fuses. But in looking at my maual, they are "Start-stop DC fuses." So where the heck are the breakers? I thought the genset had AC breakers, too?
On many Onans, the 120 VAC single pole 30 amp circuit breaker is in front but partly hidden in a recess not visible from the front but its there and its a smaller type of breaker and they have been known to trip out. Look and feel around in the front but sideways in a recessed area.
I thread-jacked with my 6500. There are 2 - I found 2 little push-button breakers.
My manual also says it puts out 12V DC at a charge rate of 1-4 amps. I'm not sure how that works when my converter is on, or how it all works when the engine is running (alternator, generator and converter charging the batteries) but I've done enough damage in this thread. I'll do some more research on my own :-)
Thanks.There were less than 200 hours on it when I got it, but it did sit for a long time. It was fine for a while, but then began to hunt under a load. The can of Sea Foam run through with a gallon of gas cured it. I have the original manual and the governor setting procedure makes my head spin - it does have to be just right to get the right output. It seems fine as-is though.
On the 12V charging thing - I'm not sure mine is working anymore. I get the 12V feed to the hour meter but the battery health gauge doesn't work. I'm wondering if it's connected? But, I have a battery health monitor as part of the tank level panel so I don't really care. The converter charges the batteries when the generator is running anyway (and the Trick-L-Start charges the chassis battery).