Caravan electric

  1. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    Anyone on here any good with caravan electric more specific about static caravans over loaded the trip box burnt out the rcd. I've changed the rcd but soon as I turn it on the hole lot trips out have I burnt out one of the individual trips I can't afford an electrician at 90 an hour lol any help is much appreciated
     
  2. jimbo84 Member

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    Could have damaged the cabling after the fusebox. Have you connected up the new RCD correctly?
     
  3. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    I've connected it exactly as I took it apart but I don't think it was ever put together properly will post a pick I've check the cables coming out the top of rcd and all trips no burns breaks or kinks
     
  4. Sparkyarc19 Member

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  5. Sparkyarc19 Member

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  6. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    That RCD May be Polarity sensitive as its connected back to front as the way the board is configured live is where the neutral should be.
    If this is living accommodation you need to find an electrician, That Is Not Safe.
     
  7. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    Oh man I can't afford that just been quoted 90 just for call out thank you but what I can't understand is that thats how it was wired before it triped and I've been living here for a year never had a problem
     
  8. the snooper

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    Take it out move everything along to the left and fit the main switch on the right then polarity will be correct
     
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  9. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    I thought something was wrong with it
     
  10. the snooper

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    To test turn off all the other breakers switch main on and see what happens
     
  11. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    Yeah I did that all trips off then only main rcd but stills trips
     
  12. jimbo84 Member

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    The replacement RCD could also be faulty. How did you manage to overload? The overload could have damaged things not visible. You need to be checking the cabling further down the line and the only way to do that is with a test meter and somebody who knows what they're doing.

    It could also be a neutral to earth fault that turning off the MCBs won't rectify which is why it's still tripping.

    Without being rude it looks like a bit of a lash up and just because it is/was working doesn't mean it is/was safe.
     
  13. the snooper

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    Is that main switch new, doesn't look new
     
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  14. WorkshopChris Forum Supporter

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    Are you using electric heaters? I am only guessing that this is fed from a 32a external blue Plug & Socket?
     
  15. the snooper

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    There are only 45amps worth of breakers the main is 63 so how did you burn it out ?
     
  16. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    16 amp socket yes using heaters it's defo a muck up on someone's part no the mcb is not new but does.work took it out my traveling caravan and new mcb us defo not at fault
     
  17. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    3 electric heaters. but the wires were loose in mcb that's properly why
     
  18. jimbo84 Member

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    In that case then there is a problem with the wiring further down the line.
     
  19. Sparkyarc19 Member

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    But the individual trips are off so pOwer shouldn't pass them when I turn on mcb
     
  20. jimbo84 Member

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    Correct but if there is a neutral touching an earth it will trip the RCD whether the breakers are on or not.
     
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