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Old 12-24-2010
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Default Leg 1 meters say dead

On my electrically challenged brain, I spent 4 hours on Smity Helds 87 35FC. The gauge and on monitor panel show zero volts. But, with a voltmeter we show correct voltage. We have tested and replaced a 50 amp breaker, and found the same. Shore or genny, gauge is dead. All systems show correct voltage and everything works- This is for Leg 1, Leg 2 shows great voltage. At the back of coach in utility bay shows 2 green polarity lites. Smitty moved coach, plugged it into another circuit and still showing leg one dead. Before moving coach, red leds were showing on a different circuit. Stumped, any clues? Ask me about flooring~ I was on brain overload after this so I had to have some wine
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Bad Gauge?
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Got the same problen on the PT... Gauge is good and both legs function normally but no voltage to the gauge? Its on my "todoo" list, always something
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Make sure all the breakers are indeed on. My coach has the meters wired into two different circuits in the breaker panel. One of the meters is on the bathroom electric heater circuit and if I turn that breaker off, no more meter reading. My 2 cents.
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On my two PT's, the circuit breaker controlling the U-line and the relay for Rediline power also turned off the voltmeter for one leg. Have ALL the breakers been reset?

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Make sure all the breakers are indeed on. My coach has the meters wired into two different circuits in the breaker panel. One of the meters is on the bathroom electric heater circuit and if I turn that breaker off, no more meter reading. My 2 cents.
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On my two PT's, the circuit breaker controlling the U-line and the relay for Rediline power also turned off the voltmeter for one leg. Have ALL the breakers been reset?

--M.R.Kane
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currently near Terrell, TX
Ooooooooo, maybe we have a winner here!

Several of the breakers had been shut off due to lack of need and 30-amp service at a location I was at. So I will bet a donut that one of those breakers serves the gage in question. We'll look into it upon the morrow, or the day after.

One additional thing to note: In addition to the Leg #1 gage on the dash showing zero, the Leg #1 meter in the info panel above the door also reads zero.
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BINGO- the breaker for vacuum cleaner, refer heat, whatever that is and in small print from ac gauge. Turned it on and it works.
BUT- gauge in monitor panel, still inop.
1 down, a bunch to go
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Could it be one leg of the transfer switch????
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BINGO- the breaker for vacuum cleaner, refer heat, whatever that is and in small print from ac gauge. Turned it on and it works.
BUT- gauge in monitor panel, still inop.
1 down, a bunch to go
Get out the bifocals and read the fine print in the AC distribution box.
Leg 1 gage is on the microwave circuit, leg two gage is on the kitchen receptical/inverter outlet.
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Its amazing when you turn all them switches on, DUH
all things that were supposed to work are on and polarity is okey dokey
Merry Christmas, Ernie- and the girls at the Held Ranch, Cayucos, Ca
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