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50 Amp Plug LED's

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My 50 amp plug has two blue led's on the top. Both usually light up when plugged into 50 amp shore power. Sunday I plugged in and only one of the led's lit up...the one on the left top. The one on the right lit very briefly as I plugged it in, then it went out. All systems worked fine, even running both a/c units at the same time...and the TV and entertainment system.

The last time I noticed that the right-side led was out, it was as a result of a shore power problem at a Florida camp site, after a power outage. After the power outage when the power came back on, the wall plugs in my RV stopped working. They moved me to a new site and that solved the problem and both led's were lit.

This time no such problem...just the right LED not lit. A friend speculated that it's just a grounding problem at the site, since all systems worked.

Any thoughts on this?

Should I be concerned?

Thanks.

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Jim,

Our speculation won't help you-- could be a faulty LED or an indication of a real problem.

You need to VERIFY that your shore power is correct.

If you are safe working around 120 VAC, use your voltmeter to check the CG outlet: If not, have the CG do it.

The two outer straights are the hots L1 and L2.

The center straight is the neutral.

The center round is ground.

So:

From either outer to center straight or center round= 120 VAC

Center round to center straight= 0 VAC

Outer straight to outer straight= 240 VAC

Brett

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Thank's Brett. There was a tech onsite and he said the receptacle read fine with his meter and all systems worked fine in the RV. I go to this campground a lot, so next time I'll pay attention to the plugs and follow up.

Thank's again.

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