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Old 06-09-2013, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hi, I need some of your guidance ... replacing my power cord plug due to some arcing damage on 1 pin. I exposed the wires and got ready to connect new plug but noticed some "green" powdery residue"on a fewstrands of the copper wire on the black plug.

What is this from? Is it damaged? is it normal, acceptable?



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Rich, I am not seeing your picture.
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yeah didn't go through will email you directly as you probably know the answer ...
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try this link
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:42 AM   #5
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My guess would be --- you got moisture in there.Some of those molded (water proof) ends aren't always what they cracked up to be.


Try cutting it off back further and see what it looks like.

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:48 AM   #6
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Normally, a green residue on copper is just corrosion. I see it a lot on copper pipe fittings when they are not wiped off after soldering with flux. When the ends of wiring are "tinned" they use flux to aid the tinning process.Clean the wire ends with a small wire brush and you will be fine (or you can strip off a bit of the insulation, cut the wires and start fresh).
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I agree with Lloyd after seeing the picture you sent me. Your molded plug either let some moisture in and or it had a poor connection in it. Just cut it back a few inches and install the new plug. That is what I had to do to ours when I installed a new yellow plug with a built in handle on it.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:49 AM   #8
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Hi Lloyd! I did cut about 6" back when I 1st saw it, but maybe go further and see...Hunter mentioned he had this also and cleaned wires. I was concerned whether I needed to replace entire cord due to damage but doesn't look to be needed. thx! Heading to Colorado and taking care of some needed repairs.

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Thx for everyone's input ... helps me from losing a day waiting to call a shop...and most likely get wrong info. Wwill put it together, and then tackle some caulking and then the max - air cover.

BTW I used 303 on the front cap and it is a new RV (except decal in front, which was too far gone)! ok to use 303 on all sides, window frames?

Washed the roof yesterday, replaced all air vent covers.

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Maybe you should trade more often??????????????
That way you're not suppose to have all that danged old maintenance.


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