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Old 11-12-2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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We're on a camping trip and were using a small electric heater. Lost power to that circuit. Checked breakers, all seemed fine. But the GFCI outlet had tripped. Won't reset.

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If you have the secondary circuit breakers in the aft, driver's side compartment, try flipping those.
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We're on a camping trip and were using a small electric heater. Lost power to that circuit. Checked breakers, all seemed fine. But the GFCI outlet had tripped. Won't reset.

Any ideas?
Hi: a602pmcc... Had a visit from my "Bro n law". Long story short (Pun intended) he thought he needed to replace his outdoor GFCI receptacle. I started to change it out and found a ring of corrosion around the stripped wire end. Cleaned it off reconnected and bingo. Now he has a spare GFCI. Doesn't seem to take much to interrupt them!!! Alf
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If you have the secondary circuit breakers in the aft, driver's side compartment, try flipping those.
That was it! I didn't know those two breakers were there. Why are they separate from the main panel?

Anyway thanks for the tip.

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That was it! I didn't know those two breakers were there. Why are they separate from the main panel?

Anyway thanks for the tip.

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Glad to hear it worked. We had the same problem last month (from the same cause) and Donna D gave us that tip. No idea why they're separate.
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That was it! I didn't know those two breakers were there. Why are they separate from the main panel?
Anyway thanks for the tip.
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The separate breakers are are for outlets powered from the transfer switch. The transfer switch has two sources of power: shore power and inverter power.
The main breaker panel only has a single power source: shore power. They cannot be combined. If you didn't have an inverter, you would not have the extra circuit box. It's unfortunate that the extra breakers are located in an out of the way place, but I suspect ETI has limited options that are esthetically pleasing.
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The separate sub panel is for your transfer switch for your inverter. They ensure that the inverter only powers the things it’s supposed to, when it’s supposed to.

Another place to check if a circuit trips and you’re scratching your head is the GFCI on the exterior 120V outlet, if so equipped.
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