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Old 05-07-2012
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Default Air Conditioners popping circuit breakers

I can run one of my three air conditioners on high or two on low, but any more than that they pop the park circuit breakers. I have experienced this at several different parks. One of my neighbors at a new park with a 1998 Wanderloge had no issues running all three air conditioners. My gennerator will not run all three either. Any ideas?
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Could be worn or burnt contactors. Look for loose connections and/or overheated wires.
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Cke the amps on each AC with an accurate meter. And ck the amp on each leg of your service. Could have one AC drawing over rated for some reason.
Your AC are 120v, and two will have to be on the same leg. I would suspect there is another major load on that leg too causing the problem.
Try turning off the elect water heater.
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Thank you Dick and Mallie

I will do as you suggest.
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I would report the breaker box to park personnel, it could have a weak breaker that is tripping you off. Also check your in coach breakers to see if they are over heating. At home I had a bad breaker it would trip everytime we plugged the coach in, replaced the breaker and no more problems.
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We had a bad breaker on our SOB outside on the Heart Interface. It'd trip when under load. Replaced it and it's been fine ever since.

Of course we also added a 3rd Unit as we're here in Texas. The old 13.5K Penguins (not up to the job once it hit triple digits) and a new 15K btu Penguin Heat Pump. Now we only need two and the 15K btu unit is actually rated to draw less amps than a 13.5. We kep the old unit and moved it to the kitchen Fantastic Vent location. Now we just close off the bedroom, crank up the generator, the front 2 units (13.5/new 15K) and in about 5 minutes you can hang meat in the forward section.
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