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Old 07-21-2012, 04:32 AM   #1
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Question: Has anyone had any experience with the 12 volt system "tripping" under load?
If I turn all my lights on, there is a system trip, all the power goes down for about 20 seconds or so and then re-sets.
I hear what I will call a breaker tripping and resetting. It is located just behind the batter box. ON the "A" frame, just under the front cap.

Could this be faulty and causing a pre-mature trip and reset of the 12 volt system?

Any help would be appreciated. It would be nice to be able to have the lights on and be able to use the water pump while in 12 volt mode.






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Old 07-21-2012, 05:19 AM   #2
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OK, so I found out it is a 12V 06A auto resetting breaker.

Could the breaker be bad or what would cause it to trip?
I am going to check grounds next and try to find a replacement breaker. Problem is, it is such a low amperage that no one has them in stock. The closest is a 15 amp,,,,I don't want to cause problems by putting that in...






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Old 07-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #3
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I agree it should not trip. I would get an ammeter (buy or borrow) and check what the amperage is when it trips. If it trips at 5 or 6 amps, then replace it(or have it replaced under warranty). Normally these things won't trip until you go over the rated amperage. If it trips at 6+ amps, then turn off some lights.



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Old 07-21-2012, 11:48 AM   #4
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Thanks for the idea Stan, I will get the amp meter on it and have the kids turn lights on one at a time until it trips...
I hope it is just a bad breaker.






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In thinking, I wonder if when wiring the camper they put the 12 volt output on the wrong side of this breaker.
Doesn't 6 amps seem like an awful small amperage to have in front of everything running off the battery?

Perhaps the 6 amp breaker is to protect the battery from the inverter sending too many amps to the battery during charging?

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Old 07-25-2012, 11:31 AM   #6
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So I need some help.
Below, the first image is of the breaker I am having issues with and wondered if anyone is near their unit and can take a look for me. The breaker is located under the front of the RV, Near the battery storage on TT's and under a little plastic shield.



The question Ihave is this. Is your 12V 6 amp breaker wired like mine?


As you can see, the batter + goes on the stud on the right while the stud on the left supplies the unit with the 12 volt power needed for dry camping. Does this seem correct? I ask because when I use the lights an any other 12 volt item the breaker keeps tripping and re-setting.

I wonder if it was wired incorrectly. Is the 6 amp breaker actually to protect the battery from the inverter/charger during charge mode so no more than 6 amps is drawn to the battery?

If that is the case then I think the wires on the left stud, except for the feed from the inverter/charger, should be on the right stud.

Any thoughts or ideas would be great. Or if someone can steal a peak at their setup that would be great also.





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I just looked at mine. I have two breakers like what you have pictured. Both are marked 12v and one is 50a and the other is 30a. The wiring to the posts look similar.



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Old 07-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #8
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6amps seams low, in your breaker box your dc fuses are most 15 amps. I'am not sure you can read dc amps with a ac amprobe. I had that happen when tring to read amps on a dc golf cart motor.
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That is my opinion also, So it leaves me to believe the breaker is there to protect the battery from too many amps from the inverter/charger. And the wires to power the 12volt items are on the wrong side of the breaker.

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OK Let me ask the obvious question. Are you sure it's a 6 amp breaker? I ask that because if your eyes are as bad as mine, you might have mis-read it.

The breaker on the front of my Zinger is 30 amp. 6 amps sounds way too light for what it is supposed to carry.

Have you checked to see if anything is drawing power with everything (supposedly) shut off. If you have a large phantom load, just turning on lights could be enough to trip it.

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