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Subject Topic: Total Novice - mains power goes off Post Reply Post New Topic
09/12/2016 at 5:57pm
 Location: Somewhere in the land of make believe
 Outfit: Abbey County Somerset Caravan
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Hi, I am a real novice when it comes to caravans, I am logical in thinking and can generally work things out.

I have a Abbey County Somerset Caravan fairly old and am doing interior alterations to suit me needs for travelling around the UK.

I have a small problem in that after a short while the power into the caravan seems to cut off even though the power is still reaching the caravan, thats as far as it goes, my problem is I dont know where to look to find the mains input and fuse box etc, I have looked through all the manuals and cant find it.
Does anyone know or even have and ideas where to look, help would be extremely grateful.
Chas


09/12/2016 at 6:02pm
 Location: Somewhere in the land of make believe
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Its the R.C.C.B. unit that I am searching for, that much I know - lol


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09/12/2016 at 6:31pm
 Location: The foot hills of no
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If it's not on show try looking in all the cupboards and under the bunks and seating after all there's nowhere else for it to hide.

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I've stood on Lego and didn't even cry!!


09/12/2016 at 6:39pm
 Location: Somewhere in the land of make believe
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Thought I was a logical one. Found it next to the mains input under a seat lol


09/12/2016 at 8:57pm
 Location: Somewhere in the land of make believe
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Seems like I have a small electrical problem as after about an hour it trips, something for me to try and solve.


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09/12/2016 at 9:04pm
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Is it the main switch tripping. If so that is the RCD. It trips because current is leaking to earth. Unplug everything and switch off all the breakers except the main switch and leave it.

If it trips it's a wiring fault or faulty RCD.
If not, plug in one thing at a time until it trips. That will identify either the faulty appliance or circuit.


11/12/2016 at 12:18am
 Location: West Yorkshire
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I assume you have installed a battery? If not, the charger may not be able to meet demand, and is shutting down due to overload until it cools down



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