Here's a question for the Books!
I have a 1992 Eurovan Camper. When I plug it into house current, everything works great
- battery charges, fridge, plugs, etc. If I use a generator, bam! Nothing works. The
generator is 2000watt - newish - five years old - and a good one. Behind the seat there is
a GFI plug, and behind that is a little transparent box with contacts in it. When I plug in
the house current, the contacts close. When I use the generator, they don't. I think the
problem is in here, but if anyone can enlighten me, I will be grateful!
I know which relay you are talking about. I am fluent in German and shall check what T4 Wicki says about this. Keep you posted or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My guess, further to above, either the voltage is not high enough to trigger the relay or the GFI interprets the lack of voltage as a short and cuts out.
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