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  1. I'm having an issue with shore power shutting off randomly, a few times per day. We just arrived at a new park yesterday and it started shortly after we got plugged in. I should mention I have a portable "surge guard" plugged in between shore power plug and my cord. That surge guard shows all green lights, even as shore power in the RV cuts out. After some google research I "think" it may be my surge guard / ATS. I have a 2017 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 36U. The surge guard / ATS is a Surge Guard Model 40350 RVC Automatic Transfer Switch. Background: There appeared to be intermittent loud humming from the area of the ATS in the recent past. It doesn't seem to be "humming" anymore.... just making a fairly loud "clunk" as it shuts off interior shore power, and then later (random amount of time each time) it makes the same "clunk" when interior shore power comes back on. It has done it with very little load. No A/C or heater on... maybe pulling about 3 to 4 amps. Since it is so recent I don't know if it will also do it under load. Speaking of "load". Back when it was "buzzing" it appeared the buzzing pulled a load. Nothing on except for maybe the fridge and it would jump from 3 or 4 amps to 11-12 when the buzzing started. I should also mention it seems if I cut the breaker at the shore power tower off then back on, the shore power in the RV return I have an appointment to bring it into the shop in mid-January..... just don't know if this a big enough issue to worry about right now. We are full time and travel / move frequently. (about every week)
  2. This ain’t Kansas, Toto… Lights not lighting? Water pressure a trickle? Refrigerator not refrigerating …errr… cooling? It’s annoying when the lights work most of the time (only happens when it’s dark outside)… It’s aggravating when the shower barely spits and dribbles water (only happens when theres soap in my eyes)… It’s infuriating discovering warm beer in the refrigerator (only happens when thirsty)… What if I told you the problem may not be the light switch or the water pump or the refrigerator… Awe Baloney! (that would be my response to…) There’s one thing every one of these systems rely upon to work properly. Electric power. Without electric power a light switch is decoration. Without electric power a water pump is a fancy pipe connection. Without electric power a refrigerator is poor quality oven. You know what’s worse? Low power. That’s right, because low power (weak voltage) enables lights to work, water pumps to pump and refrigerators to cool. Yes it does, only poorly. And worse, low voltage wreaks havoc on electric motors and electronics. So what’s this got to do with inverters, converters and chargers (Oh My…)? Plenty. When the devices that provide the raw power aren’t working properly the symptoms can be difficult to detect AND inflicting invisible damage! This weeks blog post dives into the differences between inverters, converters and chargers, how to easily identify each type and why they are different. Look me up, visit and enjoy the journey!