Onan..what should it give.

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    Should my Onan supply 240v after it passed through the replay.

    My rv can accept 110 and 240 at plug in power. With 240 plug in I can run 110v and 240v appliances.

    What happens when I plug in 110v will I only be able to use 110v appliances?

    SWhen the genny is going I seem to only be able to use 110v appliances.
    The relevance to all this is trying to sort which v appliances I should use when I go to europe.

    Itchung to fit a tele..but which..12v 110, or 240...my head hurts
     
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    * I think you mean transformer, not replay .. yes, both 110 and 230v ac sockets will be live.

    * I don't know of any countries in Europe with 110v ehu. so it's academic.

    * Depending on how it is wired, my RV had the genny feeding the step up transformer so I had both supplies available when genny running.. yours may not be wired like that.

    My advice

    Forget 110v appliances .. kick that idea into touch...

    buy a TV that can run on both 12vdc and 230 vac . .
     
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    thanks Jim

    I would have thought that too but when i turn my present tv and dvd on it with mains power all is ok but with genny not. However if the v abroad is 220/230/240 then I guess im good with a normal type 240 but I take your point re it being 12v too for park up tele

    I can see april arriving.(the month not the blonde) and all the funsters coming back and Im still stuck on the drive lol.

    many thanks...Im gonna get a voltey metery thing and start pokin about obviously whilst wearing rubber gloves and a rubber hat:Eeek:
     
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    second thoughts

    On second thoughts Im leaning towards getting the circuitry checked out so I know what Im dealing with.
     
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    we go south in March


    We head South in late March and stay in to April.. a lot of the French sites are closed until late March in anycase.

    Re your genny issues.. my B class Winnibago has 110v to the micorwave.. I expect your also runs on 110v (when using the genny) - that happens even when connected to 240v via the Sterling invertor. I have to use a switch to move the power to the genny so it is 110v But the micro wave has power from the 240v side via a step down I presume.

    I use only 240 on the RV.. my tv is a normal 26" flat screen as is my DVD - normal 240v domestic... Remember hook up in Euro is 230v and most are 6 amps or 10 amps but we have found some that are 16 amps as well.

    My genny charges my batteries via the Sterling invertor.. runs the aircon as well as the micowave..

    You need to have an expert check it and tell you what you have .. I would suggest VanBitz, who seem to know there eggs.

    I also have a good volt meter which allows me to check the voltage at the plugs.. but do not do that unless you are sure what you are doing.. could be bad news if you play with electrics without knowledge.

    I have found my 110v sockets were connected to the 240v.. the wiring is designed to take 50amps ..so it can carry 110v or 240v .. cables are big enough for the UK / Europe market.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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    I have sent you a p.m


    Harry I have sent you a private message via the p.m. system on this site.. may help if we talked on the phone.. free advice.

    Bob:thumb:
     
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