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Old 11-22-2020, 11:28 PM   #1
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Shore power to generator

I wanting to keep my RV plugged into shore power. So monthly I'm suppose to start the generator and put a load on it(start the AC). Do I need to unplug shore power or does it matter?
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:32 PM   #2
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Since unplugging is so easy: I do it!
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:52 PM   #3
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I wanting to keep my RV plugged into shore power. So monthly I'm suppose to start the generator and put a load on it(start the AC). Do I need to unplug shore power or does it matter?
When you start the generator, the ATS will switch off shore power automatically and apply generator power to the main circuit breaker(s) after a small delay to let the generator's frequency to stabilize. When you stop the generator, the shore power will automatically applied. That said, you should never switch power sources when there is a heavy load on the system (A/Cs). Lights, charger and TVs are ok.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:02 AM   #4
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So the generator is prioritized?
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:24 AM   #5
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So the generator is prioritized?
In most cases, yes.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:26 AM   #6
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When I exercise the generator I just turn off the shore power breaker in the garage, start and run the generator under load, shut down the generator and then turn on the shore power breaker. Since I walk past the breaker box anyway it a simple task to turn the breaker on or off.
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Old 11-23-2020, 12:49 AM   #7
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Speaking of unplugging: does anybody know where you can buy a protective "box" that would enclose the ends of two 30 amp cables?
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:28 AM   #8
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Speaking of unplugging: does anybody know where you can buy a protective "box" that would enclose the ends of two 30 amp cables?
Try a search for water proof electrical connection box.
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Old 11-23-2020, 01:31 AM   #9
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:25 AM   #10
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When I exercise the generator I just turn off the shore power breaker in the garage, start and run the generator under load, shut down the generator and then turn on the shore power breaker. Since I walk past the breaker box anyway it a simple task to turn the breaker on or off.
Same here. I have to pass the plug to get to the coach.
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Old 11-23-2020, 04:35 AM   #11
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Same here. I have to pass the plug to get to the coach.
What he said
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Old 01-07-2021, 01:27 AM   #12
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When I exercise the generator I just turn off the shore power breaker in the garage, start and run the generator under load, shut down the generator and then turn on the shore power breaker. Since I walk past the breaker box anyway it a simple task to turn the breaker on or off.


Be sure to turn of the load before shutting furnace generator.
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Old 01-07-2021, 02:31 AM   #13
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Be sure to turn of the load before shutting furnace generator.
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Old 01-07-2021, 03:12 AM   #14
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That didn’t make any sense...... I meant to say turn off the load before shutting down generator.
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