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Old 07-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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At our campground we have 50 amp service to each camper. On one leg it has 120 volts and the other it has 110. When everybody uses ac it drops too low. There is an over head wire that goes from the meter to the campers. When they check the volts at the meter they are the same on both legs 120. When it gets to the wires to the campers it is 120 and 110. The line from the meter has been burnt at one time and it burnt the ground and one of the hot lines. If it melted several of the strands in the ground and the hot wire will this cause the drop in volts on the one leg? The hot wire is bare where it burnt.

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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Move this to electrical and fixed title---MOD---

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Old 07-27-2012, 11:29 AM   #3
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I'm not an electrician--but I believe you need one for this----the safety of your customers and their electrical equipment tells me that this should be done by a licensed and insured pro--

Just my opinion----Why was the burnt wire left unrepaired

That should have blown the main breakers--is the breaker over sized for the load?
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Hire a professional licensed electrician. This is not a DIY project. IMO.
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I told the owners and they said that would not cause the problem. That is what I am trying to find out if the bad wire will make one side have less volts or if they have another problem.
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If wires have been burnt and are bare and the owners have not fixed them, find a different campground.
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Sounds like you located the problem----I thought you owned the campground--sorry---
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I told the owners and they said that would not cause the problem. That is what I am trying to find out if the bad wire will make one side have less volts or if they have another problem.
Two possible explanations -

Bad/dirty/loose connection somewhere causing current limit
this would explain why its dropping to 110v.
Wrong size wire (too small) could also cause.

Problem with neutral.
This would also explain why one side goes down
whilst the other goes up.

An electricain should sort this mess out !

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