Automatic Transfer Switch wiring issue
I have already experienced the "loose connection" and "loose wirenut" issues causing melted wirenut caps and burnt connections, so I check the connections every month during the summer...
Now though, I have experienced a new "issue". I fired up the generator and found no power to the outlets. Traced the issue to the ATS. Found a melted wirenut cap, however the connection was still there, but the wire had basically "burnt". The wire coming from the generator was a normal ROMEX solid copper, however, the wire coming from the ATS was a stranded wire that didnt even look like copper. Not sure if heat had caused the copper to discolor, however, the stranded wire was now a silver color.
I just wondered if anyone else had found issues with this area of wiring, and shouldnt the wire from the ATS also be solid copper?
Not even really sure why the short stranded cable is there, as it is only about 18" long and I think the generator copper wire could be wired directly to the connector on the ATS...
It is below freezing out today, so didnt go out to investigate, and a new wirenut got us on the road earlier in the week, but want to correct this before the next trip..
2016 25.2 VEGAS with 2017 Jeep Wrangler AND Two Dogs; Norwegian Elkhound & Morkie (The RV is actually the Dog's)