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Default rediline transfer switch - where is it? (early PT)

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Where is the rediline transfer switch?

I have the red switch for it in the breaker panel and removed the honeywell motor - powered inverter, which still works.

Anyone have a circuit diagram showing the rediline transfer switch?
Anyone have a picture of the switch itself?

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Default Rediline transfer

Mine doesn't have a transfer switch. There is a rediline cancel button near the control panel above my bed by the clock and switches. I abandoned the unit and removed it a few years ago; when I upgraded to a Xantrex. My rediline unit started automatically when you kicked the icemaker or electric drapes or the TV. It would not shut off until you shut the bus off. I think I have a diagram for it in my blue box.....i will look.
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Thank you, Marc. So if I understand correctly, if you were to plug into shore power, the old rediline would continue to power the ice maker or drapes or TV?

Do you know what the cancel button does? I think I have seen that same switch above the headboard.

That seems odd and surprising.
I appreciate your taking a look in your documentation.

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Default Rediline transfer

Well Doug, I don't remember having the engine running (ignition on) with the power connected to remember if that shut it off. When the rediline stopped there is a 12v contactor that would release and switch to shorepower. Behind the back panels in the overhead compartments there are octagon boxes labeled REDILINE with romex wire going in and out. I don't know if they are factory or not. There was a chapter in the book on the unit I remember for sure. I will go out to the bus in a bit and dig into the box.

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Default Rediline transfer

A check of my blue box reveals several blueprints that a previous owner ordered in 1990, shows a general drawing of the rediline but no detailed drawing. It talks about some optional equipment and shows outlets in the front and back going to the two devices and refers to more drawings that I don't have. I do have all the drawings and pin locations for everything under the dash and the complete battery / charging system / isolator in that packet.

I can take apart the back panel and take a picture of the switching relay that is not used anymore if you want me to....
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A check of my blue box reveals several blueprints that a previous owner ordered in 1990, shows a general drawing of the rediline but no detailed drawing. It talks about some optional equipment and shows outlets in the front and back going to the two devices and refers to more drawings that I don't have. I do have all the drawings and pin locations for everything under the dash and the complete battery / charging system / isolator in that packet.

I can take apart the back panel and take a picture of the switching relay that is not used anymore if you want me to....
Yeah, better get some pictures.
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Marc,
Wow, if it's not a hassle, that would be great. I may have the same boxes.

I have thought about testing. I have the three prong plug which used to plug into the rediline. I could run an extension cord and see what happens. Would be nice to do a little research, first.

Thank you kindly,

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Doug,

The transfer switch in my 84 ½ PT-36 was actually an electrical “contactor” mounted in a box behind the kitchen cabinets. The Rediline had been replaced with an inverter before I got the coach but the Rediline transfer contactor was still used to switch a few things like the ice maker to inverter power whenever shore power was lost or not available.
 
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Thats exactly where mine was. Its a Potter-Brumfield relay which switches between shore/gen and inverter/rediline.

If its the same you'll find it in a 4" electrical box with a few runs of romex going to it.

Look behind the sink...


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The transfer switch in my 84 ½ PT-36 was actually an electrical “contactor” mounted in a box behind the kitchen cabinets. The Rediline had been replaced with an inverter before I got the coach but the Rediline transfer contactor was still used to switch a few things like the ice maker to inverter power whenever shore power was lost or not available.
 
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