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Old 20-12-2008, 19:31   #1
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Trace SW2612 Inverter/Charger problem

Our Trace 2612 inverter/charger has developed an annoying problem, when we connect to shorepower after it goes through it's sinewave matching routine and switches to charger mode it trips out Shorepower, if I disconnect earths on unit and let it start up and then connect them it fine, I took it to local servicer and he set it up on his bench and it didn't trip his earth leakage breaker and he said couldn't find anything wrong with it, bring it back home and re install it same problem, any ideas anyone?
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Old 20-12-2008, 20:02   #2
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I suspect that you are in Europe, is that correct. The reason I ask is because the trip values of "ground fault detector" or "earth leakage breaker" are different for European boats than for NA boats. What was the trip value of his "earth leakage breaker" and what is the value of yours? Perhaps your "Ground Fault Detector" or "Earth Leakage Breaker" is faulty. Perhaps you have a leak to ground that was to small to trip the servicer's unit but it is large enough to trip yours.

Nigel Calder has a great article in "Professional Boatbuilder" that can be accessed online that may explain it better than I can.

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