electrical fire

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  1. lugnutt

    lugnutt Funster Life Member

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    hi as some of you will know we had a electrical fire on the way to shepton mallet.as luck would have it i was able to stop and disconnect and spent the weekend with no power. it went to hospital for a transplant and was discharged today no great harm done the inverter/charging system/batteries all survived.see below for before an after pic,s
     
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    Have not noticed a thread re your misshap,, any idea`s as to why it happened?

    My main worry is electric`s..

    Thanks.
     
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    Yes, please tellus the reason i.e. what was the faulty componant - Like Mo I worry about fires all the time around the home, in the car, in the workshop especially, and MH not yet on my drive!!! (Something else to worry about)
     
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    It looks like you were very lucky as to the damage and no one hurt:Eeek:
     
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    Scary pics - any info on what caused the meltdown???
     
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    Glad you are up and running again Dave... and your lot top their group in Europe. Things are looking much better now...

    JJ
     
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    Looking at the pics there seems only two possible causes
    1. Incorrect choice of cable for the power demanded
    2 Direct short to earth
    Both scenarios demand the question what was the fuse doing in all this

    Having been victim twice, to similar problems (two different vehicles)
    In my case the fuse seemed to sit there and let it happen:Doh:that would indicate wrong fuse chosen, but I can confirm in both instances the right cable and fuse were used (manuf) although i found the causes
    I never did get to the bottom in either case as to why the fuse didn't pop before the cable melted, down rating the fuses had them popping off for a laugh:Sad:
    Scary stuff electrickery:Eeek:
    Geo
     
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    hi all....i don't have the answers , let me try and explain the batteries bank is under the r/roll bed for storage i put a wooden table over the batteries and on top of that a sat dish for try pod ,maybe theses shifted in transit and the dish shorted the batteries across there terminals but i don't know . i just riped every thing out quickly not taking notice with the smoke and smell of burning insulating. one thing that did need replacing was the split charge relay maybe that what did it,but no fuses or trip switch went all this happened start to finish approx 2 Min's the fast action saved things:Blush::Blush:
     
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    nice to here you are up and running. tell the lad croc says hi and dont four get are tin opener
     
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    hi cros...sue washed ritchie's kecks with your number in the pocket...:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hi cros...sue washed ritchie's kecks with your number in the pocket...:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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