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Make sure incoming voltage clean check supply wiring check wiring to battery make sure battery ok bad battery will ruin converter

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120-
VOLT
AC
SYSTEM
The following electrical components (if so equipped) will only operate when your
RV is connected to shore power: 120 to
12-volt power converter, air conditioner,
120-volt refrigerator, microwave oven, television(s), fireplace and appliances
plugged into convenience receptacles.

SECTION 6 - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM JAYCO TOWABLE
6-2
120-
VOLT
CIRCUIT
BREAKERS
The 120-volt AC circuit breakers located in
side the main load center protect all
120-volt wiring and components in the RV fr
om circuit overloads and short circuits.
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t occur the circuit breaker protecting the
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At the beginning of camping season, inspect the circuit breakers and replace as
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are wearable parts and must be replaced
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The converter has a built-in protective thermal breaker that will shut it down should
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manufacturer's warranty will be void if
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