240v Problem

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  1. MrJinks

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    Advice required please.......


    My 240v tripped this morning for no apparant reason and when trying to reset it, the trip switch will not return to the "on" position, even if I try with all 240 EHU disconnected it will not click into place. However, I still have 110v through the RV so I am still recharging 12v system ( I think). Even if I try to hold the switch in place there is still no 240v.

    My feeling is that the trip switch has physically broken. I have not taken it apart as have travelled down to Carvynick today and dont want to make it any worse on a Sunday!! At least I have my 110v :thumb:

    Any other thoughts or advice on this ???
     
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    Try to turn the trip switch OFF first before trying to reset.
     
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    push it down further then push it up.

    some breakers will disconnect but need pushing fully down to reset the mechanism
     
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    I had a similar experience in Portugal last year and turned out to be the trip switch,had to get a replacement, I didn't check the 110v supply though but thinking back I don't remember the fridge knocking off.I am no electrician, just my experience.
     
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    Can you reset with the van disconnected from the mains.
     
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    see below :Doh::Rofl1:


     
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    I think he means all the 240v breakers off .. as he still has 110v

    so presumably the EHU is still plugged in..
     
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    110v is a separate fuse board and wont be affected by the 230v board.

    Mr Jinks does state 'hookup disconnected' so the 230v board is dead.
     
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    Yes John, well aware of the two boards , I think we need Mr Jinks to clarify as I read the OP differently
     
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    Sorry guys....no wifi here

    I will try to clarify. I have a separate 3 trip box that seems to have a 240v trip & 110v trip with a blue overriding trip in between. It is the blue central switch that has tripped off and cannot be switched back on, even with the hookup dis connected. The110v trip on the right is still operating as I can switch it off and 110 power is then lost.
    I will try to take a photo but not very capable with iPhone!!
     
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    dont know who did the conversion but a wall, a blindfold and a gun spring to mind.

    230v AND 110v in the same enclosure is dangerous to say the least.

    have you tried pushing the breaker right down before trying to reset it. ?
     
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    Have you tried pushing the switch fully into the OFF position before resetting?

    SNAP!
     
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    Yes. Many times
     
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    No picture Gary.. But I have taken the liberty of doing the link again for you :thumb:

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    Blimey. How did manage that!

    I have been trying for ages:Doh:

    THANKS
     
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    The blue switch in the middle is the one that will not switch back up
     
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    as it wont turn on with hookup disconnected and it doesnt need to be fully depressed before resetting i reckon your first guess is correct......faulty.
     

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