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240 volt power shorting out
« on: December 07, 2018, 10:10:50 AM »
Anyone had issues with the 240v power shorting out and tripping the house fuses.
I have managed to access the mass of wires next to the battery and nothing is obvious.
Wondering if the water heater might be playing up.

Any one have a electrical wiring diagram?

2011 model Topaz

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Re: 240 volt power shorting out
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2018, 11:35:01 PM »
Start by unplugging all the “appliances” in the Topaz, battery charger etc etc etc so that you only have the Topaz plugged straight into 240v with nothing internally connected to a power point. Then plug in and turn on one appliance at a time. You will then find which one is causing the 240 volt to trip out. Once you find which circuit that is faulty make a call and get a 240v electrician in for further testing.

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Re: 240 volt power shorting out
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2018, 08:13:14 AM »
We had a problem like that, it was the circuit breaker. Old and worn out. Had it replaced, no problems now.

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Re: 240 volt power shorting out
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2018, 02:12:26 PM »
We've had our Topaz II Savannah for just under 4 years now and have never had the 240 V circuit breaker trip or the house circuit breaker trip, nor have I heard of any other Topaz having this problem and I keep in touch with about a dozen or so Topaz owners.

I do have Topaz wiring diagrams but I thought that they were on the forum anyway.  If you can't find them, let me know your email address and I'll email them to you.

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Formerly 2002 TVAN, now a 2015 Topaz Savannah and 2014 Isuzu MU-X LST

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Re: 240 volt power shorting out
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2019, 06:23:49 PM »
I found the problem, seems the 240v side of the water heater has shorted out.
I isolated it all out and plugged it into an extension lead separate from the van and dead short.

How hard is it to access the water heater?

Or I am thinking that we never use the hot water side on 240 so might leave it unplugged😀

David

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Re: 240 volt power shorting out
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2019, 08:03:09 PM »
Hi Harry, we would be interested in the Topaz wiring diagrams. We are having trouble with the fridge fan staying on despite the fridge being off and draining the batteries


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