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Old 06-24-2012, 07:00 AM   #1
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Ok. so its90 degrees here and the refidgerator has been on for a few days in anticipation of a camping trip, Today at noon I turned on the air and it ran good and cold for about 10 minutes and then tripped a breaker. Reset the air condition 20 amp breaker and waited, same thing,blows cold for about 10 minutes then trips. Tried 3 times, same thing...any ideas? Could it be just too hot? I dont think so...but its really hot in there now!...
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:18 AM   #2
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Could be the breaker, especially if it is one of those double breakers that fits in a single space. If it is, buy a single 20 amp breaker and install it in a blank opening in the panel, then move the a/c wire from the double breaker to the new single breaker. Lots of older posts about this type problem.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:04 AM   #3
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Dale, any ideas about what kind of breaker to buy?
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Mine did the same thing. I installed singles "square D" from home depot. A 30 amp main and a 20 amp(ac).. Shoved everything down one notch..






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Anything else on?

You can see my amp gauge down in the corner.. Reading 32 amps just with the hot water tank on and the ac..




Here is just the AC running. Nothing else.










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Old 06-24-2012, 08:20 AM   #6
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cowboy, like Dan said square D


I separated mine a little more by getting the new 20 amp AC breaker away

from the main. The main can put out enough heat sometimes to bother the

other breakers next to it that are drawing juice.
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Thanks,,,I hopethat will solve the problem...do I need to relpace the main with a new 30 amp or leave it like it is?...
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I would replace the main with a new single 30 amp. More case size for heat dissipation
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Quote:
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Anything else on?

You can see my amp gauge down in the corner.. Reading 32 amps just with the hot water tank on and the ac..




Here is just the AC running. Nothing else.










I like the Meter! Can you give a link to where you bought it?
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I got rid of all the double style breakers except for the one for the receptacle supplies and replaced them with single style breakers.


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