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Gypsy Journal RV: I hit it with a hammer

From the bloggers at Gypsy Journal RV.

Okay, actually it was a big pair of vise grips, but it did the job, so who’s keeping score?

I’ve been trying to track down the source of our intermittent electrical problem and had pretty much narrowed it down to our inverter. We have good strong power coming into the coach, so it’s not the power cable, EMS system, or transfer switch. Where we run into a problem is at our 110 volt outlets. When the power started acting flaky again yesterday, I tested the different outlets with a multimeter and we were getting between 87 and 91 volts at the outlets. That’s not good at all.

Yesterday morning I confirmed that the problem is the inverter. The power was doing the same thing, so I opened the bay where the inverter is. Usually of the inverter makes a humming sound, but it was silent. Thinking I had nothing to lose, I gave it a good sharp rap with the vise grips and immediately it started humming again, the power at the outlets inside the motorhome jumped right to 121 volts, and it’s been working ever since.

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